Biela's comet
Biela's comet Bie"la's com"et (Astron.) A periodic coment, discovered by Biela in 1826, which revolves around the sun in 6.6 years. The November meteors (Andromedes or Bielids) move in its orbit, and may be fragments of the comet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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