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falling star

n.
See meteor.

falling star

n
(Astronomy) an informal name for meteor

fall′ing star′


n.
a meteor; shooting star.
[1555–65]

falling star

- Another name for meteor or shooting star.
See also related terms for meteor.
Translations

falling star

nstella cadente
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A burst of laughter replied to this volley; then the arm of the giant swung round; then was seen whirling through the air, like a falling star, the train of fire.
Nor was his name unheard or unador'd In ancient Greece; and in AUSONIAN land Men call'd him MULCIBER; and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry JOVE Sheer o're the Chrystal Battlements: from Morn To Noon he fell, from Noon to dewy Eve, A Summers day; and with the setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On LEMNOS th' AEGAEAN Ile: thus they relate, Erring; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before; nor aught avail'd him now To have built in Heav'n high Towrs; nor did he scape By all his Engins, but was headlong sent With his industrious crew to build in hell.
It caught the falling star and drove it on towards me, a rushing globe of fire, and as it came the star grew and took shape, and the shape it took was the shape of a woman.
Now as Little John stepped blithely along, thinking of nothing but of such things as the sweetness of the hawthorn buds that bedecked the hedgerows, or gazing upward at the lark, that, springing from the dewy grass, hung aloft on quivering wings in the yellow sunlight, pouring forth its song that fell like a falling star from the sky, his luck led him away from the highway, not far from the spot where Arthur a Bland was peeping this way and that through the leaves of the thickets.
Meteors are commonly called falling stars or shooting stars.
If your actions are out of sync with your words--if there are inconsistencies throughout the workplace--it will be difficult for you to effectively coach your super stars, middle stars, and falling stars.
He was one of the falling stars that comes across our generation.
Stardust" is a Comic-Con geek's wish list come to life, containing a grab bag of fantasy elements -- prancing unicorns, falling stars, wicked witches, flying pirate ships -- that may not be more than the sum of their parts, but do add up to something clever, diverting, and best of all, original.
The pair will pit their wits against each other today in a challenge involving parachuting out of a light aircraft with an experienced jumper and trying to catch falling stars.
They all caught falling stars, put 'em in their pockets, and never, ever let them go.
The imaginative characters bring to life the illustrations of Smith's children's book, "Starbabies, The Untold Story of Falling Stars.
There will also be falling stars and computers that use random words from existing poems to create new ones at the exhibition which is set to open on 8 June.