St. Elmo's fire

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Noun1.St. Elmo's fire - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphereSt. Elmo's fire - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
arc, electric arc, electric discharge, spark, discharge - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
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but slipping backward on the deck, his uplifted eyes caught the flames; and immediately shifting his tone, he cried -- The corpusants have mercy on us all
No, no, it wasn't; I said the corpusants have mercy on us all; and I hope they will, still.
but slipping backward on the deck, his uplifted eyes caught the flames; and immediately shifting his tone he cried--"The corpusants have mercy on us all