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Great Bear

noun, Astronomy.
the constellation Ursa Major. Unabridged
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  • Now that his end was accomplished, the Great Bear had turned bull.

    Destiny Charles Neville Buck
  • He would see his tribe wise as the fox and brave as the Great Bear.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • After this, he passed to the nocturnal heavens, and became the constellation of the Great Bear.

    American Hero-Myths Daniel G. Brinton
  • "As to that, Bengal is more come-at-able than the Great Bear," said he, laughing.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • They are not slender like the footprints of the Great Bear, but broad as well as long.

    The Masters of the Peaks Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The Great Bear is also to be remembered as the Pointers for another reason.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Whenever he heard news of game, even if it were a Great Bear, he had only to go out after it, and he never failed to kill it.

  • These stars are situated in the right hind foot of the Great Bear.

    A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott
  • We again look first for the Great Bear, now near the zenith, and thence find the Pole-star.

    Half-hours with the Telescope Richard A. Proctor
British Dictionary definitions for Great Bear

Great Bear

the Great Bear, the English name for Ursa Major
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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