Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as lunar.
  • noun The garden-flower Lunaria annua. See honesty, 5, and Lunaria.
  • noun The moonwort, Botrychium Lunaria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Lunar.
  • noun The herb moonwort or “honesty”.
  • noun A low fleshy fern (Botrychium Lunaria) with lunate segments of the leaf or frond.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete lunar
  • noun moonwort (Botrychium lunaria)

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Examples

  • Writers of mid-list fiction --- which is pretty much everything but the best-sellers --- are more or less obliged in these sub-lunary times to shoulder the burdens of publicity and promotion ourselves.

    July 2007

  • While this work stands as a masterpiece of scientific rhetoric, it is somewhat strange that Galileo should have argued against the super-lunary nature of comets, which the great Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe had demonstrated earlier.

    Galileo Galilei

  • Writers of mid-list fiction --- which is pretty much everything but the best-sellers --- are more or less obliged in these sub-lunary times to shoulder the burdens of publicity and promotion ourselves.

    Writers and Self-Promotion

  • Writers of mid-list fiction--- which is pretty much everything but the best-sellers--- are more or less obliged in these sub-lunary times to shoulder the burdens of publicity and promotion ourselves.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Writers of mid-list fiction--- which is pretty much everything but the best-sellers--- are more or less obliged in these sub-lunary times to shoulder the burdens of publicity and promotion ourselves.

    Dude. Where's My Tail?

  • Fiftines andbut fortines by novanas andor vantads by octettes ayand decadendecads by a lunary with last a lone.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Meanwhile Tellus, finding that her beauty has taken Corsites captive, and wishing to be rid of his attentions, sets him, as a trial of his affection, the impossible, though apparently easy, task of removing Endymion from the bank of lunary.

    The Growth of English Drama

  • Endymion's forty years 'sleep upon the bank of lunary is his imprisonment at Elizabeth's favourite Greenwich; the friendly intervention of Eumenides is that of the Earl of Sussex; and the solution of the difficulty in Tellus's marriage to Corsites is the marriage of the Countess of Sheffield to Sir Edward Stafford.

    The Growth of English Drama

  • We design this chapter to be the completion of moon-worship, and at the same time an anticipation of those lunary superstitions which are but scattered leaves from luniolatry, the parent tree.

    Moon Lore

  • Accordingly she visits the witch, Dipsas, by whose magic aid the youth, found resting on a bank of lunary, is bewitched to sleep until old age.

    The Growth of English Drama

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