Thursday, 19 July 2012

Entry: fulgurant (adj.)

In context: "Lightning claws the eastern sky, and it's neat in the weight room's dark because Lyle is in a slgihtly different position and forward angle each time he's illuminated through the window up over the grip/wrist/forearm machines to his left, so it looks like there are different Lyles at different fulgurant moments."

Definition: Flashing like lightning.

Other: I sometimes wonder if just every once in a while DFW wrote a sentence simply to use a particular word.  I don't think I could resist.

SNOOT score: 3
Page: 387

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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