One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A brilliant white flare containing metallic magnesium wire or ribbon.
- ‘Out from the tomb comes Angel, another surreally beautiful blonde male sidhe, but glowing like a magnesium flare and flying straight up into the air on his gossamer wings.’
- ‘That same year she produced a series of large public-art events, which she calls ‘atmospheres,’ such as constructing a butterfly image with magnesium flares and fireworks on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland.’
- ‘His career was bright like a magnesium flare and as brief.’
- ‘The blast wounded all the crewmembers in the cargo compartment, including loadmaster Levitow, and knocked an activated magnesium flare from the hand of a crewmember who'd been illuminating the battlefield for Army troops.’
- ‘The old helicopter, feeling the heat, launches magnesium flares that splutter and shine like dying suns and fall to Earth in trails of white smoke.’
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