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- n. Utter darkness, without any ray of light.
- n. The condition of being rayless
What it meant taking on was Franklin's raylessness, Franklin's obscurity, Franklin's dun-colour -- could a wife escape the infection?
I knew that I had now fully recovered the use of my visual faculties -- and yet it was dark -- all dark -- the intense and utter raylessness of the Night that endureth for evermore.