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phosphorescence
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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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
  • We'd sit on the sea wall, and feel the cool air off the ocean, and watch the phosphorescence sparkle in the surf.
    p. 289.9
  • I felt someone's bare breast, briefly—only once, and it was an accident—one warm night when we went swimming off the beach at Little Boar's Head and the phosphorescence, in my opinion, was especially seductive.
    p. 445.8

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