alight on


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alight 1

verb
To come to rest on the ground:
phrasal verb
alight on or upon
Archaic. To find or meet by chance:
bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, run into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on.
Idiom: meet up with.
References in classic literature ?
I wonder whether it would condescend to alight on such a great clumsy finger as mine?
Birds would soar through it into the upper radiance, and hang on the wing sunning themselves, or alight on the wet rails subdividing the mead, which now shone like glass rods.