from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aurora that occurs in northern regions of the earth. Also called northern lights.
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- n. The aurora of the northern hemisphere
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A luminous meteoric phenomenon, visible only at night, and supposed to be of electrical origin. This species of light usually appears in streams, ascending toward the zenith from a dusky line or bank, a few degrees above the northern horizon; when reaching south beyond the zenith, it forms what is called the corona, about a spot in the heavens toward which the dipping needle points. Occasionally the aurora appears as an arch of light across the heavens from east to west. Sometimes it assumes a wavy appearance, and the streams of light are then called merry dancers. They assume a variety of colors, from a pale red or yellow to a deep red or blood color.
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- n. the aurora of the northern hemisphere
Celestial Three: Black wings, a veil of shifting aurora borealis color drapes her from head to shoulders, hiding her features except for the black cherry-red tendrils of hair snaking and twisting from beneath the veil; a burgundy gown clings to her curves, its corseted bodice providing a display shelf for her smooth and rounded cleavage.
A magnificent display of the aurora borealis followed, rolling its curtains of delicate fire across a surface of reflected brilliance.
Even the undulating aurora borealis at its center seemed dimmed, its colors mere ghosts of blue, purple, and green.
Only in lowly Moss, where the talented human boy had deflected the clouds of ash with his sigil, had the aurora borealis shone on unimpeded.
The aurora borealis painted palpitating color revels on the sky.