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dark star

noun, Astronomy
1.
an invisible member of a binary or multiple star system.
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  • In the Inferno of the dark star the soul sees the attendant genii of his life, each symbolizing some passion of his nature.

  • Then the truth flashed on him—it was the terrible path of fire from the dark star!

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • It shot out from the dark star like a colossal beam or huge pillar of fire seeking a food of worlds.

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • Over these, and millions of others, brooded the spell of the dark star.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • This dark star sometimes comes between Algol and the observer and cuts off the light.

  • Old Thaddeus McIlvaine discovered a dark star and took it for his own.

    McIlvaine's Star August Derleth
  • For there is a dark star, Erlik, named from the Prince of Hell.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • Only the great swathe of radiance between the sun and the dark star had any brilliance.

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • Slowly it became but a single point of fire, a dark star, which at length flamed into a torch.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
British Dictionary definitions for dark star

dark star

noun
1.
an invisible star known to exist only from observation of its radio, infrared, or other spectrum or of its gravitational effect, such as an invisible component of a binary or multiple star
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