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phosphorescence
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a dim glowing light

or more technically:  a fluorescence (dim light)  created by a chemical reaction within a living organism; or a dim light that continues to shine from something after the bombarding radiation (stronger light that fell upon it) has ceased
  • The sheets of glass in the corner window of her living room made it look like the prow of a ship in motion, and the lights of the city were like phosphorescent sparks on the black waves of steel and stone.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (12% in)
  • The woman was pushing forward, to squeeze herself into the group, to place some human bodies between herself and the sight of the great vacuum-the plain stretching off and dissolving into moonlight, the dead phosphorescence of impotent, borrowed energy.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (54% in)
  • It looked like a phosphorescent vein showing through the skin of the earth, a delicate vein without blood.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (85% in)
  • When he reached the empty darkness beyond Philadelphia-in the place where the flames of Rearden Steel had for years been his favorite landmark, his greeting in the loneliness of night, the beacon of a living earth-he saw a snow-covered spread, dead-white and phosphorescent in the starlight, a spread of peaks and craters that looked like the surface of the moon.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (26% in)

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