Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cosmic dust (which see, under cosmic).

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Examples

  • When Tamerlane swept with fire and sword over Eastern Asia, states were disrupted, cities overthrown, and tribes scattered like star-dust.

    CHAPTER 12

  • Courbertin read slowly, '_states were disrupted, cities overthrown, and tribes scattered like -- like star-dust.

    CHAPTER 28

  • He knew full well, from his Spencer, that man can never attain ultimate knowledge of anything, and that the mystery of beauty was no less than that of life - nay, more that the fibres of beauty and life were intertwisted, and that he himself was but a bit of the same nonunderstandable fabric, twisted of sunshine and star-dust and wonder.

    Chapter 23

  • "Strikes me you're a bit of star-dust yourself, flung into a world of cowled gnomes who cannot see," was his comment at the end of it.

    Chapter 32

  • They sank lower and lower into the muddy abyss, back into the dregs of the raw beginnings of life, striving blindly and chemically, as atoms strive, as the star-dust if the heavens strives, colliding, recoiling, and colliding again and eternally again.

    Chapter 15

  • So great, so intense is it, that the world could crumble to star-dust so long as their souls rushed together.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • “Once upon a time, perfume and designer jean makers were the ones who relied on celebrities to add a bit of star-dust glamour to their products,” the report said.

    Buzzine » Bollywood Stars to Forbes List

  • Further than ever comet flared or vagrant star-dust swirled –

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  • And since we did not see it through air, its outline was bright and sharp, there was no glow or halo about it, and the star-dust that covered the sky came right to its very margin, and marked the outline of its unilluminated part.

    First Men in the Moon

  • But the Milky Way, it seemed to me, was still the same tattered streamer of star-dust as of yore.

    The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

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