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Cassiopeia

noun
1.
(Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.
2.
A W-shaped constellation in the northern hemisphere near Polaris.






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"Cassiopeia" Quotes from Famous Books



... when near Cassiopeia, a star of the first magnitude, most lustrous in the North, grew lurid as a fire, then dim as ashes, and went out. Now, its place is a blank. A vast world, with all its continents, say the astronomers, blazing over the heads of our fathers; while in Mardi were merry-makings, and maidens given in ...
— Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2) • Herman Melville



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