phosphorescing love


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  • v. Present participle of phosphoresce.


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  • I thought of how cruel it was to haul that baby out into the dark and cold of Chicago, and then how wondrous was that glimmering sphere, the phosphorescing orange.

    The Moon in Winter

  • Immediately apparent in the darkness were her ghoulishly glowing lips, phosphorescing fingernails, and even lustrous traces of eyeliner, the very reverse of King Tut's kohl-lined eyes.

    The Color of Silence is Radium Green

  • She was very fond of phosphorescing creatures of all kinds, especially fireflies.

    Something Unpredictable

  • Tolland stroked his chin as he watched the phosphorescing creatures.

    Deception Point

  • It came snaking under the doorsill, tendrils of freezing air reaching across the floor, phosphorescing in the intermittent blackness.


  • Just then something roiled the waters of the nearest lake, the dark water phosphorescing as a huge body rolled beneath the surface.

    The Eye of the World

  • In the case of this tube (Fig. 23, P = 0.00068 millimeter, or 0.9 M), the bulb is made of lead glass phosphorescing blue under molecular bombardment.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 795, March 28, 1891

  • Therefore it is quite possible that at some extremely high frequency, when behaving practically as a non-conductor, a metal or any other conductor might exhibit the quality of phosphorescence, even though it be entirely incapable of phosphorescing under the impact of a low-frequency discharge.

    Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency

  • In all the substances investigated by him in which phosphorescence was introduced he found that three conditions were essential to its production: (1) that oxygen should be present; (2) that there should be an alkaline reaction in the phosphorescing mixture -- that is, a reaction such as is produced on acids and vegetable coloring matters by potash, soda, and the other alkalies; and (3) that some kind of chemical action should take place.

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

  • Lilac tones slowly spread through sea and heaven from the west; -- mornes facing the light began to take wondrous glowing color, -- a tone of green so fiery that it looked as though all the rich sap of their woods were phosphorescing.

    Two Years in the French West Indies


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