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One of the stars in the constellation of the Pleiades is said to have disappeared.

Commodore Dallas's pennant was flying in the Constellation when I joined her.

I knew that constellation, for by it one of the men had taught me to find the pole-star.

It is about the other title of this constellation, "Great Bear."

Beta Cephei is a variable star in the Constellation Cepheus.

I 'd certainly not face such a constellation as the three of them.

The fall of the foremast ended the battle for the "Constellation."

The native Australians called this constellation "The Boomerang."

This constellation is said to have been an object of worship in Phœnicia.

A view of this constellation through an opera-glass will repay the observer.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French constellacion "constellation, conjuncture (of planets)," from Late Latin constellationem (nominative constellatio) "set with stars," from constellatus, from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + past participle of stellare "to shine," from stella "star" (see star). Originally in astrology, of position of planets ("stars") in regard to one another on a given day, usually one's birth day, as a determination of one's character. "I folwed ay myn inclinacioun/By vertu of my constillacioun" (Chaucer, "Wife's Prologue," c.1386). Modern astronomical sense is from 1550s.

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