Entre deux nuages, un bref instant, un soleil de limaille a tout remis à neuf.- Olivier Adam: A l'abri de rien (Excerpt)
Between two clouds, for a brief moment, a __ sun appeared freshly minted.What is the meaning of the bold-face text? The usual translation of limaille seems to be iron filings. This seems a very strange metaphor to describe the sun. I remember iron filings from school as a dull black powder.