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Lesser Bear

noun, Astronomy.
1.
the constellation Ursa Minor.
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  • There are a good many stars common to the Lesser Bear and to Cepheus.

  • Ursa Minor, the Lesser Bear, an inconspicuous constellation, the pole-star forming the tip of the tail.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • In the time of Alexander, the Lesser Bear was not observed to set for either of these latitudes.

  • In the constellation Cynosure, usually called the Lesser Bear, is the pole-star, to which very many eyes are directed.

    Minor Poems by Milton John Milton

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