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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leonid  \Le"o*nid\  (l[=e]"[-o]*n[i^]d),  n.  [From  {Leo}:  cf  F. 
  l['e]onides,  pl.]  (Astron.) 
  One  of  the  shooting  stars  which  constitute  the  star  shower 
  that  recurs  near  the  fourteenth  of  November  at  intervals  of 
  about  thirty-three  years;  --  so  called  because  these  shooting 
  stars  appear  on  the  heavens  to  move  in  lines  directed  from 
  the  constellation  Leo. 




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