Entry: spangle (n.)
In context: "They could feel the remains of the U.S.A. Sonora's Desert's heat rising past them into the clotted spangle of stars that were above them."
Definition: b. transf. A star.
partially in the sense of
a. A condensed particle reflecting light, as of hoar-frost, snow, or dew.
SNOOT score: 1
Source: Oxford English Dictionary