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  • Most closely associated these days with minimalist Konstantin Grcic and shooting-star Stefan Dietz, Munich has a contemporary design tradition dating back to 1966, when German lighting master Ingo Maurer set up his studio.

    Munich Commemorates Ingo Maurer and His Brilliant Light Designs

  • Even if the iPad follows the same shooting-star sales pattern as some of Apple's previous new-to-the-world product offers -- a flash of excitement followed by disintegration -- Apple has likely already sold enough product to pocket a tidy net profit, albeit a much smaller one that its shareholders might have hoped for.

    The iPad: A Dubious Bet For Publishers

  • A small star pin adorns the lapel of her jacket, evoking the now-iconic star jewelry that Chanel created in the 1920s and 1930s -- perhaps most famously, the shooting-star neck cuff.

    Lesley M. M. Blume: Coco Before Chanel's Audrey Tautou Talks Fashion, Fury, And Smoking

  • The adventurous prince, as is well known, proved to be one of those personages who distinguish themselves during some single and extraordinarily brilliant period of their lives, like the course of a shooting-star, at which men wonder, as well on account of the briefness, as the brilliancy of its splendour.

    Redgauntlet

  • From all appearances, he took the Air Force One design as his base, ripped off the Swoosh logo, and stitched on his own shooting-star–like emblem.

    The Pirate’s Dilemma

  • Abu Shiháb (Father of the shooting-star = evil spirit); the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Najm al-Munkazzi,” making the envious spy one of the prying Jinns at whom is launched the Shiháb or shooting-star by the angels who prevent them listening at the gates of Heaven.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I went out one day to obey a call of nature,173 when an Ifrit of the Jinn snatched me up and soared with me between heaven and earth; but as he flew there fell on him a shooting-star in the form of a flame of fire and burned him, and I dropped here, where these three days I have hungered and thirsted; but when I saw thee I longed for life. —

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I thought Koufax's shooting-star career eclipsed everything I had read about athletic courage.

    USATODAY.com - Letters to Lance

  • But while the anxious people who had no belief in foreigners were watching by the dark waves, or at the twilight window trembling (if ever a shooting-star drew train, like a distant rocket-signal), or in their sleepy beds scared, and jumping up if a bladder burst upon a jam-pot, no one attempted to ridicule them, and no public journal pronounced that the true British flag was the white feather.

    Springhaven

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