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dark star

noun, Astronomy.
1.
an invisible member of a binary or multiple star system.
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  • Then the truth flashed on him—it was the terrible path of fire from the dark star!

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • There was nothing which the dark star could not crush or conquer or change.

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • Over these, and millions of others, brooded the spell of the dark star.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • For there is a dark star, Erlik, named from the Prince of Hell.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • Old Thaddeus McIlvaine discovered a dark star and took it for his own.

    McIlvaine's Star August Derleth
  • The flame-path alone implied that the dark star was guided by an intelligence that possessed the secret of inconceivable power.

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • It shot out from the dark star like a colossal beam or huge pillar of fire seeking a food of worlds.

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • Only the great swathe of radiance between the sun and the dark star had any brilliance.

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • Had that Society merely manifested its usefulness, it would be inarticulate like a dark star.

    Creative Unity Rabindranath Tagore
British Dictionary definitions for dark star

dark star

noun
1.
an invisible star known to exist only from observation of its radio, infrared, or other spectrum or of its gravitational effect, such as an invisible component of a binary or multiple star
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