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meteor swarm

noun, Astronomy
any large number of meteoroids moving in parallel paths.
Compare meteor shower. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Plumie ship had been concealed by the meteor swarm of a totally unknown comet.

    The Aliens Murray Leinster
  • If it were set back in its orbit by ten months' motion, it would be a part of the meteor swarm.

    A Text-Book of Astronomy George C. Comstock

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