Origin of shooting star
First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for shooting star
A shooting-star scored the dark blue night-sky and vanished.The Death of the Gods
He was Kwayū, meteor, shooting-star: he hunted people and ate them.Seven Mohave Myths
A. L. Kroeber
About one-half of this number are also known as shooting-star epochs.Meteoric astronomy:
For moments, hours, ages she was propelled with the velocity of a shooting-star.The Light of Western Stars
Night drew on, and every "shooting-star" was a new sign of the end.The End Of The World
- an informal name for meteor
- See meteor.
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