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Combust   Listen
adjective
Combust  adj.  
1.
Burnt; consumed. (Obs.)
2.
(Astron.) So near the sun as to be obscured or eclipsed by his light, as the moon or planets when not more than eight degrees and a half from the sun. (Obs.) "Planets that are oft combust."






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"Combust" Quotes from Famous Books



... stand at every place of opportunity, forbidding and disturbing them that continue seeking, that continue to do our obsequies to the torn body of our martyred saint. We boast our light; but if we look not wisely on the sun itself, it smites us into darkness. Who can discern those planets that are oft combust, and those stars of brightest magnitude, that rise and set with the sun, until the opposite motion of their orbs bring them to such a place in the firmament, where they may be seen morning or evening? The light which we have gained was given us, not to be ever staring on, but by ...
— A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory • Albert Taylor Bledsoe



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