noun, plural ig·nes fat·u·i [ig-neez -fach-oo-ahy]. /ˈɪg niz ˈfætʃ uˌaɪ/.
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This was doubtless a true ignis fatuus, and the circumstances necessary to produce it were then present, viz.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
Thus far the Hofrath; who vanishes, as is his wont, too like an Ignis Fatuus, leaving the dark still darker.Sartor Resartus|Thomas Carlyle
Still the ignis fatuus of a shorter route to India tantalized the early navigators.The Greater Republic|Charles Morris
He had not been imposed upon by his fancy; he had not been deceived by some ignis fatuus.Bible Emblems|Edward E. Seelye
It is, in truth, a shadow as intangible as our own; an ignis fatuus of our being.