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  • "... in astronomy, the name of a star of the first magnitude, situated in the heart of the scorpion. This being one of the stars in the moon's path, its distance from that planet is calculated for every three hours of apparent time at Greenwich, and set down in the Nautical Ephemeris...."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 18

    October 13, 2008