Sun angel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sun angel (Zoöl) a South American humming bird of the genus Heliangelos, noted for its beautiful colors and the brilliant luster of the feathers of its throat.
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
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    “The Angels were all singing out of tune, and hoarse with having little else to do, excepting to wind up the sun and moon or curb a runaway young star or two.”
  • Billy Graham
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    “Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.”

Usage

In literature:

I think an angel walks over the world after the sun sets .
"Anne Of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The little babe was taken by Angele's parents, and Angele was buried in the Mission garden near to the aged, grey sun dial.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
It is angels who make Saturn, Jupiter, the sun, etc., turn round.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
Then thy great angels fly forth from the Holy Place, oh Sun, They shoot their fiery swords into the darkness and shrivel it up.
"Allen Quatermain" by H. Rider Haggard
The Daughter of the Sun is no angel, nor ambitious to become one.
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
Thus the angels drape God's footstool with soft vapor, wind, and sun: Does His smile rest on the artists when their pleasant work is done?
"Continental Monthly , Vol V. Issue III. March, 1864" by Various
Mike the Angel watched the meters climb again as the ship speared away from the sun at an ever-increasing velocity.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The sun had disappeared, and the little golden angels' wings had given place to sombre, grey clouds.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Mr Gould describes the Mars' sun-angel as among the most beautiful of the genus Heliangelus inhabiting the northern end of the Cordilleras.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Beautiful, bright-winged angels, with faces shining like the sun, were going up and coming down it.
"Little Folks (November 1884)" by Various
You will see a mighty angel sitting in the sun.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 5. May 1848" by Various
The drawing of the rope, wheel and axles, for turning an angel to point towards the sun can have a simple explanation or a more complicated one.
"On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass" by Derek J. de Solla Price
And Rosamond dreamed upon the earth, and it was to her as though the sun took wings, and became an angel.
"Tales from the German" by Various
And saw an angel standing in the sun.
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles Vol. 2" by William Lisle Bowles
He is the angel of the sun.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The light the angel brings down from heaven makes the sun pale.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by Honoré de Balzac
The sign for Sunday being the Lion; the corresponding angel Raphael, and the planet Chamma, the Sun.
"A Tale of the Kloster" by Brother Jabez
And I say it was 'is garden angel, and its face was as bright as a lily in the sun.
"Atlantic Narratives"
God had created the archangels, these the angels, and the latter the sun and moon.
"A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II" by Henry Charles Lea
They worship the Angels of the Stars: the power inherent in each planet which emanates from the mightier Power of the Sun-Logos.
"A Son of Perdition" by Fergus Hume
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In poetry:

All bright thoughts and pure shall gather
Round that meek and suffering one,--
Glorious, like the seer-seen angel
Standing in the sun!
"To ------," by John Greenleaf Whittier
The sun and every vassal star,
All space, beyond the soar of angel wings,
Wait on His word: and yet He stays His car
For every sigh a contrite suppliant brings.
"Ascension Day" by John Keble
No sun or star so bright
In all the world of light
That they should draw to Heaven his downward eye:
He hears th' Almighty's word,
He sees the angel's sword,
Yet low upon the earth his heart and treasure lie.
"Second Sunday After Easter" by John Keble
No battle news disturbs thy rest upon the sun-bright shore,
No clarion voice awakens thee on earth to wrestle more,
No tramping steed, no wary foe bids thee awake, arise,
For thou art in the angel world, beyond the starry skies.
"Cleburne" by Anonymous Americas
The sun and moon, with wat'ry eye,
Our vicious conversations 'spy,—
The earth too groans; because so ill we live —
Angels are pain'd at heart the while;
Because we Christians are so vile, And for our manifold transgressions grieve.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard
As midnight drinks a message from the moon
And morning takes her orders from the sun,
So let our bodies to our souls submit
And live for ever in their still high-noon,
Where morn and midnight gather into one,
And only angels on their missions flit.
"Love Sonnet LVIII" by Zora Bernice May Cross

In news:

People enjoy the view from a lifeguard structure as the sun sets at Seal Beach, south of Los Angeles on July 9, 2012.
Jamal Crawford scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-99 decision over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday at Staples Center.
One Dotcom Angel Flying Too Close to the Sun.
Gentry 's old friend, Mike D'Antoni was hired late Sunday night, then introduced as the Los Angeles Lakers coach on Thursday and there was a chance he would make his coaching debut Friday against his old team, the Phoenix Suns.
The sun over Los Angeles.
Phoenix Suns' Gortat defends against Los Angeles Lakers' Howard during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles ( DANNY MOLOSHOK, REUTERS / November 17, 2012 ).
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni late Sunday night, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to replace Mike Brown.
Jonathan Watson of Havana applies sun screen to his two children, Parker, three, and Cooper, one, just before the start of the Guardian Angel 5K Run-Walk which was held in Paris last Saturday.
Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers.
Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers.
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers.
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers.
Phoenix Suns' head coach Alvin Gentry labeled the dunk Los Angeles Clippers' rookie Blake Griffin threw down over Suns' center Marcin Gortat on Sunday as "impressive of a dunk as I have seen in the NBA in 23 years.".
Shaquille O'Neal returned from a 28-game layoff impressively tonight with 24 points and 11 rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-98 victory that snapped the Phoenix Suns' 11-game winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A glimpse beyond our solar system reveals the neighborhood just outside the sun's influence is different and stranger than expected, scientists reported Tuesday.
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In science:

The effect scales with distance just like the astrometric signature of a planet, thus for a nearby, less active sun-like star at 10 pc its magnitude could still be of the same order (e.g., Woolf & Angel 1998), while the amplitude of the planet-induced stellar motion would be at least one order of magnitude larger.
Astrometric Methods and Instrumentation to Identify and Characterize Extrasolar Planets: A Review
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