from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Phosphorescence at sea, as that produced by noctilucas, or by salps. etc.


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  • But there is a shimmer of sea-fire in her hair — I love her!

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings 2003

  • The elf opened his eyes, and sea-fire raged in them.

    Knight Of Ghosts And Shadows Lackey, Mercedes 1990

  • Darkness descending, and looking down at the broad wake left by the wheels of the steamboat, we may see sparkles of sea-fire glittering through the gloom.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866 Various

  • The sea-fire shines in her wake, and far around wherever a wave breaks.

    II. English Traits. Voyage To England 1909

  • 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 1900

  • The sea-fire glimmered on the rising net, glittered in the boat, and then, with an almost painful suddenness, snuffed out.

    A Poor Man's House Stephen Sydney Reynolds 1900

  • 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 1900

  • Here and there in the moonlight steered ominous black triangles, circling us, leading us, sheering across bow and flashing wake, all phosphorescent with lambent sea-fire -- the fins of great sharks.

    Police!!! Henry Hutt 1899

  • "It wad be as weel," said Jess, with a strange sort of sea-fire like moonshine in her eyes.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet 1887

  • It was grand sailing weather, the breeze, although strong, being perfectly steady, while the sea was long and regular, allowing the little hooker plenty of time to rise to each as it came rushing down upon her with hissing crest all agleam with sparkling sea-fire.

    A Pirate of the Caribbees Harry Collingwood 1886


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