shortening of aurora borealis (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for borealis

Contemporary Examples of borealis

  • Until Hafernik and his late-night discovery, though, no one knew the Apocehalus borealis were zombifying bees.

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    When ‘Zombees’ Attack

    Winston Ross

    October 11, 2012

Historical Examples of borealis

  • Was not the Aurora Borealis performing in all its splendour?

    Shining Ferry

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • Above these mountains shone the flaring rays of the borealis.

    Gods of the North

    Robert E. Howard

  • "You'd have trouble finding a rhyme to borealis," said the Poet.

    The Inventions of the Idiot

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • You must have been listening to the fellow down at the Borealis the other night.

    The Great Gold Rush

    W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis

  • There, we are ready now for old Borealis himself, if he chooses to blow!

    Miriam Monfort

    Catherine A. Warfield