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coruscation

 [kor″us-ka´shun]
the sensation as of a flash of light before the eyes.

coruscation

/cor·us·ca·tion/ (kor″us-ka´shun) the sensation as of a flash of light before the eyes.

coruscation

(ko-rus-ka'shun) [L. coruscare, to glitter]
The subjective sensation of flashes of light before the eyes.
See: Moore's lightning streaks
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In the musically charged language of a poet like Crane, recurrent images have a mysterious life of their own, and as many of his critics have noted, we learn to read him--or any major poet, perhaps--by charting the coruscations, flashings, of the word-images across the oeuvre, much as we might follow out the kaleidoscopic shifts, this way and that, of characters in a novel.
Heady with herby scents, Pulkkis fluttering coruscations progress surely through interludes of string melodiousness and woodwind jauntiness into a deeper battlefield landscape; nature can be a warlike environment, with pre-recorded sounds casting an extra spell of ambiguity.
Blomstedt eschewed the customary cymbal and triangle coruscations at the adagio's summit, but so inevitably was it approached that we scarcely noticed their absence.