- n. Plural form of asterism.
“Traditional constellations such as the [[Big Dipper]] and [[Northern Cross]] which fall inside another astronomical constellation have been renamed '' 'asterisms' '”
“The great stupa was more than six leagues from top to bottom, and inside it the Buddha emitted two mandalas: below the mandala of Dharmadhatu Vagishvara, above the great mandala of the splendid asterisms.”
“Thus, the Big Dipper, unlike most constellations or asterisms, is largely composed of related stars.”
“The inverse asterisms used in the adverts at the end of the text are shown as *. * in this e-text.”
“Dhanishtha and other asterisms were created by Brahma, and Rohini used to serve the purpose of one such; and consequently their number was full.”
“Like some planet of dreadful form moving above all the asterisms below, the officer (with plenary powers) mentioned last should move and act above all the officers subordinate to him.”
“These are the only "twelve stars," or asterisms, in the heavens.”
“By Night, amid the asterisms I glide, the dappled Moon!”
“The little asterisms Sagitta, the Arrow, and Vulpecula and Anser, the”
“Not that they were the first to set the blazonry of the stars as monuments of their thought; we read certain allusions to stars and asterisms as far back as the time of Job.”
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