mothlight has looked up 434 words, created 4 lists, listed 80 words, written 4 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 68 words.

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  • "Stormy, as the sea.

    Amongst other effects he had a surpassing notion for the storm. Kean has seen a mechanical exhibition in Spring Gardens (the remains of Loutherburg's “Eidophusicon”) in which very striking procellous effects has been produced, and which he fancied very available to his purpose.
    -- George Raymond, Memoirs of Robert William Elliston: Comedian

    The plan traced on our chart will lead us through oceans procellous and perilous straits, amid regions where the atmosphere is cheerless and the sun's rays are pale, and the spring blossoms no sooner unfold their petals than they droop and languish.
    -- C.C.C.P. Silva, M.D., The Western Medical Reporter, Vol. 10"

    December 18, 2011

  • also known as the Panthalassic Ocean, was the vast global ocean that surrounded the supercontinent Pangaea, during the late Paleozoic and the early Mesozoic years. It included the Pacific Ocean to the west and north and the Tethys Ocean to the southeast. It became the Pacific Ocean, following the closing of the Tethys basin and the breakup of Pangaea, which created the Atlantic, Arctic, and Indian Ocean basins.

    October 14, 2011

  • "anything that drives away pain."

    is there any way to add a definition?

    October 14, 2011

  • "The ever-present, oppressive influence of past events"

    July 7, 2011

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