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sea fire

a bioluminescent glow produced by phosphorescent marine organisms.
Origin of sea fire
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The plop was echoed from the cliff, and as the nets sank the sea-fire glittered green upon them.

    A Poor Man's House Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • As the net rose we saw a shimmer in the water, not of sea-fire—it was too cold—but of silver-sided herring.

    A Poor Man's House Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • The sea-fire shone about them, and they were dripping with water.

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