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  • Then ahead a faint witch-fire gleam tinged the abysmal blackness.

    Wings in the Night

  • As he approached the Ring, he saw an eery glow within, so that the gaunt stones stood etched like the ribs of a skeleton in which a witch-fire burns.

    Wings in the Night

  • Under the witch-fire glow the intruders moved like specters.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • "But what thing is it that can cry like a woman and laugh like a devil, and shines like witch-fire as it glides through the trees?" gasped Balthus, mopping the sweat from his pale face.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Then all was swept away by the crimson tide that rode madly in Conan's soul, as he crushed fiercely in his iron arms the slim white body that shimmered like a witch-fire of madness before him.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • She ran as for her life, and though he strained every nerve and thew, until his temples were like to burst and the snow swam red to his gaze, she drew away from him, dwindling in the witch-fire of the skies, until she was a figure no bigger than a child, then a dancing white flame on the snow, then a dim blur in the distance.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • He stood on the afterdeck, watching witch-fire dance in their wake, and sought some inner peace.

    Ship Of Magic

  • Wylla ran out of the mist and the witch-fire clad only in her skin belt and ivory dagger.

    Conan the Relentless

  • What could only have been witch-fire had blazed above the hilltops.

    Conan the Relentless

  • It moved toward him, shimmering weirdly - a green witch-fire that moved with purpose and intent.

    The Conan Chronicles

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  • And that look on a face we follow like a witch-fire.
    —Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

    November 21, 2008