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polar lights

noun, (used with a plural verb)
the aurora borealis in the Northern Hemisphere or the aurora australis in the Southern Hemisphere. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Or it is midnight, which suddenly becomes bright as day; the polar lights are in the heavens.

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo
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polar lights

plural noun
the aurora borealis in the N hemisphere or the aurora australis in the S hemisphere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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