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  • n. The announcement to the outside world that a conclave has chosen a new Pope.


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  • Thick white smoke rose from the base platform around the alien spacecraft.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • Behind them, to the left, was the glassy dome of the station, twin trails of white smoke marking the mile-long parallel scars the ship’s guns had cut into the soil in the instant of the Nachief’s savage, wanton attack.

    The Complete Federation Of The Hub

  • Kate scrambling upright beside me, I turned to look, and here it came straight for us, a team of immense white horses, manes flying, hoofs pounding, drawing a red-and-brass fire engine, the driver slashing his whip at the horses, a flat stream of white smoke lining out behind it like the wake of a ship.

    Time and Again


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