blazing star

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blazing star any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
    • n blazing star biennial of southwestern United States having white stems and toothed leaves that is grown for its large pale yellow flowers that open in early morning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blazing star (Bot) A comet.
    • Blazing star See under Blazing Double, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

It was hard to realize that the warm, blazing star above them was not Old Sol.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
The night came, with the stars seeming to blaze in the clear atmosphere.
"Yussuf the Guide" by George Manville Fenn
And overhead, to carry out his words, lonely and cold and livid, blazed the star of the coming doom.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
In the case of this star we are able to fix fairly closely the moment when it first blazed out.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
He stood there erect and upright, his face pale with anger and his eyes blazing like stars.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
WATCH AND WAIT was the only north star which blazed in the darkened firmament of his existence.
"Watch and Wait" by Oliver Optic
The boxes were in a blaze with the stars of the Peers in Opposition.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Consequently this "blaze star" of 1866 will bear watching in its decrepitude.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
Dave's eyes were blazing like two stars and seemed to look the tall youth through and through.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
How could that obscure rush-light of the London Ghetto Theatre have blazed into the Star of Paris and New York?
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Summer had come in on a carpet of spring green strewn with wild clover, asters, and blazing-star.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
A night of brilliant stars; the Earth was a blazing blue-red point of light.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Then Dara was on the other side of the blazing yellow star.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
It was a gloriously clear night, with a heaven of blazing stars and a sea like flowing silver.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
A thousand times rather would she see the bright particular star blazing unreachable above her.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
And on they burst, and on they rushed, while, like a guiding star, Amid the thickest carnage blazed the helmet of Navarre.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
A porthole, with the black heavens and the blazing stars, was before her.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
The stars blazed to mingle with the Earthlight and illumine these massive crags of the Archimedes walls.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
But the heavens were a brass blaze by day and a glittering mask of stars by night.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
A big star blazed out against the pale rose of an evening sky.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
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In poetry:

Like blazing comets in the sky
That shake the stars of light,
Which drop like fruit unto the earth
Thro' the fierce burning night;
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
O Night, what legions serve thy wars!
Lo! thy terrific battle-line—
The rayless bulk, the blazing Sign,
The leagued infinity of stars!
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
And in their blazing solitude
The stars sang in their sockets through
the night:
`Blow bright, blow bright
The coal of this unquickened world.'
"Night Music" by Philip Larkin
And saw the myriad stars, that blaze
And fill, with their resplendent rays,
The deep nocturnal vaults on high,
But never thought or questioned why.
"Creation Light" by James Madison Bell
Then why should we
In silence be,
When Nature lends her voice to praises;
When heaven and earth
Proclaim the truth
Of Him for whom that lone star blazes?
"Christmas Carol" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The ruddiest light in heaven
Blazed as his birth-star seven
Long years ago:
All glory crown that old year
Which brought our stout small soldier
With the snow!
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Valued for its unusual flower shape, blazing star sends up erect spires of usually magenta, sometimes white flowers.
Wilson wasn't the only biz at Blazing Star .
Catch a Booming, Blazing Star .
Catch a Booming, Blazing Star.
Americans have a taste for the flamboyant and have embraced track's blazingly fast and incredibly cocky star as if he were their own.
Dense Blazing Star .
'Desperate Housewives' star: I hope my character dies in a blaze of glory.
With the weekend sun blazing, local astronomers bucked the stars to concentrate on our sun.
As the blazing sun gave way to golden hues and perfect Simpson's- esque clouds, Feist bounded onto the Gentilly stage at the New Orleans Jazz Fest with the glamour and grace of a '30s movie star.
Here's what the blazing heart of a huge cluster star looks like.
The many stars of the M4 globular cluster blaze like fireballs in this image snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope.
0Alex Karras, NFL defensive lineman who starred in "Webster," "Blazing Saddles," dies at 77.
Crews are battling a five-alarm fire at a large apartment complex in Plymouth , Minn. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Brewster) Read the article: Fire Crews Battle Plymouth , MN, Apartment Blaze.
Remember the scene in Blazing Saddles when the hulking, dim-witted thug Mongo (football star Alex Karras) rides into Rock Ridge on an enormous Brahma bull.
The Raging Bull star's Manhattan home was damaged by a blaze in June (12) and firefighters initially blamed a build-up of lint in his clothes dryer for the accident.
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In science:

We realized in the laboratory a prototype using a blazed l=1 hologram to simulate the separation between two stars, as observed with a telescope, in Laguerre-Gaussian modes.
FrogEye, the Quantum Coronagraphic mask. The Photon Orbital Angular Momentum and its applications to Astronomy
Previous works (Wright et al. 2004, Jenkins et al. 2006) have used measurements of the stable star τ Ceti (HD 10700) as a proxy for the random errors introduced in the reduction procedure (scattered light removal, blaze function correction, cosmic ray removal and barycentric velocity correction).
Chromospheric activity of Southern Stars from the Magellan Planet Search Program
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