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Tellus

[tel-uh s] /ˈtɛl əs/
noun
1.
an ancient Roman goddess of the earth, marriage, and fertility, identified with the Greek goddess Gaea.
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  • I am sure 98 Mars, Mercury, and Tellus are equally prone to this weakness.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • There--this plate is looking back, or down, at Tellus; this other one is looking ahead.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • They'll do--about as fine a couple of kids as old Tellus ever produced.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • But say, we've got a lot of power on our ultra-wave: enough to reach Tellus, I think.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • Should've remembered Tellus isn't Hodell; the tri-di's setting up!

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • This is home to them, and just to look at Tellus would give them the pip.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • And it's some atmosphere—not like the thin layer we've got on Tellus.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • It's a sweet system—we'll have to rig up one between Tellus and the moon.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • We are alive and well, and will be able to return to Tellus eventually.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • Every son of Tellus was included in it, as were also very many of the daughters.

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for Tellus

Tellus

/ˈtɛləs/
noun
1.
the Roman goddess of the earth; protectress of marriage, fertility, and the dead
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