Roget category 4233. Words relating to matter
› 3.3. Organic matter
›› 3.3.2. Sensation
[Source of light, self-luminous body.]
spark, scintilla — phosphorescence, fluorescence.
sun, orb of day, Phoebus, Apollo†, Aurora — star, orb — meteor, falling star, shooting star — blazing star, dog star, Sirius — canicula, Aldebaran† — constellation, galaxy — zodiacal light — anthelion† — day star, morning star — Lucifer — mock sun, parhelion — phosphor, phosphorus — sun dog† — Venus.
aurora, polar lights — northern lights, aurora borealis — southern lights, aurora australis.
lightning — chain lightning, fork lightning, sheet lightning, summer lightning — ball lightning, kugelblitz [G.] — [chemical substances giving off light without burning] phosphorus, yellow phosphorus — scintillator, phosphor — firefly luminescence.
ignis fatuus [Lat.] — Jack o'lantern, Friar's lantern — will-o'-the-wisp, firedrake†, Fata Morgana [Lat.] — Saint Elmo's fire.
[luminous insects] glowworm, firefly, June bug, lightning bug.
[luminous fish] anglerfish.
[Artificial light] gas — gas light, lime light, lantern, lanthorn† — dark lantern, bull's-eye — candle, bougie [Fr.], taper, rushlight — oil etc. (grease) 356 — wick, burner — Argand†, moderator, duplex — torch, flambeau, link, brand — gaselier†, chandelier, electrolier†, candelabrum, candelabra, girandole†, sconce, luster, candlestick.
[non-combustion based light sources] lamp, light — incandescent lamp, tungsten bulb, light bulb — flashlight, torch [Brit.] — arc light — laser — [microwave radiation]; maser neon bulb, neon sign — fluorescent lamp.
[parts of a light bulb] filament — socket — contacts — filler gas.
firework, fizgig† — pyrotechnics — rocket, lighthouse etc. (signal) 550.
blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels"
the sentinel stars set their watch in the sky"
the planets in their station list'ning stood"
the Scriptures of the skies"
that orbed continent, the fire that severs day from that orbed continent, the fire that severs day from night"
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