Bronze Star

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bronze Star a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)
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Usage

In literature:

The MORNING STAR, which hung from his wrist, glittered and glowed with its silver and bronze.
"Phantastes" by George MacDonald
There were one or two decorations on the coat, a star and a heavy bronze medal.
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
Like a star that now and then was hidden by a cloud, so he appeared as he went through the battalions, all covered with shining bronze.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
Others were down for the Star Scout badge, and the silver and the bronze awards.
"Tom Slade on Mystery Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Like an eggshell the bronze helm broke and the six-pointed star above went spinning off into the dust.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
He received the order of the Mejidieh (4th class), the bronze star, and the medal with clasp.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI)" by Louis Creswicke
For his share in this action Lieutenant Jellicoe was awarded the Egyptian Medal and the Khedive's Bronze Star.
"Admiral Jellicoe" by Arthur Applin
As Sub-Lieutenant of the "Alexandra," during the Egyptian War, he was awarded the Egyptian Medal and Khedive's Bronze Star.
"Admirals of the British Navy" by Francis Dodd
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In poetry:

One dome overarches the star-bannered shore;
You may enter the Pope's or the Puritan's door,
Or pass with the Buddhist his gateway of bronze,
For a priest is but Man, be he bishop or bonze.
"At The Banquet To the Japanese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ochreous lights hang, stars of an underworld,
In the bronze vapour. Unsupported branches
Trail a thin tapestry. Softly, a footfall!
Passes a shadow, a tall shadow what memory,
As of a fierce dream, her face blanches?
"Fog" by George Rostrevor Hamilton
Dead gold, dead bronze, dull amethystine rose,
Rose cameo, in day's gray, somber spar
Of smoky quartz--intaglioed beauty--glows
Luxuriance of color. Trunks that are
Vast organs antheming the winds' wild woes
A faded sun and pale night's paler star.
"Late October" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Standing 6-4, with a head shaved smooth as a mortar shell, Monty Mitchell looks the part of a battle-hardened soldier with three combat tours and a Bronze Star to his credit.
Here comes Jimmy Kimmel, sauntering along Hollywood Boulevard in a red T-shirt, walking right over the bronzed star on the sidewalk engraved with the name Pee Wee Hunt.
Gary Legate served in the US Army from 1965 to 1970, and received the Bronze Star for his meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam.
He's been awarded the Bronze Star for ideas on electronic warfare.
Arthur Rizer, a former Washington state peace officer who earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart while serving with the US Army in Iraq, currently works at the US Department of Justice.
Vietnam War veteran Charles Shyab, left, and World War II veteran Dr Charles E Rath Jr receive bronze stars at Fort Meade.
Gary Koecheler was awarded the Bronze Star in Vietnam, but few of his friends or acquaintances knew about it until his memorial service last week.
Enlarge Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger USA's Khatuna Lorig shoots in the bronze medal match in women's individual archery at Lord's Cricket Ground at the 2012 London Olympics.
Local World War II Veteran receives 3 bronze stars 60 years later.
John "Jack" Faulconer Jr of Gainesville received the Bronze Star on Friday for his bravery in November 1944 while fighting for Gen George S Patton.
Jack Faulconer, WWII vet from Gainesville, given Bronze Star after 68 years.
An 88-year-old World War II veteran has received a Bronze Star, nearly 70 years after he earned it.
Congressman Gerry Connolly presents Prince William County resident John "Jack" Faulconer Jr with the Bronze Star for Heroism, nearly 70 years after he earned it.
West Texas WWII veteran to be awarded purple heart, bronze stars 64 years after he died.
Alabama Army officer arrested in Colorado child-sex case had been awarded Bronze Star.
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