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coruscate

Postby Bailey » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:42 pm

cor·us·cate (kôr-skt, kr-)
intr.v. cor·us·cat·ed, cor·us·cat·ing, cor·us·cates
1. To give forth flashes of light; sparkle and glitter: diamonds coruscating in the candlelight.
2. To exhibit sparkling virtuosity: a flutist whose music coruscated throughout the concert hall.



[Latin coruscre, corusct-, to flash.]



corus·cation n.

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Postby Slava » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:27 pm

This is also the root of the name of the Jedi home planet, Coruscant.
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