Star-stone

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Star-stone a variety of corundum which, when cut in a particular way, exhibits a reflection of light in the form of a star
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. steorra; Ger. stern, L. stella (for sterula), Gr. astēr.

Usage

In literature:

See, Ralph, here is a clasp broken; and here are some loose stones; and this star has no clasp at all.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
The only spot of colour he carried was a red star cut in some precious stone of strong tint, hung on his breast.
"The Napoleon of Notting Hill" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
On the stone near the base of the monolith was a star similar to those on his horse.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
Do not indulge in the pastime of throwing stones at the stars.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
In every stone a star seemed to be burning steady and clear and wonderfully brilliant.
"Harper's Young People, January 20, 1880" by Various
His discoveries as to stars and stones and shrubs provoke ever fresh surprise.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
If I remember right, he stumbled over a heap of stones, looked up at the stars, and so on.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
Then, high on a plateau of stone above the tall man's head, Scott saw the stars blot out.
"Feline Red" by Robert Sampson
All star-stones were formerly regarded with much superstition.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
The star who was the stepping stone to his fame and fortune was a lady with a past.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
It contained a star of sparkling stones.
"Saint Michael" by E. Werner
Flowers and weeds, stars and stones, spoke with articulate lips and gazed with living eyes.
"William Blake" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
There I sat down on the very heap of stones on which he sat as he talked to me of the stars.
"All Men are Ghosts" by L. P. Jacks
Listening to stars, Laplace heard the story how fire mists are changed to habitable earths, and so became wise toward iron and wood, steel and stone.
"Right Living as a Fine Art" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Only, O God of stone and star!
"The Piper and the Reed" by Robert Norwood
God is in the tree, in the stone, in the stars, in man.
"Creed And Deed" by Felix Adler
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight: And Lo!
"The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam" by Omar Khayyam
Thro' the stones and sandy bars To the music of the stars!
"The Mountainy Singer" by Seosamh MacCathmhaoil
Star-flies seemed to leap from the stone, and the fire was born in the heart of the moss.
"The Silent Readers" by William D. Lewis
He sprang from stone to stone, and kept glancing at the stars.
"A Russian Proprietor" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
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In poetry:

A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye!
—-Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.
"Lucy " by William Wordsworth
Sun, rain, curving sky
Mountain, oceans, leaf and stone
Star shine, moon glow
You're all that I can call my own.
"Woman Work" by Maya Angelou
A little gain, a little pain,
A laugh, lest you may moan;
A little blame, a little fame,
A star-gleam on a stone.
"Just Think!" by Robert W Service
Let the star that stood, at first,
O'er the place where He was nursed,
And on wondering Magi shone,
Beam upon this Corner Stone.
"Hymns For Dedication X" by John Pierpont
My eyes are full of lonely mirth:
Reeling with want and worn with scars,
For pride of every stone on earth,
I shake my spear at all the stars.
"The World's Lover" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
I tramp the courtyard stones in grief,
While sleep takes man and beast to her.
And every cloud is calling "Thief!"
And every star calls "Murderer!"
"The Fourth Shepherd" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

In news:

In an attempt to find a sure thing on his prom night, Mike Stone, a high school student in Minnesota reached out to over 600 porn stars asking them to be his date.
With Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard starring, The Help powered its way to a first place finish, pulling in $20.5 million in its second week in release.
Michael Douglas - star of Oliver Stone's 1987 classic - is appearing in a new FBI public service announcement warning against the dangers of insider trading.
Emma Stone (left) stars as Skeeter and Viola Davis is Aibileen Clark in "The Help.".
Edward Norton, left, Robert De Niro and Milla Jovovich star in "Stone".
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have a movie coming out next weekend (with a ton of other stars) called Crazy Stupid Love, and to promote it, they visited the Today Show this morning.
Rolling Stones added to star-studded 12.12.12 line-up.
Canadian pop star tells Rolling Stone he's Indian enough to get free gas.
"The Dark Knight Rises" thesp Juno Temple, "American Beauty" star Wes Bentley and Sharon Stone are set to join Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's drama " Lovelace .
' Pawn Stars' cast to visit Turning Stone on Saturday.
MoJo staffers riff on W. Oliver Stone's biopic of George W Bush, starring Josh Brolin.
'Patience Stone' Star: In Iran, You Have a Choice.
Horror Directed by: Stanley Kubrick Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone.
NEW — "CoLOMBIANA" (No star rating available) A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murders as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.
Amazing Spider -Man 2' may be a few years off yet, but star Emma Stone already has some ideas on her character for the sequel.
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In science:

We used the publically available ZEUS3D code (Stone & Norman, 1992) to evolve a consistent dynamical solution for a line-driven stellar wind from the star with a dipolar surface field.
New findings on the prototypical Of?p stars
Different aspects of the disk-star interaction for the case of an aligned rotator were investigated with two-dimenionsal, axisymmtric MHD simulations (Hayashi, Shibata & Matsumoto 1996; Miller & Stone 1997; Hirose et al. 1997).
Three-dimensional Simulations of Disk Accretion to an Inclined Dipole: I. Magnetospheric Flow at Different Theta
This represents an important stepping stone for future neutral pion and direct photon asymmetry measurements at STAR, probing ∆g .
Towards an understanding of nucleon spin structure: from hard to soft scales
This year’s discussion comes from Blackman (2006), who notes that Stoner’s stars were indeed rather stone-like, having constant density.
Astrophysics in 2006
The available data on runaways allow for a wide range in the fraction of massive stars that are runaways, frun , from 0.1 - 0.5 depending on de finition and correction for completeness and observational biases (e.g., Gies & Bolton 1986; Gies 1987; Stone 1991; Tetzlaff et al. 2011).
Runaway Stars and the Escape of Ionizing Radiation from High-Redshift Galaxies
This assumption is supported by the results of Stone (1991), who finds no variation in frun amongst the O-type stars.
Runaway Stars and the Escape of Ionizing Radiation from High-Redshift Galaxies
Future instruments, such as GRAVITY, an adaptiveoptics assisted interferometer on the VLT (Eisenhauer et al. 2011), will track stellar orbits with a single pointing astrometric accuracy of ≃ 10 − 200 µarcsec, for stars as faint as mK = 16.3 − 18.8 in a crowded field (Stone et al. 2012).
Deviation of Stellar Orbits from Test Particle Trajectories Around Sgr A* Due to Tides and Winds
Stone, Dark Matter, Neutron Stars, and Strange Quark Matter, Phys.
Interactions of exotic particles with ordinary matter
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