n. any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
No meteor shower is more spectacular than the annual Perseid showers which astronomers consider one of the most rewarding sky watching events of the year.
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Germination is complicated with the bursting forth of a meteor and with the peck of a swallow cracking its egg, and it places on one level the birth of an earthworm and the advent of Socrates.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The carriage rolled with a thundering noise over the pavement, and every one turned to notice the dazzling meteor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Nothing was more common, in those days, than to interpret all meteoric appearances, and other natural phenomena that occurred with less regularity than the rise and set of sun and moon, as so many revelations from a supernatural source.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context