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Sagittarius

noun
1.
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius.  Synonym: Archer.
2.
A large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus.
3.
The ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21.  Synonyms: Archer, Sagittarius the Archer.
4.
Type genus of the Sagittariidae.  Synonym: genus Sagittarius.



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"Sagittarius" Quotes from Famous Books



... follow still thy calling there. To thee the Bull will lend his hide, By Phoebus newly tann'd and dry'd; For thee they Argo's hulk will tax, And scrape her pitchy sides for wax: Then Ariadne kindly lends Her braided hair to make thee ends; The points of Sagittarius' dart Turns to an awl by heavenly art; And Vulcan, wheedled by his wife, Will forge for thee a paring-knife. For want of room by Virgo's side, She'll strain a point, and sit[6] astride, To take thee kindly in between; And then the Signs will ...
— The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume I (of 2) • Jonathan Swift

... in the zone of palms must retain a pleasing impression of the mild radiance with which the zodiacal light, shooting pyramidally upward, illumines a part of the uniform length of tropical nights. I have seen it shine with an intensity of light equal to the milky way in Sagittarius, and that not only in the rare and dry atmosphere of the summits of the Andes, at an elevation of from thirteen to fifteen thousand feet, but even on the boundless grassy plains, the Illanos of Venezuela, and on the sea-shore, beneath the ever-clear ...
— COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 • Alexander von Humboldt



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