from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chart which shows the stars in a certain portion of the sky.


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  • Here, you can choose between colourful Gypsy caravans or star-gazing cabins complete with telescope, star-chart and a perspex ceiling.

    Family camping in France

  • Hermione jumped and returned at once to her star-chart; Harry looked down at his own and noticed that he had mis-labelled Venus as Mars.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • He glanced around to see whether Ron or Hermione had noticed what he had, but Professor Marchbanks came walking behind him at that moment and, not wanting to look as though he was sneaking looks at anyone else's work, Harry hastily bent over his star-chart and pretended to be adding notes to it while really peering over the top of the parapet towards Hagrid's cabin.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Harry had been struggling with a new star-chart for Astronomy for half an hour when Fred and George turned up.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Each of them set up his or her telescope and, when Professor Marchbanks gave the word, proceeded to fill in the blank star-chart they had been given.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • His fingers touched the panel, transferring a star-chart to the main viewscreen.

    Dreams of the Raven

  • By the end of the first year of their tour of duty, the remaining crew members had settled into a sullen acceptance of the tedium of routine patrol over a quadrant of space that contained one white dwarf; two yellow stars without planets; 4,020 asteroids of sufficient size to merit a star-chart notation; and a periodic comet which would reappear in their area in 845 years.

    Dreams of the Raven

  • It was not an ordinary star-chart: it was three-dimensional, ultra-stereoscopic.

    Skylark Three

  • Crane at the star-chart of the Galaxy and Orlon at the Fenachrone operator's dispatching scroll rapidly worked out the approximate positions of the Fenachrone vessels, and marked them with tiny green lights in a vast model of the Galaxy which they had already caused forces to erect in the air of the projector's base.

    Skylark Three

  • Ptolemy has been accused of taking the star-chart of his great predecessor without due credit, and indeed it seems difficult to clear him of this charge.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume I: The Beginnings of Science


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