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Usage examples for comet

  1. If it was going to be a matter of comet- shooting, what had America done that she could not have a gun? – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  2. The comet is most gorgeous when it is near the sun, and as soon as it gets a reasonable distance away from him it is perfectly invisible. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  3. " Before you go, you comet you, please tell us what has happened so far," begged Mary Louise. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  4. " I remember him," he said, " as easily as I would a comet." – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  5. In the sky a comet appeared. – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  6. Before taking final leave of my shore experiences at the Naval Academy, I will recall, as among them, the superb comet of the autumn of 1858, which we at the school witnessed evening after evening in October of that year, during the release from quarters following supper. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  7. It warmed the thin blood in their veins like comet champagne, and quickened their faded appetites like some salt breath from the far- distant sea. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  8. On the peninsula his progress was that of a trailing comet. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  9. In 1812 it was sold to the managers of the Caledonian Asylum, and then for a time Irving blazed in it, the comet of a season; and then once more it came back to the Swedenborgians; and now, at any rate of a Sunday night, it is a sad, lonely spot. – The Religious Life of London by J. Ewing Ritchie
  10. This train extends back into that part of space from which the comet is moving. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  11. While the season lasted the comet blazed with a light that filled the social sky. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  12. We should so live that we will not be ashamed to look a comet in the eye, however. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  13. Now if it were a star or a comet that he expected, he'd go himself and sit for hours and hours watching for it. – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  14. " Yes, truly, this new and great work shall announce, like a flaming comet, Voltaire's arrival in Berlin. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  15. From their wheels arose clouds of dust and a trail of gasolene- tainted blue smoke spread behind them, like the tail of a comet. – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
  16. Your pen has been supplying matter for The Comet, I believe. – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  17. He says that if he goes without them much longer, he'll soon be as light as a 12- inch comet, and won't need much calcium to blind the enemy to his presence. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  18. After it was published, I received a letter from James Veitch, reproaching me for having mentioned that a peasant in Hungary was the first to see Halley's comet, and for having omitted to say that, " a peasant at Inchbonny was the first to see the comet of 1811, the greatest that had appeared for a century." – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  19. If the comet was to have brought prosperity to Mithridates, the consignment must have been dropped on the way, inasmuch as none of it reached the young prince, whose early years were passed in hot water; for he was in one continual perspiration, caused by the constant discovery that his life was in danger. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  20. Turning my eyes a moment, I noticed a fan- shaped flicker swinging like a comet across the dusky waste far down the straight- ruled track, and when a man I knew held up his watch beneath a lamp, I had almost come to a decision. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
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