from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun astronomy A meteor.


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  • falling star is a folk name for a meteor. It appears in the song Catch a Falling Star by Paul Vance that was recorded and popularized by Perry Como.

    "Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,

    Never let it fade away!

    Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,

    Save it for a rainy day!

    For love may come an' tap you on the shoulder,

    Some star-less night!

    Just in case you feel you wanna’ hold her,

    You’ll have a pocketful of starlight!


    January 21, 2008

  • I just got this joke in an e-mail:

    King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of

    war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the

    Euphrates, the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he

    went to Croesus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan.

    Croesus said, "I'll give you 100,000 dinars for it."

    "But I paid a million dinars for it," the King protested. " Don 't you

    know who I am? I am the king!"

    Croesus replied, "When you wish to pawn a Star, makes no difference who you are."

    January 9, 2012

  • Ha! I like it.

    But how long was it in your email before you got it?

    January 9, 2012

  • What a dizzine (disney) star! Making a star fall into a wind fall? Turning stardust into golddust? Great joke , Ruzuzu!

    January 10, 2012

  • Gangerh! I just got that. :-)

    January 10, 2012

  • HaHaHa!

    January 10, 2012