from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a composition which burns with a brilliant blue flame; -- used in pyrotechnics and as a night signal at sea, and in military operations.


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  • Flip: A spear of blue light pierces the fallen angel.

    Etched in Bone

  • Considering that Dante had literally punched his way into another world, transforming a tomb into a flame-embered doorway, and destroying a cemetery with a shock wave of blue light in the process—a fact she still struggled to wrap her mind around—Heather felt that created a gate was one hell of an inadequate description.

    Etched in Bone

  • The ultraviolet blue light from the mercury lamp attracts but also dazzles the moths, so they seek out the shelter of the shadowy papier-mch egg-tray hollows and come to rest.


  • Pink and blue light strobed in alternating bands across his face.

    Etched in Bone

  • In the glass door of the shop I saw my left hand vanish, replaced with an irregular globe of angry blue light that trailed bits of heatless fire to the floor.

    Dead Beat

  • Coils of blue light whipped around him, some lashing out into the night, others striking the yacht.

    Etched in Bone

  • Behind them, the blue light from the flame-pits shone up from the crater and danced on the stone walls.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • Far below his feet, which kicked helplessly in midair, Jasper saw the weird blue light from the flame-pits of Vbngoom.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • Under the blue light shining from her wings, Angie opened the vial she had lost in the boat on Mercy Bay.

    The Welkening

  • And before her plea had ended, a shaft of warm protective blue light fell across her, and she looked up from the mud to see Kai Opaka, as she had been when she was but a simple prylar, young and slender, come to New Sydney to raise funds to aid the resistance on Occupied Bajor.



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