• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Efflorescency The state or quality of being efflorescent; efflorescence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n efflorescency The state or condition of being effiorescent.
    • n efflorescency An efflorescence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Efflorescency production of flowers: the time of flowering: a redness of the skin: the formation of a white powder on the surface of bodies, or of minute crystals
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. efflorescĕreex, out, florescĕre, to blossom—flos, floris, a flower.


In literature:

At Nchokotsa we came upon the first of a great number of salt-pans, covered with an efflorescence of lime, probably the nitrate.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
This phase of history, which has been not inaptly termed the 'Efflorescence,' is still, to a large extent, with us.
"The World Set Free" by Herbert George Wells
This glorious efflorescence goes on for five or six weeks.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
Ya, as a termination, implies by analogy, progress, movement, efflorescence.
"The Coming Race" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Do I, from scholar, effloresce into literary man, author by profession?
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
And all this efflorescence of sacred splendour was created, little by little, by her deft fingers.
"The Dream" by Emile Zola
In enforcing a truth we need severity rather than efflorescence of language.
"Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works" by Edgar Allan Poe
Anglo-Irish humorous literature was a comparatively late product, but its efflorescence was rapid and triumphant.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
As it ran down the smooth branches of the gumtree and over the leaves it gradually congealed, and formed a white efflorescence.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2" by John Lort Stokes
Such incidents were but an efflorescence on the surface of what for a number of years was a true and general earnestness.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
Some buds are expanding; others, which had effloresced more rapidly, have already disappeared.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 19, No. 537, March 10, 1832" by Various
The pure Gothic, after attaining its full efflorescence under Henry VII., departed, never to return.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
It was, all in all, a scene of rare refinement, characteristic to a degree of the efflorescence of American capitalism.
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
It is the efflorescence of youth.
"Emerson and Other Essays" by John Jay Chapman
The efflorescing matter is composed of carbonate of soda, chloride of sodium, and biborate of soda.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
The efflorescence of puberty is essentially the manifestation of the ability to experience detumescence.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
This salt, in its efflorescent state, exists extensively in the limestone caves of Missouri and Arkansas.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Every nation, it appears, has its time of growth and its period of efflorescence, after which comes the age of decay.
"The Moors in Spain" by Stanley Lane-Poole
India, saline efflorescence of its soil, 382; natural connection of rivers in, 401.
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
It is most likely that the leprosy of house-walls of the Mosaic code (Leviticus XIV., 34 to 53) was saltpetre efflorescence.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola

In poetry:

Drops of deliquescence glistened on his forehead,
Whitened round his feet the dust of efflorescence,
Till one Monday morning, when the flow suspended,
There was no De Sauty.
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
While moments pass on pinions fleet,
And youth in beauty effloresces,
The joy that finds itself complete
In honeyed words and soft caresses,
Alas! an index seems to be
Of perilous inconstancy.
"Passer Le Temps" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Efflorescence by the Chapel.
The Downtown Mall is not the only place where bricks are showing a bit of springtime efflorescence .
D7072 Standard Practice for Evaluating Accelerated Efflorescence of Latex Coatings.
Latex paints are sometimes applied over substrates that contain a high level of water soluble salts that result in efflorescence .
Avec l'efflorescence prodigieuse des ballets russes, révélatrice coup sur coup…de Nijinsky , de Benois, du génie de Stravinski.
To understand how deeply the moment of George McGovern's efflorescence differs from our own, pick up the biography McGovern authorized a young Time magazine staffer to write as he began his 1972 presidential campaign.
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