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Star (in Christian art)


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