He ain't the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, is he?
The brightest days of Sicily ended with William the Good.
This is powerful; it allows the best and brightest to collaborate easily.
The brightest line, for which s=o, is called the " head " of the band; and as s increases the lines diminish in intensity.
In other cases scales have been employed which make the result mainly depend on the brightest part of the display.
The brightest belongs to those species which grow near low-water mark, or under the shade of larger algae at higher levels; species which grow near high-water mark are usually of so dark a hue that they are easily mistaken for brown seaweeds.
But his most wonderful work is the painting of the trees, which look, after his task is done, as if they were covered with the brightest layers of gold and rubies; and are beautiful enough to comfort us for the flight of summer.
It is, however, certain that the " most noble " Order of the Garter at least was instituted in the middle of the 14th century, when English chivalry was outwardly brightest and the court most magnificent.
ARCTURUS, the brightest star in the northern hemisphere, situated in the constellation Bootes in an almost direct line with the tail Q' and rt) of the constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear); hence its derivation from the Gr.
In addition to Arcturus, the brightest in the group, the most interesting stars of this constellation are: e Bootis, a beautiful double star composed of a yellow star of magnitude 3, and a blue star of magnitude 62; Bootis, a double star composed of a yellow star, magnitude 41, and a purple star, magnitude 61-; and W.
Focal length, he discovered the brightest of Saturn's satellites (Titan) in 1655, and in 1659 he published his Systema Saturnium, in which was given for the first time a true explanation of Saturn's ring, founded on observations made with the same instrument.
With the development of observational astronomy the sidereal universe was arbitrarily divided into areas characterized by special assemblages of stars; these assemblages were named asterisms by Ptolemy, who termed the brightest stars "of the fi rst magnitude," and the progressively fainter Stars.
It is necessary to suppose, if the analogy is to hold, that the sun is brightest when sunspots and faculae are most numerous; this is by no means unlikely.
The brightest star of all these was the famous " Tycho's star " in Cassiopeia.
In the next two days it reached zero magnitude, thus becoming the brightest star in the northern heavens, but after that it rapidly decreased.
More accurate determinations have shown that this star, which is the third brightest star in the heavens, has a parallax of 0.75", this indicates that its distance is 25,000,000,000,000 m.
Brightness is particularly deceptive; thus Canopus, the second brightest star in the heavens, has probably a parallax of less than 0.01 ", and so also has Rigel.
It is lenticular in form, brightest near the sun, and shades off by imperceptible gradations, generally becoming invisible at a distance of 90° from the sun.
She walked towards the brightest of the glowing doorways and hesitated, unable to see through it.
Hurrying through the brightest doorway, she recognized the massive bedchamber where she'd left Katie and Toby.
He trailed as Rhyn led him toward the brightest portal, and Rhyn took the healer.s arm to hurry him along.
Brady is one of the best and brightest soldiers the PMF has, as well as a personal friend.
Rhyn looked up at the brightest of the portals lining the otherworldly landing between worlds.
"Second break-in today," said Jenny, a pretty blonde and the brightest in her recent graduating class.
His activity, in fact, will always remain one of the brightest chapters in the history of the papacy.
Tellheim, the hero of the comedy, is an admirable study of a manly and sensitive soldier, with somewhat exaggerated ideas of conventional honour; and Minna, the heroine, is one of the brightest and most attractive figures in German comedy.
Such extremely bright auroras seem very rare, however, even in the Arctic. There is a general tendency for both bands and rays to appear brightest at their lowest parts; arcs seldom appear as bright at their summits as nearer the horizon.
The following table gives the wave-lengths of the photographically brightest of these, retaining four significant figures in place of Westman's five.
The different maxima differ considerably in brightness; thus in 1906 (the brightest maximum since 1779) the second magnitude was reached, but in other years (as in 1868) it has failed to reach the fifth magnitude.
The stars selected to be examined for parallax are usually either the brightest stars or those with an especially large proper motion.
The following may be instanced: " Lord of mercy and of might "; " Brightest and best of the sons of the morning "; " By cool Siloam's shady rill "; " God, that madest earth and heaven "; " The Lord of might from Sinai's brow "; " Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty "; " From Greenland's icy mountains "; " The Lord will come, the earth shall quake "; The Son of God goes forth to war."
The Sumerians and Accadians, the non-Semitic inhabitants of the Euphrates valley prior to the Babylonians, described the stars collectively as a " heavenly flock "; the sun was the " old sheep "; the seven planets were the " old-sheep stars "; the whole of the stars had certain " shepherds, " and Sibzianna (which, according to Sayce and Bosanquet, is the modern Arcturus, the brightest star in the northern sky) was the " star of the shepherds of the heavenly herds."
The winter, in fact, is the season of the brightest vegetation: after the long drought of summer the surface gets covered once more in late au;umn with a fresh green varied with bright-colored flowers, and so it remains the whole winter through.
After yet another three years' space the author of La Legende des siecles reappeared as the author of Les Miserables, the greatest epic and dramatic work of fiction ever created or conceived: the epic of a soul transfigured and redeemed, purified by heroism and glorified through suffering; the tragedy and the comedy of life at its darkest and its brightest, of humanity at its best and at its worst.
Also (where he has made use of the brightest colours) he does not fail to point out that in piety the emperor could almost compete with the monks.
Moreover, this region of the spectrum is that which appears brightest to the human eye, and consequently this curve of the secondary spectrum, obtained by making f c=1 F, is, according to the experiments of Sir G.
The story of Miss Nightingale's labours at Scutari is one of the brightest pages in English annals.
The penumbra remains the penumbra, but it is now darkest where before it was brightest, and vice versa.
Stars are known, but none conspicuous; 19 Piscium, the brightest, is of magnitude 5.5.
About ioo Wolf-Rayet stars are known, of which y Velorum is the brightest; they are confined to the region of the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds.
Though part of the plumage in many sun-birds gleams with metallic lustre, they owe much of their beauty to feathers which are not lustrous, though almost as vivid,' and the most wonderful combination of the brightest colours - scarlet, purple, blue, green and yellow - is often seen in one and the same bird.
Interesting stars are: a Aurigae or Capella (the goat), one of the brightest stars in the heavens, determined by Newall and Campbell to be a spectroscopic binary; [3 Aurigae, a star of the second magnitude also a spectroscopic binary; e Aurigae, an irregularly variable star; and Nova Aurigae, a "new" star discovered by Anderson in 1892, and afterwards found on a photographic plate exposed at Harvard in December 1891.