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  • But as the heart is tender, and the passions in these tides ebb and flow ten times in a minute, I instantly bring her back again; and as I do all things in extremes, I place her in the very center of the milky-way —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • You must admire the new dresses of the ladies, who are radiantly and sumptuously attired “in flaming purple and refulgent gold,” their ornaments likewise of gold, silver, and all manner of precious stones; for the daughters of Israel are, as on bridal days, all begemmed, bejewelled, and diamonded, stuck over with gems as thick as stars “seen in the galaxy or milky-way.”

    Travels in Morocco

  • Further indications of a still smaller fluctuation according to stellar time, which would speak in favour of Prof. A.H. Compton's hypothesis published a year ago, according to which the cosmic rays come from milky-way systems external to, and far-distant from, our own.

    Victor F. Hess - Nobel Lecture

  • We had a fire burning near us, its red light flickering over the wild scene; the sky with its milky-way over our heads, and the polar star in the direction of England, fixed in its well-known place.

    Byeways in Palestine

  • While measuring, the author's attention was drawn to the fact, that although it appeared equally dense above and below, yet its middle part was the brightest, and as there was only a faint glimmer of twilight in the N. - W., he concluded that the cloud was self-luminous; for when the smallest stars were visible, it glowed about as bright as the milky-way in Sagittarius.

    Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence

  • Sometimes all the colors of the rainbow were visible, and again it glittered like a mass of fusees, or transformed itself into a vast white cloud, sparkling like the milky-way.

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

  • A dazzling procession of stars floated before his eyes as though he were plunged into the very heart of the milky-way -- flashed and faded into velvet black insensibility.

    Men of Affairs

  • The moon had not yet climbed the distant mountain range to look down on the humbler lands when I started for War Eagle's lodge; and dimming the stars in its course, the milky-way stretched across the jewelled sky.

    Indian Why Stories

  • The Magellan Clouds consist of three small nebulae in the southern part of the heavens, —two bright, like the milky-way, and one dark.

    Chapter V. Cape Horn-A Visit

  • Walter made connection with the climbing wave, and here he is, bumping the macrencephalic end of himself against the milky-way and affrighting the gibbous moon.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

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