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Little Bear   /lˈɪtəl bɛr/   Listen
Little Bear

A constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star.  Synonym: Ursa Minor.

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"Little Bear" Quotes from Famous Books

... common-sense made her laugh a little, and she owned he might be right. "It is a good lesson against my love of being first. But indeed it is difficult—papa can so little bear to be harassed." ...
— The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations • Charlotte Yonge

... must be chosen rather with a view to fitness than to fashion. "Sets" are no more. How stereotyped and assertive they were, and undecorative! Bed, dresser, and washstand, forcibly recalling to one the big bear, middle-sized bear, and little bear of nursery lore, were clumsy and heavy and bad, even in hardwood; but when they were simply stained imitations of the real thing, and ornate with wooden knobs, machine carving, and ungraceful lines, they were truly unspeakable. ...
— The Complete Home • Various

... Little Bear Island was the last one before the entrance to Big Bay, and when the launch passed that, either the wind had changed, or Tom, at the engine and Jerry-Jo at the sail, had lost nerve and head, for the boat became unmanageable. Sandy, keeping to the exact middle of the boat, called ...
— The Place Beyond the Winds • Harriet T. Comstock

Words linked to "Little Bear" :   polar star, pole star, Little Dipper, dipper, constellation, Polaris, polestar, North Star

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