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of or like the dawn.
pertaining to the or .
Historical Examples

The Burneys, however, can do no more for us than shed that auroral dew.
The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various

Color said to have been the same as that of the auroral glow in the north.
The Book of the Damned Charles Fort

Evidently during his sleep; for he did not see it on returning from his auroral promenade.
Tartarin On The Alps Alphonse Daudet

You are all colour of dawn, auroral, colour of tender fires.
Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett

At Tasiusak the auroral curtain after reaching the zenith usually retired in the direction from which it had come.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various

Of this pleasant, indistinct promise that auroral cloud seemed somehow the omen or symbol, and watching it he fell asleep again.
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880 Various

Paula was exceptionally gifted with this auroral cheer which starts the day so brightly.
The Sword of Damocles Anna Katharine Green

These researches naturally led to some speculation about the conditions under which auroral phenomena may occur.
Scientific American Supplement No. 275 Various

Kedzie was girlish against an auroral sky; she was rather illumined than dressed in silk.
We Can’t Have Everything Rupert Hughes

It was dark, the stars and the tints of the auroral lights were barely distinguishable through the mass of foliage overhead.
Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings


1550s, “pertaining to dawn,” from aurora + -al (1). Meaning “of the color of dawn” is from 1827; “of the aurora” from 1828.


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