Usage examples for Meteors

  1. The reporter of the Standard newspaper, describing his first lecture in London, aptly said: " Artemus dropped his jokes faster than the meteors of last night succeeded each other in the sky. ” – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1 by Charles Farrar Browne
  2. Like bears that surround the ship of a sea- king beneath the polar meteors or the midnight sun of the north, came the savage warriors through that glaring atmosphere. ” – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Certainly they do not dip into the actual main atmosphere of the sun, else they would be utterly destroyed; but it is possible that the sun has a faint trace of atmosphere extending far beyond this, and into this perhaps these meteors dip, and glow with the friction. ” – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  4. “ Knowest thou no musician who would find it joy enough for a night, to scale the tower of a hundred bells, and send the great meteors of music- light flying over the care- tortured city? ” – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  5. Meteors are messages from the Land of Spirits warning of impending danger. ” – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  6. “ To commence the history of the November meteors it is necessary to look back for nearly a thousand years. ” – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  7. This consisted of an immense number of separate meteors of no very great size individually, but which were in constant motion among one another, darting to and fro, clashing and smashing together, while fountains of blazing metallic particles and hot mineral vapors poured out in every direction. ” – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  8. Flaming meteors had fallen before, but never in the interlocked racial mind was there memory of one which had fallen directly on a canal junction. ” – We’re Civilized! by Mark Clifton and Alex Apostolides
  9. Elsewhere the watchers became aware for an instant of immense spaces, certainly not arid plains, but seas, real oceans, vast and calm, reflecting from their placid depths the dazzling fireworks of the weird and wildly flashing meteors – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  10. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries many romantic lives have been led; startling persons have risen like meteors and a few still burn like suns. ” – A Novelist on Novels by W. L. George
  11. And there were other stars like November meteors hurrying across space- the lights of the British planes scouring the heavens for their relentless enemies. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  12. In the clear Cotswold atmosphere very brilliant meteors are observable at certain seasons of the year. ” – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  13. These meteors came and went before our day, Not harming any: it threatens us no more Than French or Norman. ” – Queen Mary and Harold by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  14. The lesser heroes, with a thousand meteors light the airy hall. ” – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  15. Below he could see the meteors flare up brightly as they hit the atmosphere. ” – Shipwreck in the Sky by Eando Binder
  16. Here, here's his place, where meteors shoot, clouds form, Lightnings are loosened, Stars come and go! ” – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  17. It is built among a company of craggy hills, which makes the air the hungrier and wholesomer; it is all built of freestone and marble, and that with such solidity and moderate height that surely Philip the Second's chief design was to make a sacrifice of it to eternity, and to contest with the meteors and time itself. ” – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  18. Watch for meteors in August and November. ” – How Girls Can Help Their Country by Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell
  19. “ Hundreds of meteors inflamed by contact with the atmosphere, streaked the darkness with luminous trails, and lined the cloudy part of the disc with their fire. ” – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  20. The obvious suggestion is that they are among the products of the explosion which originated the planetoids, the aerolites, and the streams of meteors and consideration of the probable circumstances shows us that such products might be expected. ” – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer