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golden stars

a plant, Bloomeria crocea, of the amaryllis family, native to southern California, having clusters of golden-orange, starlike flowers. Unabridged
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  • Three golden stars glittered on his breast; his hand rested upon an iron wand.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • The ivory was wrought with exquisite skill, representing the imaginary forms of the constellations, studded with golden stars.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The azure of the ceiling was darkened to navy blue, and the golden stars, at that height, were as the heads of steel pins.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • Sometimes the sky is full of golden stars, and then the scene is so beautiful—oh!

  • The vault was inlaid with azure-coloured enamel and studded with golden stars.

  • Looking in the clear waters she saw the golden stars shining; perhaps she thought she was reaching to them.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • The Star Chamber was probably so named from being anciently ornamented with golden stars.

    Milton's England Lucia Ames Mead
  • The second section he made full of golden stars on a ground of ultramarine.

  • The golden stars upon the lawn are nearly all burnt out: we see their downy ashes in the grass.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
  • And between this and the fifth section he painted the fourth with golden stars, as above, on a ground of ultramarine.

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