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- n. A very rare phenomenon observed in morning or evening when the sun is crossing or immediately below the horizon, in which a momentary flash of blue light appears above the upper rim of the solar disk, caused by refraction of light in the atmosphere.
- n. A phenomenon sometimes observed when a criticality incident occurs in nuclear materials, inducing a discharge of radiation into the environment.
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After that, when they climbed the alleys of the hanging park, resting in one of the little ruined temples or watching, through a ripple of foliage, the remote blue flash of the lake, they did not always talk of Rendle or of literature.
A bright blue flash erupted from the other room that he could feel through his eyelids, seeing a floating after-flash in the air without even having opened them.
The blue flash made him think of d’Orkancz and the Institute.
There are some things that always bring joy – a ripple of song in winter, the blue flash of a kingfisher down-stream, a subtle scent that startles and waylays.