ignis fatuus


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ignis fatuus

(ĭg`nĭs făch`o͞oəs): see will-o'-the-wispwill-o'-the-wisp,
phenomenon known also as ignis fatuus and jack-o'-lantern. It is seen at night as a pale, flickering light over marshland. There is no generally accepted explanation for it; it may result from the spontaneous ignition of gases (e.g.
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Bush," he said, "in believing that some ignis fatuus of the imagination has deceived Abiram, in the signs or symptoms of which he has spoken."
The natural phenomenon of ignis fatuus is better known as what?
Error-riddled textbooks burn with the ignis fatuus, the unseen foolish fire, of Miseducation, providing neither heat nor light, yet burning, burning all that it comes in contact with.