See also: faxed-star
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.
- (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, […]