Definition of Corposant

1. Noun. An electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere.




Definition of Corposant

1. n. St. Elmo's fire. See under Saint.

Definition of Corposant

1. Noun. an electrical discharge accompanied by a corona of ionization in the surrounding atmosphere ¹

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Definition of Corposant

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corposant

corporeality
corporeally
corporealness
corporealnesses
corporeities
corporeity
corporified
corporifies
corporify
corporifying
corporin
corporisation
corporisations
corporization
corporizations
corposant (current term)
corposants
corps
corps-a-corps
corps de ballet
corps diplomatique
corps ronds
corpse
corpse camp
corpse camped
corpse camping
corpse camps
corpsed
corpselike
corpses

Literary usage of Corposant

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1. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"They were all watching it carefully, for sailors have a notion that if the corposant rises in the rigging, it is a sign of fair weather, but if it comes ..."

2. A Hand-book of English Literature: Intended for the Use of High Schools, as by Francis Henry Underwood (1879)
"We were off the yard in good season, for it is held a fatal sign to have the pale light of the corposant thrown upon one's face. As it was, the English lad ..."

3. A Hand-book of English Literature: Intended for the Use of High Schools, as by Francis Henry Underwood (1889)
"They were all watching it carefully, for sailors have a notion that if the corposant rises in the rigging it is a sign of fair weather, but if it comes ..."

4. Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Washington by Philosophical Society of Washington (1892)
"They were all watching it carefully, for sailors have a notion that if the corposant rises in the rigging it is a sign of fair weather, but if it comes ..."

5. The Modern Law of Storms by Everett Hayden (1890)
"They were all watching it carefully, for sailors have a notion that if the corposant rises in the rigging it is a sign of fair weather, but if it comes ..."

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