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Shooting Stars

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called in ancient legends the “fiery tears of St. Lawrence,” because one of the periodic swarms of these meteors is between the 9th and 14th of August, about the time of St. Lawrence’s festival, which is on the 10th.

Shooting stars are said by the Arabs to be firebrands hurled by the angels against the inquisitive Jinns or Genii, who are for ever clambering up on the constellations to peep into heaven.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Shoe a Goose (To)
Shoe the Anchor (To)
Shoe the Cobbler (To)
Shoe the Horse (To)
Shoe the Wild Colt (To)
Shoes
Shoemakers
Shoot the Moon (To)
Shoot the Sun (To)
Shooting-iron (A)
Shooting Stars
Shop
Shop-lifting
Shore (Jane)
Shoreditch
Shorne (Sir John) or Master John Shorne
Short
Short Stature (Noted Men of)
Shot
Shot in the Locker
Shot Window (A)