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Star (in Christian art)

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St. Bruno bears one on his breast; St. Dominic, St. Humbert, St. Peter of Alcanʹtare, one over their head, or on their forehead, etc.

Star. The ensign of knightly rank. A star of some form constitutes part of the insignia of every order of knight-hood.

His star is in the ascendant. He is in luck’s way; said of a person to whom some good fortune has fallen and who is very prosperous. According to astrology, those leading stars which are above the horizon at a person’s birth influence his life and fortune; when those stars are in the ascendant, he is strong, healthy, and lucky; but when they are depressed below the horizon, his stars do not shine on him, he is in the shade and subject to ill-fortune.

“The star of Richelieu was still in the ascendant.”—St. Simon.

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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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Standard
Standards
Standards of Individuals
Standards
Stang
Stanhope (A)
Stanhope Lens
Stank Hen (A)
Stannary Courts
Star (A)
Star (in Christian art)
Star Chamber
Star-crossed
Star of Bethlehem (The)
Star of the South
Stars and Garters! (My)
Stars and Stripes (The) or the Star-spangled Banner
Starboard and Larboard
Starch
Starry Sphere
Starvation Dundas