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- proper n. A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a bear. It includes the familiar asterism the Little Dipper and, as part of it, the northern pole star Polaris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the Little Bear, the constellation nearest the north pole. It contains the north star, or polestar, which is situated in the extremity of the tail.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
My co-producer was Robin Livingston, a creative director at a company called Ursa Minor, which is located here in San Rafael.
The name Ursa Minor is from Latin, meaning "little bear".
Astronomers in 4,000 BC, for example, noted that the axis pointed to the handle of the Big Dipper (part of the constellation Ursa Major), not Polaris, which is the end of the handle of the Little Dipper (part of the constellation Ursa Minor).
There's no Orion or Ursa Minor or Cassiopeia where we're going.
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Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book. in fact it was probably the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing houses of Ursa Minor - of which no Earthman had ever heard either.
The other reason was that this device was in fact that most remarkable of all books ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor - The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Inclined though its orbit was, the planetoid had a pole in the same celestial hemisphere as Ursa Minor.
Foreword THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY is the most remarkable, certainly the most successful book ever to come out of the great publishing companies of Ursa Minor.
The Dragon, its tail twisted around Ursa Minor, hung upside down in the sky.
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