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  • n. Plural form of efflorescence.


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  • Muslim pilgrims in the next Hajj will see a new four-tiered Jamarat Bridge, a sort of multi-limbed amoeba of reconfigurable inflow and outflow ramps, emergency exits, and subway tunnels directing the flood of supplicants safely through the rocky landscape of Mina, and curiously ornamented with anemone-like efflorescences above the pillars on the upper level.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • With coastal development and sea level continuing to rise unabated, expect more of these geo-efflorescences popping up everywhere like micro-tentacled warts, the sight of which will utterly gross people out or completely fascinate them.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • All these many-hued dresses which covered the sands like nosegays, these pretty stuffs, those showy parasols, the fictitious grace of tightened waists, all the ingenious devices of fashion from the smart little shoe to the extravagant hat, the seductive charm of gesture, voice, and smile, all the coquettish airs in short displayed on this seashore, suddenly struck him as stupendous efflorescences of female depravity.

    Pierre And Jean

  • With awe in their faces they discerned slowly revolving dark plates of steel, effulgent gouts of water glistening with momentary rainbows, sloppy and distended clods of wet sand, powder storms of dry sand, and billowing efflorescences of black smoke and orange flame.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The glow within the rock was the palest of efflorescences.

    Impossible Places

  • Much of Antarctica is officially classified as a desert, and nothing proved it more effectively than the salt efflorescences on the shoreline of Lake Fryxell, thin white crusts like the salt pans of northern Chile.

    Terra Incognita

  • This can be due to water splashing back, waterspouts, badly designed or damaged gutters, puddles being splashed by passing vehicles, washing the floors inside, morning condensation (or dew), a roadway gutter flowing too close to the wall, surface waterproofing (cement pavement) which prevents evaporation from the soil, a water-proofing render which causes moisture to be trapped between the wall and the render or the growth of parasitical flora (such as moss) and saline efflorescences.

    Chapter 6

  • Humidity also encourages the emergence of saline efflorescences which attack the materials and hollow out cavities where small animals can nest (insects, rodents, etc.) and this can further aggravate the process of wearing away which has already started.

    Chapter 6

  • It is called vanilla _giorees_, when it is covered with efflorescences of benzcoin acid, after having been kept in a dry place, and in vessels not hermetically closed.

    The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.

  • This immersion, of variable duration according to circumstances, will restore to these insects, however bad they have become, all their brilliancy and all their first freshness, and the efflorescences of cupric oxide will not reappear.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885


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