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  • You know, or perhaps you don't know, that, a little time back, papa bought a ship, put a captain and crew of his own in it, and began to employ it in his favourite 'Via Lactea' of speculations.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • ] [Footnote 31: Snow-storms from the Northwest.] [Footnote 32: The Ojibways, like the Dakotas, call the Via Lactea

    Indian Legends of Minnesota

  • Nearly unnoticed by billions of whitewashed eyes, in sublime magnitude 'experimentum mundi', namely, the cosmic experiment world, Pacha Mama, life, all are taking place here at the edge of the galaxy called the Via Lactea.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Venezuela: The Principle of Hope Against Global United States Military Bases

  • The stars brightened their crowns till _Via Lactea_ shone a highway of silver dust or as the shadow of that primeval river rolling across the blue champaign of heaven.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • [Footnote 1: The Via Lactea, or “Milky Way,” had long been supposed to consist of a nebulous, vague, luminous matter, but Herschel showed that it was really made up of stars and systems of stars.]

    The Story of the Herschels

  • Her cheeks had lost for ever that firm contour which had been drawn by the vigorous hand of youth, and the masses of hair that were once darkness visible had become touched here and there by a faint grey haze, like the Via Lactea in a midnight sky.

    Two on a Tower

  • It is brighter to-night, -- looks like another _Via Lactea_, -- with points breaking through it like stars in a nebula.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • In some instances he has given his word only, and demanded our faith; while on other momentous subjects, instead of bestowing full revelation, like the Via Lactea, he has furnished a glimpse only, through either the medium of inspiration, or by the exercise of those rational faculties with which he has endowed us.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

  • The clusters were found in new images from the VISTA telescope that were part of the Vista Variables in the Via Lactea survey.

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  • In some instances he has given his _word_ only, and demanded our _faith_; while on other momentous subjects, instead of bestowing full revelation, like the _Via Lactea_, he has furnished a glimpse only, through either the medium of inspiration, or by the exercise of those rational faculties with which he has endowed us.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey

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  • Via Lactea (Latin) = Milky Way. Via is a feminine noun and lactea is a feminine adjective.

    October 22, 2012