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    Scoriac

    Hello,

    I know the meaning of the word scoriac but can anybody explain me what it means in the context below? And what about reeling bullions of Hell? (I must admit Shiel wrote great stories but sometimes gets on nerves ...)

    "No, but God, no, no," I cried, "I will no more wander hence, my God! I will even perish with Harfager! Here let me waltzing pass, in this Ball of the Vortices, Anarchie of the Thunders! Did not the great Corot call it translation in a chariot of flame? But this is gaudier than that! redder than that! This is jaunting on the scoriac tempests and reeling bullions of hell! It is baptism in a sun!"

    Vaila, M.P.Shiel, 1896

    Thank you very much for help

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    Re: Scoriac

    A tempest is a storm, so a scoriac tempest would be some kind of storm where lava cinders or metallic slag was flying about.

    Bullion refers to bars or chunks of metal. Typically it refers to gold and silver, but in this case it would seem to just be large masses of raw metal reeling (whirling or spinning) about in the storm.
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    Re: Scoriac

    If you know the meaning of "scoriac," that's one of us.

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    Re: Scoriac

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    I know the meaning of the word scoriac
    I don't.

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