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1) Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, [Lat.,=the great bear; the little bear], two conspicuous northern constellations. Known to many peoples from ancient times, these constellations...

2) Ursa. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Ursa, village (1990 pop. 506), Adams co., W central Ill., 9 mi/14.5 km N of Quincy; 40°04'N 91°22'W. Grain, soybeans; livestock; dairying. Mfg. of plastic prods.,...

3) Ursa Major. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...his protection. Homer calls it Arktos the bear, and Hamaxa the waggon. The Romans called it Ursa the bear, and Septemtrio n s the seven ploughing oxen; whence "Septentriona...

4) Ursa Major. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...seven stars that form the Big Dipper. Also called Great Bear. Middle English, from Latin Ursa Mior : ursa, bear + mior, comparative of magnus, great....

5) Ursa Minor. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...a ladle with Polaris at the tip of its handle. Also called Little Bear. From Late Latin minor Ursa : minor, lesser + ursa, bear....

6) Ursa Minor. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Ursa Minor The Little Bear or Little Dipper; the constellation that contains the North Star (Polaris). 1...

7) Ursa Major. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Ursa Major (UR-suh) A constellation; the Great Bear. (See Big Dipper.) 1...

8) Ursa Minor. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Also called Cynosu ra, or "Dog s tail," from its circular sweep. The pole star is a in the tail. (See CYNOSURE.) 1 St. Ursula and the eleven thousand virgin martyrs....

9) Northern Wagoner (The). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Ursa Major, called "Charles s wain," or wagon. The constellation contains seven large stars. "King Charles s Wain" is absurd. "Charles' Wain" is a blunder for the...

10) Little Dipper. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Little Dipper, familiar configuration of stars in the constellation Ursa Minor (see Ursa Major and Ursa Minor)....

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