St Elmo's fire

n. a corposant.

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St Elmo's fire see under ↑saint
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Main Entry:fire
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St Elmo's fire noun
An electrical charge forming a glow around a church spire, ship's mast, etc, a corposant
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Main Entry:saint

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St Elmo's fire 7 [St Elmo's fire] [snt ˌelməʊz ˈfaɪə(r)] [seɪnt ˌelmoʊz ˈfaɪər] noun uncountable
a bright area that can appear around pointed objects during a storm, caused by electricity in the atmosphere

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  • Elmo's fire — El mo s fire See {Corposant}; also {Saint Elmo s Fire}, under {Saint}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ELMO'S FIRE, ST. —    a popular name for the display of electric fire which sometimes plays about the masts of ships, steeples, &c., accompanied at times with a hissing noise; commoner in southern climates, known by other names, e. g. Fire of St. Clara, of St.… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • St Elmo's fire — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Elmo’s fire — Elmo ugnys statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Saint Elmo fire; Saint Elmo’s fire vok. Elms Feuer, n; St Elms Feuer, n rus. огни св. Эльма, m; огни Эльма, m pranc. feux Saint Elmo, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • ST. ELMO'S FIRE —    See ELMO S FIRE, ST …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • St. Elmo's fire — For other uses, see St. Elmo s fire (disambiguation). St. Elmo s fire on a ship at sea St. Elmo s fire (also St. Elmo s light[1][2]) is a weather phenomenon …   Wikipedia

  • St. Elmo's Fire — Título El primer año del resto de nuestras vidas (Argentina) St. Elmo, punto de encuentro (España) Ficha técnica Dirección Joel Schumacher Ayudante de dirección Gary Da …   Wikipedia Español

  • Saint Elmo's fire — noun an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere • Syn: ↑corona discharge, ↑corona, ↑corposant, ↑St. Elmo s fire, ↑Saint Elmo s light, ↑Saint Ulmo s fire, ↑Saint Ulmo s light, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • St. Elmo's Fire — Données clés Titre québécois Le feu de St. Elmo Titre original St. Elmo s Fire Réalisation Joel Schumacher Scénario Joel Schumacher Carl Kurlander Acteurs principaux …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saint Elmo's fire — /el mohz/. See St. Elmo s fire. * * * Glow accompanying the brushlike discharges of atmospheric electricity that usually appears as a tip of light on the extremities of such pointed objects as church towers or the masts of ships during stormy… …   Universalium

  • St. Elmo's Fire — St. Elmo’s Fire ist der Titel einer Single mit dem Song St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in motion) von John Parr eines Songs von Brian Eno eines Teenager Films mit dem deutschen Titel St. Elmo’s Fire Die Leidenschaft brennt tief; siehe St. Elmo’s Fire… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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