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Definition a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
  • Comet means a rare calamity will happen.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • We sat and drank and finally talked, two strangers reliving an event—a whirlwind, a comet, a war—we'd both seen but from different faraway angles.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • She threw back her head a little; she stared at it as if it had been a comet in the sky.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • She threw back her head a little; she stared at it as if it had been a comet in the sky.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • For Dora Root life with John had been like living upon a comet.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The pigtail grew longer and longer like the tail of a comet and I was whirled along at the end of it.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • I got dust rags and Comet cleanser in case I needed them.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • A big old comet or a chunk of the moon could come crashing down through the roof just now and fall on top of your head.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He recognized his old desperation coming around, a personal comet.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • The maester was peering through his big Myrish lens tube, measuring shadows and noting the position of the comet that hung low in the morning sky.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • She looked around and :realized that every object on this vast plain had grown a vaporous comet's tail—all pointing toward Tartarus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • At last a steady twilight brooded over the earth, a twilight only broken now and then when a comet glared across the darkling sky.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Newton's tomb was covered with orbs—stars, comets, planets.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I hear that excitement is the master of the hour, that you fling yourself through these dominions like a comet across the firmament.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • All the onagers fired at once, and six golden comets billowed into the sky.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • When he looked up he discovered that the comets of snow, the dazzling spray, and the singing of the wind in the sun were right above him.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • 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
  • 'And if they comet' I insisted, studying him.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • But this is not the smell of Comet or Windex.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • I look under the sink and find a dried-out Brillo pad and a can of Comet.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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