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St Elmo's Fire single work   poetry   "The anchor rests its manshape weight"
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 St Elmo's Fire
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  • St. Elmo's Fire is an strange form of atmospheric electricity that usually appears in stormy weather around church spires, sailing masts, and airplane wings. St. Elmo is actually a derivative of St. Erasmus, an early Christian martyr and the patron saint of sailors. During rough weather, frightened seamen interpreted the blue glow around the tops of the masts as a sign of his protection.

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