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coruscation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coruscation  \Cor`us*ca"tion\  (k?r`?s-k?"sh?n),  n.  [L. 
  coruscatio:  cf  F.  coruscattion.] 
  1.  A  sudden  flash  or  play  of  light. 
 
  A  very  vivid  but  exceeding  short-lived  splender,  not 
  to  call  ?t  a  little  coruscation.  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  A  flash  of  intellectual  brilliancy. 
 
  He  might  have  illuminated  his  times  with  the 
  incessant  cor??cations  of  his  genius.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  Flash;  glitter;  blaze;  gleam;  sparkle. 




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