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  • n. a ray of moonlight


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  • One feeble moon-ray struggled through the foliage of a tall pine-tree, and, reaching down the wide smoke-hole overhead, searched the ashes on the hearthstone with a pallid finger.

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885

  • Like the pool when but the moon-ray strikes to its depth;

    Before the Feast of Shushan by Anne Spencer

  • On the road from her house, I had sung it -- coming home in the night from her house -- when, in that great happiness which a man knows but once, I had leaped in the softness of the night, my heart traveling up the moon-ray in the driven flame of her kiss.

    The Best Short Stories of 1915 And the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • Suzanne and the two Arabs were distant shadows to her when that first moon-ray touched their feet.

    The Garden of Allah

  • Ah! but to the night had been given that pale-gold moon-ray, to herself nothing, no faintest gleam; as well try to pierce below the dark surface of that water!

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • The moon-ray crept along and spread itself over the heap of rags, the knotted fingers resting on the cat's rough fur, the seamed old face; it passed away, and morning dawned, with a peal of bells and the sound of footsteps on the pavement below, and still the two slept on.

    A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others

  • With an inarticulate cry the woman arose and hobbled along the shining moon-ray to the window, and threw open the sash.

    A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others

  • I lay still where I was, staring at the solitary moon-ray, and listening to the nightingale, whose rapturous melodies now rang out upon my ears with full distinctness.

    Vendetta: a story of one forgotten

  • I'd like, for instance, to catch hold of that straight moon-ray yonder that shoots


  • And who might say -- there was peace of course in the moon-silver rug of pine among the trees, in the gossamer cobweb there among the bushes jeweled lightly in dew, in the faint, sweet chirp of a drowsy bird above his head -- but the moon-ray which lingered in the heart of the wild geranium would presently cascade through the trees to light the horrible thing of lead which had menaced the life of his lady.

    Diane of the Green Van


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