from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compressed group of six or more fixed stars; but most of the collections so called contain a hundred stars or more.


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  • Next, that it could not be the universe the earth had left; but, possibly, an out-lying star, belonging to some vast star-cluster, hidden in the enormous depths of space.

    The House on the Borderland

  • It might have been an extremely remote star-cluster; or — the thought came to me suddenly — perhaps it was the sidereal universe that I had known, and now left far behind, for ever — a small, dimly glowing mist of stars, far in the depths of space.

    The House on the Borderland

  • Tres: the vastly overpopulated planets of their home star-cluster.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • How many of them are out there in that star-cluster, anyhow, champing at the bit to emigrate to the Milky Way? ...

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • As the Haluk expanded throughout their star-cluster, the allomorphic cycles of individuals lost their ancestral synchrony.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • It was hearsay, I admitted; nevertheless it provided a motive for the obstinate, even desperate, determination of the Haluk to migrate out of their home star-cluster.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • I'm not trying to dissolve the Haluk trade treaty, and I certainly don't intend to force them back into their overcrowded star-cluster.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • The Haluk almost certainly have a severe overpopulation problem in their star-cluster that's being made worse by eradication of their allomorphism.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • Even so, Archlight glowed through in a faint broad band, and the floating city was a tight star-cluster to port.

    The Ringworld Engineers

  • All commanders of the Terran fleet stationed in star-cluster M-13 were informed of what had happened.

    Planet Mechanica


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