American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See meteor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a class of meteors which appear as luminous points shooting or darting through larger or smaller arcs of the sky, and followed by long trains of light. They are observable in the night sky throughout the year. Also called shooting-star.
- n. astronomy A meteor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Astron.) See Shooting star.
“And behold, he came forth to the duello as he were a vast mountain, with his fires flaming and his smoke spireing, and shot at me a falling star of fire; but I swerved from it and it missed me.”
“ One clump of thatch fell lazily through the blackness, like a falling star extinguishing itself, or a burning alphabetic vowel swallowed by watery silence, or a firebird plunging into a suicidal dive in a dark nameless lake.”
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The shades of night were falling fast,
As through an Alpine village passed
A youth, who bore, mid snow and ice,
A banner with the strange device,
Excelsior! - Longfellow
Times, events, or things that might cause someone to tell you to make a wish. (Some of these come from my Latvian relations.)
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
All things Light
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