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looming:

see miragemirage
, atmospheric optical illusion in which an observer sees in the distance a nonexistent body of water or an image, sometimes distorted, of some object or of a complete scene.
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Looming

 

(Creativity), a literary-artistic and sociopolitical magazine, the organ of the Union of Writers of the Estonian SSR. Founded in 1923 in Tartu, for the most part it advocated democratic principles in bourgeois Estonia. In Soviet Estonia the magazine has been published monthly in Tallinn since 1945. One of the founders of the magazine and its first editor was F. Tuglas. Most of the important works of Estonian Soviet literature are published in Looming. In 1973 the magazine had a circulation of 16,000-18,000. A supplement, the Looming Library, appears weekly.

looming

[′lüm·iŋ]
(optics)
A form of mirage in which images of objects normally hidden below the horizon are seen in the sky, sometimes upside down; a common occurrence in the Far North.
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Most mills will either concentrate on spinning the wool, or looming, and a typical manufacturer of blankets will have 100 looms in operation; Wight has one loom.
Although Melville constructs Ahab's confrontation in cosmic terms, whereas Wright constructs Bigger's in social terms, Wright mythicizes his narrative through Bigger's experiencing white society as having "the sheer brute energy of the universe," as Mumford had said of Moby Dick; he maintains that "to Bigger and his kind white people were not really people; they were a sort of great natural force, like a stormy sky looming overhead, or like a deep swirling river stretching suddenly at one's feet in the dark" (129).
Its ability to serve the home textiles industry has been restricted by its 54-inch looming capability.