noun, plural phos·pho·ri [fos-fuh-rahy] /ˈfɒs fəˌraɪ/.
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Theophylactus says “that the bright shining stone in the image of Phosphorus he understands to be the sun.”
Phosphorus is still used as the principal chemical ingredient in the manufacture of matches.Great Inventions and Discoveries|Willis Duff Piercy
Oxycinnolin carboxylic acid on heating gives oxycinnolin, melting at 225, which with phosphorus pentachloride gives chlorcinnolin.
We hoped to find some cheap method of restoring nitrogen and phosphorus to the worn-out soil which our poor peasants till.The Maids of Paradise|Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
It was too dark under the trees to distinguish faces, especially when distorted from the glowing of the phosphorus.The Putnam Hall Encampment|Arthur M. Winfield