Comet, n. An excuse for being out late at night and going home drunk in the morning.
(Only by) the good influence of our conduct may we bring salvation in human affairs; or like a fatal comet we may bring destruction in our train.
Damn the Solar System. Bad light; planets too distant; pestered with comets; feeble contrivance; could make a better myself.
A learned woman is thought to be a comet, that bodes mischief whenever it appears.