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  • n. Plural form of sprite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. atmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves)

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Examples

  • This amazing video remixes the sprites from the 8-bit SNES Mario game as a physics tutorial on wave action.

    Boing Boing: July 10, 2005 - July 16, 2005 Archives

  • Martin F├╝llekrug of Bath University described how the team detected radio waves coinciding with the appearance of "sprites" - glowing orbs that occasionally flicker into existence above thunderstorms.

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  • At least these did not seem to resemble the more annoying, tinier wood elves that their taller brethren referred to as sprites.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • Well you can name sprites and duplicate and you could do iteration by using multiple sprites and global variables - that might avoid the problem of repetitive code clutter due to inability to black box name code and call it by its name on a single sprite

    one problem with scratch

  • The sprites are the work of Leo Lentelli; they have a quaint elfin quality that is very engaging.

    The Sculpture and Mural Decorations of the Exposition A Pictorial Survey of the Art of the Panama-Pacific international exposition

  • Enormous bursts of energy known as sprites, blue jets, and crawlers can be seen in this high-definition video, providing the most detailed recording of these remarkable events.

    Wired Top Stories

  • In short, whether by secret connivance or encouragement from their master, or out of their own liquorish affection to gold, or both, it is certain they were no better than a sort of sturdy, swaggering beggars; and where they could not prevail to get an alms, would make women miscarry and children fall into fits; who to this very day usually call sprites and hobgoblins by the name of bull-beggars.

    A Tale of a Tub

  • They are nothing compared with displays high above the clouds, where towering red lights known as sprites shoot up to the edge of space.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • "This is the first time in Europe that we have been able to use high-speed video to detect transitory luminous phenomena taking place in the upper atmosphere - so-called sprites (in the form of a carrot or column) and elves (which are ring shaped)", Joan Montanya, co-author of the study and a researcher at the Department of Electric

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • "This is the first time in Europe that we have been able to use high-speed video to detect transitory luminous phenomena taking place in the upper atmosphere - so-called sprites [in the form of a carrot or column] and elves [which are ring shaped]," said study co-author Joan

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

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