But Nature, as if to take away the reproach of permitting such a vast blotch on her fair face, kindly threw in Fata Morgana.
Could it be water, or was it only the mirage—the Fata Morgana?
We also read (p. 119) of the Fata Morgana and other similar appearances.
Was it only a delusive appearance, a Fata Morgana of the desert?
"Like the Fata Morgana of the desert, I am all things to all men," she said.
Some of the finest examples of Fata Morgana are witnessed in the polar regions.
The Fata Morgana, in which two or three reflections of objects occur at the same time.
This is the Fata Morgana, which for twenty-six years I had thought a mere fable.
She is a coming and vanishing creature of alluring but destructive power, a sort of Japanese version of Fata Morgana.
It was just the day for the Fata Morgana's elfin extravagances.
1818, literally "Fairy Morgana," mirage especially common in the Strait of Messina, Italy, from Morgana, the "Morgan le Fay" of Anglo-French poetry, sister of King Arthur, located in Calabria by Norman settlers. Morgan is Welsh, "sea-dweller." There is perhaps, too, here an influence of Arabic marjan, literally "pearl," also a fem. proper name, popularly the name of a sorceress.