stargazer

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From star +‎ gazer.

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stargazer (plural stargazers)

  1. One who stargazes.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Isaiah 47:13:
      Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels: let now the astrologers, the starre-gazers, the monethly prognosticators stand vp, and saue thee from these things that shall come vpon thee.
    • 1906, Theophilus G. Pinches, The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria:
      [] the four dogs of Merodach, wherein people are inclined to see the four satellites of Jupiter, which, it is thought, were probably visible to certain of the more sharp-sighted stargazers of ancient Babylonia.
  2. (zoology) A perciform fish in the family Uranoscopidae.

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