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corposant:see Saint Elmo's fireSaint Elmo's fire,
luminous discharge of electricity extending into the atmosphere from some projecting or elevated object. It is usually observed (often during a snowstorm or a dust storm) as brushlike fiery jets extending from the tips of a ship's mast or spar, a wing,
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A luminous visible electrical discharge from pointed objects when the air is highly charged electrically. It is usually observed as a brushlike fiery jet, extending from a wing, a propeller, or another part of an aircraft. Another name for Saint Elmo's fire.