faxed star

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From Middle English faxed sterre, from Old English feaxede steorra (comet, literally maned star), equivalent to faxed (having hair, hairy) +‎ star, from the tail appearing as though the star had hair.


faxed star (plural faxed stars)

  1. (rare, dialectal) A comet; meteor.
    • 2009, Harry Alfred Long, Personal and Family Names:
      The difference between true and false glory is elegantly illustrated by Milton in his description of Satan, who, falling, was defigured from a star of high magnitude into a faxed star, whose meteoric flash soon fades, []