Fa"ta Mor*ga"na(?). [It.; -- so called because this phenomenon was looked upon as the work of a fairy (It. fata) of the name of Morgna. See Fairy.] A kind of mirage by which distant objects appear inverted, distorted, displaced, or multiplied. It is noticed particularly at the Straits of Messina, between Calabria and Sicily.
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