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When Devine left Vancouver a week ago, he took up a tin case he keeps the plans and patents of the Canopus in with him.A Damaged Reputation|Harold Bindloss
Canopus blazed high astern, and Fomalhaut below him to the west, as if bidding us a kind farewell.At Last|Charles Kingsley
These are caused by people who are going down from Canopus to sleep at the Temple of Serapis.The Temptation of St. Antony|Gustave Flaubert
There can be little doubt that Canopus, in the southern hemisphere, is a grander sun than Sirius.Astronomy with an Opera-glass|Garrett Putman Serviss
At any rate, the Canopus did not join Cradock, and he steamed without her towards the foe.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
bright southern star, 1550s, ultimately from Greek Kanopos, Kanobos perhaps from Egyptian Kahi Nub "golden earth." The association with "weight" found in the name of the star in some northern tongues may reflect the fact that it never rises far above the horizon in those latitudes. Also the name of a town in ancient lower Egypt (famous for its temple of Serapis), hence canopic jar, canopic vase, which often held the entrails of embalmed bodies (1878).