Definition of Coalsack

1. n. Any one of the spaces in the Milky Way which are very black, owing to the nearly complete absence of stars; esp., the large space near the Southern Cross sometimes called the Black Magellanic Cloud.



Definition of Coalsack

1. a dark region of the Milky Way [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coalsack

coalizing
coalless
coallies
coallike
coally
coalman
coalmen
coalmice
coalmine
coalmines
coalmouse
coalpit
coalpits
coals
coals to Newcastle
coalsack (current term)
coalsacks
coalshed
coalsheds
coaltar
coaltars
coalworks
coaly
coalyard
coalyards
coaming
coamings
coamplified
coanalytic
coanchor

Literary usage of Coalsack

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Nevertheless it is already apparent that the fossils from coalsack Bluff represent ... At coalsack Bluff there is a reasonably abundant tetrapod "fauna" of ..."

2. The Student, and Intellectual Observer (1869)
"After this it immediately expands into a broad and bright mass." Still more remarkable and significant is the fact that the coalsack lies " in ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1866)
"... she must confess, for it did hurt her poor fingers so,”—hero she held up a dish-cloth rather rougher than a coalsack; which she had stolen cleverly from ..."

4. Problems in Astrophysics by Agnes Mary Clerke (1903)
"The true coalsack, then, has not yet been photographed, and we are ignorant of the precise form which it will take upon the sensitive plate. ..."

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