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 for Falling star
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shooting \Shoot"ing\, a.
     Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.
     [1913 Webster]
     Shooting board (Joinery), a fixture used in planing or
        shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane
        is guided and the board held true.
     Shooting box, a small house in the country for use in the
        shooting season. --Prof. Wilson.
     Shooting gallery, a range, usually covered, with targets
        for practice with firearms.
     Shooting iron, a firearm. [Slang, U.S.]
     Shooting star.
     (a) (Astron.) A starlike, luminous meteor, that, appearing
         suddenly, darts quickly across some portion of the sky,
         and then as suddenly disappears, leaving sometimes, for a
         few seconds, a luminous train, -- called also falling
     Note: Shooting stars are small cosmical bodies which
           encounter the earth in its annual revolution, and which
           become visible by coming with planetary velocity into
           the upper regions of the atmosphere. At certain
           periods, as on the 13th of November and 10th of August,
           they appear for a few hours in great numbers,
           apparently diverging from some point in the heavens,
           such displays being known as meteoric showers, or star
           showers. These bodies, before encountering the earth,
           were moving in orbits closely allied to the orbits of
           comets. See Leonids, Perseids.
     (b) (Bot.) The American cowslip ({Dodecatheon Meadia). See
         under Cowslip.
     Shooting stick (Print.), a tapering piece of wood or iron,
        used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Falling \Fall"ing\, a. & n.
     from Fall, v. i.
     [1913 Webster]
     Falling away, Falling off, etc. See To fall away, To
        fall off, etc., under Fall, v. i.
     Falling band, the plain, broad, linen collar turning down
        over the doublet, worn in the early part of the 17th
     Falling sickness (Med.), epilepsy. --Shak.
     Falling star. (Astron.) See Shooting star.
     Falling stone, a stone falling through the atmosphere; a
        meteorite; an a["e]rolite.
     Falling tide, the ebb tide.
     Falling weather, a rainy season. [Colloq.] --Bartlett.
        [1913 Webster]

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