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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(6) Light
(i) Light in General
 
423. [Source of Light.] Luminary.
 
  
NOUN:LUMINARY; light [See Light]; flame (fire) [See Heat].
  spark, scintilla; phosphorescence.
  [HEAVENLY BODIES] sun, orb of day, day-star [poetic], Aurora; star, orb, meteor; falling star, shooting star; blazing star, dog star, canicula, Sirius, Aldebaran; constellation, galaxy, Milky Way; pole star, Polaris; Cynosure; anthelion; morning star, Lucifer, Phosphor, Phosphorus; Venus, Hesperus, evening star; mock sun, parhelion, sun dog or sundog, moon [See World].
  SUN GOD, Helios, Titan, Phaëthon, Phœbus, Apollo, Hyperion, Ra or Re [Egypt], Shamash [Babylon & Assyria].
  LIGHTNING, levin; chain -, fork -, sheet -, summer- lightning.
  PHOSPHORUS; ignis fatuus [L.]; Jack o’ -, Friar’s- lantern; will-o’-the-wisp, firedrake, Fata Morgana, St. Elmo’s fire, Castor and Pollux [naut.], corposant.
  glowworm, firefly.
  POLAR LIGHTS, northern lights, aurora borealis [L.], aurora australis [L.]; aurora; zodiacal light.
  [ARTIFICIAL LIGHT] gas, gaslight, electric light; headlight, searchlight, spotlight, flashlight, limelight, calcium light, lamplight, lamp; lantern, lanthorn [archaic]; electric torch, dark lantern, bull’s-eye; candle; wax -, tallow -, bayberry- candle; farthing dip, tallow dip [colloq.]; bougie, taper, rushlight; oil (grease) [See Oil]; wick, burner; Argand, moderator, duplex; torch, flambeau, link, brand; gaselier, chandelier, electrolier; candelabrum, girandole, sconce, luster or lustre, candlestick.
  FIREWORK, Catherine wheel, Roman candle, fizgig; pyrotechnics.
  SIGNAL LIGHT, rocket, balefire, beacon fire; lighthouse (signal) [See Indication].
  PYRE, funeral pyre; death fire; corpse candle.
  
VERB:ILLUMINATE (light) [See Light].
  
ADJECTIVE:SELF-LUMINOUS; phosphoric, phosphorescent; radiant (light) [See Light].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.—Longfellow
  2. The sentinel stars set their watch in the sky.—Campbell
  3. And with joy the stars perform their shining.—Arnold
  4. The planets in their station list’ning stood.—Paradise Lost
  5. The Scriptures of the skies.—Bailey
  6. That orbed continent, the fire that severs day from night.—Twelfth Night
  7. That orbed maiden with white fire laden, Whom mortals call the Moon.—Shelley

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