track star

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n track star a star runner
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Usage

In literature:

But if thou shouldst cast it with thy hands, lo, like a star, it sends a flaming track through the sky.
"The Argonautica" by Apollonius Rhodius
A star appeared far down the track which soon waxed into the headlight of the approaching train.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
When the boy Zeus would play with this ball it would make a track across the sky, flaming like a star.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
This he did as thoroughly as if he had gone up among the stars and tracked them in their orbits.
"Biographical Stories" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Taking the North Star for my guide, I turned upon my track, and left once more the dreaded frontiers of Alabama behind me.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Taking the North Star for my guide, I turned upon my track, and left once more the dreaded frontiers of Alabama behind me.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The twilight faded as I went, a star appeared, and I was able to see the track no longer.
"Tales of Wonder" by Baron Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany
The stars came out, calm and golden, shaking little tracks in the sea.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
I expect the track we are following is the true one, and the stars will do as a guide.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
Not a single star shone forth to illumine the track along which he stumbled.
"The Young Fur Traders" by R.M. Ballantyne
Their glowing souls o'ertopped the stars; they had their hearts' desire, The while the world spun round and round its busy track of fire.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, January 28, 1914" by Various
Their course lay across country, and the officer kept on the right track by the aid of the brilliant light of the stars.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
Whenever the inequalities of the ground forced us out of our track, I would again turn to this little star, and consult its unfailing index.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
The circle shows the track along which the pole moves among the stars.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Dusty Star, keeping well within the deepest shadows, followed swiftly in the figure's track.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
Dave slowly rose up onto one knee like a track star on his mark at the starting line.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Reivers, silently guiding his dogs in the tracks made by Moir, breathed hard as he read the stars.
"The Snow-Burner" by Henry Oyen
We were on no track, but just steered vaguely northward, taking our direction from the sun and the stars.
"By Veldt and Kopje" by William Charles Scully
Pisgah's towering black form pushing his way into the track of the stars and a feeling of loneliness crushed his soul.
"The Sins of the Father" by Thomas Dixon
He had one cartridge in the gun, no water, only the stars to guide him, and at sunrise the Frontier Guards would see his tracks.
"Curly" by Roger Pocock
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In poetry:

And, oh, how slow that keen-eyed star
Has tracked the chilly gray!
What, watching yet! how very far
The morning lies away!
"Honour's Martyr" by Emily Jane Bronte
And all along the pathway
Was a track of throbbing light;
Where the Christ had gone His footsteps shone,
Like stars in a velvet night.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
The red man, at his horrid rite,
Seen by the stars at night's cold noon,
His bark canoe, its track of light
Left on the wave beneath the moon,—
"Hymns and Odes VII" by John Pierpont
Mother, we tracked the trailing star
Which brought us here from lands afar,
And we would look on his dear face
Round whom the Seraphs fold their wings.
"The Masque of the Magi" by James Elroy Flecker
Blessed hope! like a star on the darkness of ocean,
Still gleam o’er the track where our destinies tend;
And guide our frail hearts from this sea of emotion,
To havens of peace where our sorrows will end.
"Bachelor’s Button" by S C Edgarton
Behind the scythes, swift-flashing, a wealth of gold corn lay,
In every brake a singing voice had some sweet word to say,
When we took the track together across a world of heather,
With Joy before us like a star to point the pleasant way.
"In Donegal" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

Originally from St Louis, Missouri, the high school track star earned a scholarship to ASU where she graduated from the W.P.
Crawford, a former Clemson track star, won the 200 meter gold at the 2004 Olympics and silver in 2008.
This kerfuffle over the woman track star from South Africa.
Olympic track star Gail Devers suffered from it.
Remembering Dan Cook and tracking former Rampage stars.
Take a look back at some of the greatest US track and field stars.
The Jamaican track star's road to riches.
The Jamaican track's star's road to riches.
All-time greatest US track and field stars.
Police in Washington County said On-Star service helped officers track down a stolen car and the couple accused of stealing it.
Curtis' Andrea Geubelle wins the Class 4A triple jump at Star Track XXVII on Thursday at Mount Tahoma High School.
Track Star Ryan Bailey's Coach Beats IRS In Tax Court.
Honor roll student, track star - and teen mom.
Steve Hockstein/For the Star-Ledger Newark Central track star Tanasia Linton and her 2-year-old daughter, Keymiyah.
Cajuns' Track Star Flies High.
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In science:

Given a complete set of evolutionary tracks and the functions φ(m) and Ψ(t), compute the number of stars present at each evolutionary stage in the H-R diagram as a function of time.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
When we look at this population at later times, we will see the stars traveling along the corresponding evolutionary track.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
Our data (see Fig. 5) show that there is a continuous power law relationship between j and M for stars on convective tracks with masses in the range ∼ 0.5 (and probably less) to 2–3 M⊙ and that this power law merges smoothly with the relationship for more massive stars, which are already on the ZAMS.
Angular Momentum Evolution of Young Stars: Toward a Synthesis of Observations, Theory, and Modeling
The STAR experiment (Solenoidal Tracker At Rhic) provides large solid angle tracking and complete coverage of every event written to tape.
Exploring QCD with Heavy Ion Collisions
In general, these measurements track th e N/α values observed in H I I regions and stars in the local Universe.
Chemical Abundances in the Damped Lya Systems
More specific applications of the 21 cm signal allow to track the physical properties of individual H II regions as they form and grow around reionization sources, in particular Pop III stars and QSOs (e.g.
The First Cosmic Structures and their Effects
From measurements of laser tracks and stars in the field of view of the cameras we estimate that the systematic error in the arrival direction determination is not larger than 0.2◦ , mainly caused by uncertainties in the survey of mirror pointing directions.
Search for Point Sources of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays Above 40 EeV Using a Maximum Likelihood Ratio Test
On the other hand, the treatment of the boundary between the convective core and the radiative envelope in intermediate mass main sequence stars (“core overshooting) is a significant uncertainty in computing evolutionary tracks which go through the Cepheid instability strip.
High Mass Triple Systems: The Classical Cepheid Y Car
Thus, T Tauri stars, having consumed most of the available deuterium during the accretion phase, begin the contraction phase by simply descending along the vertical portion of the Hayashi track.
Stellar evolution before the ZAMS
Fig. 6, the track of a 4 M⊙ star with the protostellar initial conditions (lower curve) differs considerably from the standard one (upper curve).
Stellar evolution before the ZAMS
We can see in figure 1 the evolution tracks of single and binary stars.
Massive binaries, Wolf-Rayet stars and supernova progenitors
HR diagram for single stars (grey tracks) and binary stars (black tracks).
Massive binaries, Wolf-Rayet stars and supernova progenitors
The binary star tracks however are very different.
Massive binaries, Wolf-Rayet stars and supernova progenitors
The 5 and 7 M⊙ tracks end their lives as AGB stars and have larger I-K colours than the RSGs.
Massive binaries, Wolf-Rayet stars and supernova progenitors
Both STAR and PHENIX have proposed extensive upgrades to their vertexing and tracking capabilities in order to be able to directly reconstruct the displaced vertices of the hadronic decay channels of heavy quark hadrons [25, 26].
Future Experiments in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
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