Definitions of ignis

  1. Fire.

Usage examples for ignis

  1. I have been six months at it without success; it is like pursuing an ignis fatuus. – Miss Caprice by St. George Rathborne
  2. He set the Company blindly groping in the dark by the very pretended light, the ignis- fatuus, which he held out to them: for at that time all was in the dark, and in a cloud: and this is what Mr. Hastings calls information communicated to the Company on the subject of these bribes. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. Ignis Fatuus, or Will- o'- the- Wisp. – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIV. by Revised by Alexander Leighton
  4. He followed stumblingly in her wake, as a man follows an ignis fatuus, unconscious of the roughness of the way or of the steps he was taking- and the flute notes followed them from above- sweetly- mockingly, as it seemed to him. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  5. She delights to hover for a time, like a ghost, over the graves of dead men who know not and care not: to the living she is a veritable Ignis Fatuus. – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  6. In point of fact, however, this ignis fatuus was the lantern by the light of which the two police agents were pursuing their investigations. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  7. He leaps over extensive regions of country like an ignis fatuus. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  8. As is the case at such, times, it appeared to be closer than it was, both the lads expressing disappointment that it seemed to recede, like the ignis fatuus, as they walked toward it. – Footprints in the Forest by Edward Sylvester Ellis