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meteor
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Definition a streak of light in the night sky that results from a space rock burning in the earth's atmosphere

or:

a meteoroid:  a small space rock that hit the earth's atmosphere

or:

a meteorite:  a stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that reached the earth's surface
  • Most meteors come from rocks that are about the size of a pebble.
meteors = a streak of light in the night sky that results from a space rock burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • We were away from the city lights where meteors are easier to see.
  • meteors = streaks of light in the night sky that result from space rocks burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • There wasn't any meteor shower.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • meteor = a streak of light in the night sky that results from small extraterrestrial bodies burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • They don't know that this is all one huge big blazing meteor that makes a pretty fire in space, but that some day it'll have to hit.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • meteor = a rock from space burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • The stars poured over his sight like flaming meteors.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • meteors = a rock from space burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • Something had gone through his mind, flashing like a meteor, too quick, too bright to catch and hold.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The logo signs shoot past her on A either side like meteors.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • When the glass stopped falling, there was a hole in the ceiling, several feet wide, as if a meteor had crashed through it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • It had come like a meteor falling from the sky.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • More than once, I saved the planet from destruction by waving my wand at a crashing meteor.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Occasionally, as if on cue, comets and meteor showers would tumble through the starry ranks, adding variation to the flowing dance.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • I fidgeted while we watched the shots of downtown and the expressways, eerily empty and looking post-meteor-hit-or-nuclear-war-like.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • One night when she was checking the items on a grocery bill a thought shot into her mind, shining and winking like a meteor.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • I am headstrong and I wanted my girls to be able to see the Perseid meteor shower in the darkness of a campsite, so I chose to take them.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • The golden secretary darted through the room like a meteor with a dashing frenchwoman who carpeted the floor with her pink satin train.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The carriage rolled with a thundering noise over the pavement, and every one turned to notice the dazzling meteor.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The ball shot like a meteor above the field, flying deep into the surrounding forest.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • "I mean, you're like a meteor here.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Every time I stepped out of the house, I looked up, expecting to see a bomb or a meteor hurtling toward us.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • It's like, what are the odds of a meteor hittin' this town?
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures

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