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Mira

[mahy-ruh] /ˈmaɪ rə/
noun
1.
Astronomy. the first long-period pulsating variable star to be discovered, with a period averaging 331 days. It is a red giant and a component of a binary star in the constellation Cetus.
2.
a female given name.
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  • Matters having quieted down after the supper-table eruption, Aunt 'Mira got her sewing basket and Janice her text-books.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • Mira was sulking, and as a consequence the planets were freezing.

    The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell
  • Davies could return it when Uncle Sam resumed payment, and so Mira had been provided with a check-book and taught its use.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • It's not possible that that miserable little prig is my poor Mira's girl.

  • Immediately above Mira is the star α Piscium at the knot of the Fishes' connecting band.

    Half-hours with the Telescope Richard A. Proctor

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