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Word: eclipse

Definition: darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse


Sentences Containing 'eclipse'

In the`Eclipse's'day the distance between the two ports had become reduced to one thousand and eighty miles; consequently her average speed was a shade under fourteen and three eighths miles per hour.
Therefore the`Eclipse's'was conspicuously the fastest time that has ever been made.
`Why, uncle, that was the``Eclipse.'''
With respect to fleetness, which depends on many bodily characters, Eclipse was far fleeter, and a dray-horse is comparably stronger, than any two natural species belonging to the same genus.
For a minute perhaps I stared aghast at this blackness that was creeping over the day, and then I realized that an eclipse was beginning.
I saw the black central shadow of the eclipse sweeping towards me.

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