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Capricorn   /kˈæprəkɔrn/   Listen
Capricorn

noun
1.
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn.  Synonym: Goat.
2.
A faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius.  Synonym: Capricornus.
3.
The tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19.  Synonyms: Capricorn the Goat, Goat.



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"Capricorn" Quotes from Famous Books



... which you speak is no other than the second in this group, named Mas a Fuera. As for the other, that San Ambrosio which you think so near, if it has not become a floating island since my last voyage, if it is still where I left it, under the Tropic of Capricorn, to reach it will not be so trifling a matter; besides, your little bottle must be a bottle of ink. There is here confusion of place and confusion of time; not only is Mas a Fuera not San Ambrosio but this latter island, far from ...
— The Solitary of Juan Fernandez, or The Real Robinson Crusoe • Joseph Xavier Saintine

... towards the north pole. It is placed in the latitude of 23 deg. 30 min. Here we were baptized a second time, as before. The French always perform this ceremony at the tropic of Cancer, as also under the tropic of Capricorn. In this part of the world we had very favourable weather, at which we were very glad, because of our great want of water; for that element is so scarce with us, that we were stinted to two half pints a man ...
— The Pirates of Panama • A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin

... destroyed, the different parts of the whole body are straight-way discerned, no part being concealed. They change their clothes for different ones four times in the year, that is when the sun enters respectively the constellations Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, and according to the circumstances and necessity as decided by the officer of health. The keepers of clothes for the different rings are wont to distribute them, and it is marvellous that they have at the same time as many garments as there is need for, some ...
— Ideal Commonwealths • Various

... dressing-rooms. A ground glass ceiling diffused a gay rosy light over the marble floor. The first thing I noticed was a clock, fastened to the wall. In place of the figures for the hours, were the signs of the Zodiac. The small hand had not yet reached the sign of Capricorn. ...
— Atlantida • Pierre Benoit



Words linked to "Capricorn" :   soul, someone, sign of the zodiac, person, somebody, constellation, star divination, mortal, sign, house, individual, star sign, astrology, mansion, zodiac, planetary house



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