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  • n. Plural form of moonbeam.


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  • The sight, for instance, of the cover of a book which has been read spins from the character of its title the moonbeams of a distant summer-night.

    Time Regained

  • The coloring would have suited Cora -- the black hair and the silvery trimmings of the robe to represent the moon but it was not like Cora to seek the dark spots of the garden that her moonbeams might be the brighter.

    The Motor Girls

  • It was now half-past two, and blended with the moonbeams was a peculiar whiteness, which rendered the whole aspect of my surroundings indescribably dreary and ghostly.

    Scottish Ghost Stories

  • Problems The "moonbeams" on the horizon that Murray spoke of some years ago made for great newspaper copy but there was no substance behind the claims.

    The Daily Record - Home

  • It was dark and shadowed, like drinking midnight wine made of lust and moonbeams, salt and ashes.

    Brush of Darkness

  • The way the early morning dew caught the reflection of the lights from the sky, so that nestling in the grass was like being surrounded by millions of tiny moonbeams.


  • In the poem "Solitary Swedish Houses," for instance, he envisages the stillness of the countryside; the "confusion of black spruce and smoking moonbeams"; the "cottage lying low and not a sign of life"; the "house on an island in the river, brooding on its stony foundations."

    Poetry Defeats Politics

  • Chocolates and gypsies and moonbeams and chickadees.

    If Prayers Were Horses, Grievers Would Ride - Her Bad Mother

  • Certainly James Attlee in the course of his picaresque travels in pursuit of moonbeams stumbled on some phenomena that were, if not new, then novel, in the demotic sense of the word.

    Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight by James Attlee – review

  • Such feelings can come from small things; in a fey vision of fairy dust swirling in marble moonbeams, or at the end of an epic where a wave of emotion washes over you, sweeping away the mundane world for a moment.

    Two Essays by Christopher Paolini


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