from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shower of meteors. See meteoric showers.
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Most of it, no doubt, is not poetry at all; but it has "once in a hundred years," as Mr O'Shaughnessy sang, the blossoming of the aloe, the star-shower of poetic meteors.
Their assimilation is further urged -- though not with any demonstrative force -- by two instances, the only two on record, of the tangible descent of an aerolite during the progress of a star-shower.
Professor Newton's prediction of a remarkable star-shower in November,
a star-shower might have sprung from and would commemorate its dissolution?