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O star

[oh stahr] /ˈoʊ ˌstɑr/
noun
1.
a very hot, massive, blue star of spectral type O, having a surface temperature between 30,000 and 50,000 K and an absorption spectrum with few lines, though the Balmer series of hydrogen lines is present and lines of ionized helium are detectable.
Compare spectral type.
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  • O star of light and O sun in harvest; O amber hair, O my share of the world!

  • Chorus I. “O star, emerging great, through thy light, thou thyself formest thy own limbs.”

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • Mistress came running to meet me, and put both arms around my neck, and said: 'O star, you have saved our darling's life!'

    Miss Elliot's Girls Mrs Mary Spring Corning
  • It is a passage conceived in the same spirit as the great chaunt "O star of France!"

    Robert Browning Edward Dowden

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