A star shell makes a beautiful light on a white countenance, so don't be afraid of smudging yourselves.
star shell were fired to seaward and searchlights were switched on.
Fernald pressed the detonator of the star shell, tossing it into the air as he did so.
The Boers were hugely elated at the sight of the star shell.
We also fired some star shell, getting the burst well behind the enemy so as to show him up.
Like a star shell bursting on a cloudy night came the inception of an idea.
A second star shell hissed skywards, but before it broke the men had reached the base of the cliff.
One of your duties, boys, will be to keep your flashlamps going after the star shell has dimmed.
"star shell, star shell," my French companion called excitedly.
The star shell had died out but he could see the blimp silhouetted against the sky.