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 Star (A),Star Chamber. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Star (in Christian art).
St. Bruno bears one on his breast; St. Dominic, St. Humbert, St. Peter of Alcan’tare, one over their head, or on their forehead, etc.   1
   Star. The ensign of knightly rank. A star of some form constitutes part of the insignia of every order of knight-hood.   2
   His star is in the ascendant. He is in luck’s way; said of a person to whom some good fortune has fallen and who is very prosperous. According to astrology, those leading stars which are above the horizon at a person’s birth influence his life and fortune; when those stars are in the ascendant, he is strong, healthy, and lucky; but when they are depressed below the horizon, his stars do not shine on him, he is in the shade and subject to ill-fortune.   3
        “The star of Richelieu was still in the ascendant.”—St. Simon.

 Star (A),Star Chamber. 


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