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  1. St. Elmos fire(Noun)

    An electrical discharge, or corona, seen around pointed objects, caused by ionization of the atmosphere during storms.

  2. Origin: After St. Erasmus of Formiae, the patron saint of sailors, also known as St. Elmo.


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