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stargazer

[stahr-gey-zer] /ˈstɑrˌgeɪ zər/
noun
1.
a person who stargazes, as an astronomer or astrologer.
2.
a daydreamer.
3.
an impractical idealist.
4.
any of several marine fishes of the family Uranoscopidae, having the eyes at the top of the head.
Origin of stargazer
1550-1560
1550-60; star + gazer
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  • He rode sidewise and swaying, crooning a gay little saddle song; to which stargazer, his horse, twitched back an inquiring ear.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • Did you ever read of the stargazer who fell into an open well at the street corner?

  • Because it made me mad to see a stargazer like that turning your head.

    The Garden of Eden Max Brand
  • Ticket dashed into the lead, but stargazer soon assumed command, with Berlin forcing the pace at his side.

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