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- n. Plural form of gloriole.
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“Our U-boats,” Doenitz proudly told a German war correspondent, “are operating close inshore along the coast of the United States of America, so that bathers and sometimes entire coastal cities are wit nesses to the drama of war, whose visual climaxes are constituted by the red glorioles of blazing tankers.”
Hence theologians speak of three particular crowns, aureolas, or glorioles, by which these three classes of blessed souls are accidentally honoured beyond the rest.
And the fiercely coloured saints marching eternally in the flamboyant windows would have carried their glorioles like torches across dark lands and distant seas; till the whole mountain of music and darkness and lights descended roaring on the lonely Lincoln hill.