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[ar-ee-an; French a-ryan]
  1. Rocketry. a French-built, three-stage, liquid-propellant rocket for launching satellites into orbit around the earth.
  2. a female given name, French form of Ariadne.
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  • Had it been written in compunction for Ariane aux bords laisse?

    Adrienne Toner

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • The wives are adorning them-761-selves with the help of Ariane.

  • But to the astonishment of all Ariane bandages his wounds and the others help her.

  • You will perhaps observe that I have said nothing about Ariane.

    My Recollections

    Jules Massenet

  • Later on I found him the same invaluable collaborator when Ariane was put on at the Opra.

    My Recollections

    Jules Massenet