DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Compare Stars and Bars.
Origin of Southern Cross
1690–1700, for def 1
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British Dictionary definitions for southern cross
a small conspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere lying in the Milky Way near Centaurus. The four brightest stars form a cross, the longer arm of which points to the south celestial poleFormal names: Crux, Crux Australis
Australian the flag flown at the Eureka Stockade
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Scientific definitions for southern cross
[ sŭð′ərn ]
A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus.
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