What does the word phosphorus mean?

Usage examples for phosphorus

  1. I'll make a kite a hundred feet high, get five miles of rope ready against the next hurricane; and then I'll rub it with phosphorus and fly it. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  2. But as you burn with the intenseness and rapid blaze of heated phosphorus, why should we not make the most of you? – Life of Henry Martyn, Missionary to India and Persia, 1781 to 1812 by Sarah J. Rhea
  3. Then they all together dance 'measures, corantos, and galliards, ' till Phosphorus the day star appears and calls them away- To rest! – The History of London by Walter Besant