Meteoric showers

Related to Meteoric showers: Orionid meteor shower
periodical exhibitions of shooting stars, occuring about the 9th or 10th of August and 13th of November, more rarely in April and December, and also at some other periods.

See also: Meteoric

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"It is not impossible," Herrick wrote, "that these meteoric showers are derived from nebulous or cometary bodies which, at stated times, the earth falls in." Here was another correct insight, one that Olmsted had broached.
But Herrick was still eager to stake his claim with a prediction: "We have now," he wrote, "an August meteoric shower in five successive years (1833 to 1837 inclusive), and there seems to be little risk in predicting its recurrence on or about the 9th of August."