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Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by Scholiast, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Scholiast

    Scholiast Senior Member

    Reading, UK
    English - UK
    Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing)

    flamescape (n.)

    Your definition or explanation:

    a dazzling miscellany, (visually) startling variety

    Example: (An example of the term in use)

    "Nothing... had been fashioned out of the various teachings and traditions held sacred by the Arab conquerors that a Christian would have recognised as a religio, a 'religion'. Instead...there was a whole shimmering flamescape of sects."

    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)

    Tom Holland, In the Shadow of the Sword (Little, Brown [London 2012]) p. 370

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes I haven't found it
     

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