from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A maiden who was originally a statue carved by Pygmalion and who was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to the sculptor's pleas.
- n. The satellite of Neptune that is fourth in distance from the planet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of striped cotton fabric, usually of superior quality and striped with blue or red on white.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology, a name variously applied.
- n. [lowercase] A cotton material, striped blue and white.
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- n. (Greek mythology) a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayers
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When I saw that someone by that name had just released a game called Galatea, I knew immediately that it would be very good, and very clever.
'Galatea' - early, large-flowered, tall and graceful.
(N. Katherine Hayles, The Posthuman Body: Inscription and Incorporation in Galatea 2.2 and Snow Crush)
Galatea, which is to remain in Seleukus's town house.
An Italian navy ship, the Galatea, which is equipped with a sophisticated undersea radar system, has been sent to the area to help search for bodies.
Otherwise known as Galatea, this SPA chair abounds with a whole lot of features including Internet connectivity, electronic books support, TV and audio playback among others, where you will be able to control those via voice commands.
So this is just to say, to avoid mix-up, if I receive a book addressed just to me without reference to "Galatea" or "Galatea Resurrects," I usually assume it's sent for my personal library.
I've been trying to write ten crits this week, to get "Galatea" bumped to the top of the critters' list.
If anybody wants to read "Galatea" in the meantime, let me know....
As many of you know, my latest short story, "Galatea" is about the early development of my recurring character and alter-ego, Quinn Taylor: career woman, adult genomorph survivor, professional assassin.