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Charles's Wain   Listen
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Charles's Wain  n.  (Astron.) The group of seven stars, commonly called the Big Dipper, in the constellation Ursa Major, or Great Bear. See Ursa major, under Ursa. Note: The name is sometimes also applied to the Constellation.






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"Charles's Wain" Quotes from Famous Books



... of thinking of sleep either. His room was cold, but he was oppressed by heat. He opened both the movable panes in his window and sat down to the table opposite the open panes. Over the snow-covered roofs could be seen a decorated cross with chains, and above it the rising triangle of Charles's Wain with the yellowish light of Capella. He gazed at the cross, then at the stars, drank in the fresh freezing air that flowed evenly into the room, and followed as though in a dream the images and memories that rose in his imagination. At four o'clock he heard steps in the ...
— Anna Karenina • Leo Tolstoy



Words linked to "Charles's Wain" :   asterism, big dipper, plough, Ursa Major, dipper, wain, Great Bear



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