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  • proper n. : A former constellation of the southern sky, said to represent the mythical ship Argo. In 1763, it was divided into the three new constellations: Carina (keel), Puppis (stern), and Vela (sail).


From Latin Argo nāvis, the mythical "ship Argo" (Wiktionary)


  • The south polar star is a small one marked [symbol] in that part of the large constellation of Argo Navis which is termed Carnia.

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story

  • Another remarkable star is Eta Argus, which is surrounded by the great nebula in the constellation Argo Navis.

    The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

  • On to stately Argo Navis rearing diamond spars on high,

    Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

  • * The Perseus Books Group is starting Argo Navis for e-publishers, offering the authors an unusual 70 percent cut of the revenue.

  • In an effort to solve the problem of how to help readers discover e-books without print counterparts on tables in bookstores, Argo Navis will provide basic marketing services, like placing product pages on retailer Web sites.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Curtis Brown Ltd., which represents Karen Armstrong and Jim Collins, is also close to signing an agreement to make Argo Navis available to their authors.

    NYT > Home Page

  • He emphasized that while Argo Navis provided distribution and marketing services, the author remained the publisher.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Argo Navis will provide primarily distribution and marketing services, "like placing product pages on retailer Web sites," the NYT reports, with beefed-up marketing services available for an extra charge.


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