Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Starlight.

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Examples

  • Vessels under 23 feet should carry sidelights and a stern-light if practical, though they are not required by law.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • Vessels under 23 feet should carry sidelights and a stern-light if practical, though they are not required by law.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • Such scenes as this discredit the value of experience, and attach a terrible reality to the conclusion of Coleridge, that "it is like the stern-light of a vessel -- illuminating only the path over which we have traveled."

    The Redemption of David Corson

  • Beguiled by the bonfire, or mistaking Ruby's lantern for the tossing stern-light of a comrade, the second ship had charged full-tilt on the reef and hung herself upon it, as a hunter across a fence.

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • I always find them carrying their faint stern-light.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

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