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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
  • She noted, more than once, that the meteor shower was happening, beyond the overcast sky, even if we could not see it.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • meteor = streaks of light in the night sky that result from a 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
  • Like, there is still a meteor shower.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • meteor = streaks of light in the night sky that result from a space rocks burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • There's not much moon tonight, so you could probably see five or ten meteors an hour.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • meteors = streaks of light in the night sky that result from a space rocks burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • Him: Looks like it's going to be overcast tonight so no meteor shower.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • meteor = streaks of light in the night sky that result from a space rocks burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • My primary interest is not the meteor shower.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • meteor = streaks of light in the night sky that result from a space rocks burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • There is a meteor shower Thursday night.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • meteor = streaks of light in the night sky that result from a space rocks burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • THE MORNING OF THE METEOR SHOWER, I arrived at school with Harold and discovered a bright orange Volkswagen Beetle parked in my usual spot.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • meteor = streaks of light in the night sky that result from a space rocks burning in the earth's atmosphere
  • "So, over here in the northern sky is the constellation Draco," he said, "which to me looks more like a kite than a dragon, but anyway, there would be meteors visible around here."
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • meteors = streaks of light in the night sky that result from a space rocks 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

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