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  • n. Plural form of scintilla.


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  • Despite or because of its vacuity, the domed mall, like the round jar, is replete with dreams, and both emit scintillas of light that crystallize into an image of the future to dazzle all around.


  • "The scintillas in this case seem to be few and far between," commented the judge.

    My day in court against the DoD: Everyone was wearing black suits but me....

  • Lycias in Phaedri vultum inhiat, Phaedrus in oculos Lyciae scintillas suorum defigit oculorum; cumque scintillis, &c. Sequitur Phaedrus Lyciam, quia cor suum petit spiritum; Phaedrum

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Tales of transcendent lights, fires, halos, and scintillas are well documented.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • There was a way in which she isolated a digit for sharp regard, using a magnifier and a square of dark cardboard, and there were hangnails flying and shreds and grains of dead skin and fragments of nail, scintillas, springing in the air.


  • A chandelier of a hundred thousand scintillas hung over a table of pink marble, the centerpiece of which was a representation of Kaiark Rianlle's projected pavilion on Whispering Ridge.

    Marune: Alastor 933

  • They walked upon a dark crimson carpet, under a chandelier of twenty scintillas.

    Marune: Alastor 933

  • The entire history of progress is a moral drama, a tale man might unfold in a great autobiography, could his myriad heads and countless scintillas of consciousness conspire, like the seventy Alexandrian sages, in a single version of the truth committed to each for interpretation.

    The Life of Reason

  • (Fabric. 143) servos facit, et idcirco a multis summa in reverentia habitus, quasi scintillas rationis pæne humanæ demonstrans.

    The Biglow Papers

  • I’m sure that some ’scintillas of doubt’ are being built into many robust defences and mitigations being prepared and so why waste police/CPS time and more public money launching investigations and prosecutions when it can be spent on more worthy causes. on May 25, 2009 at 11: 03 am Phil

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