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.

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  • 'Galatea' - early, large-flowered, tall and graceful.

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  • (N. Katherine Hayles, The Posthuman Body: Inscription and Incorporation in Galatea 2.2 and Snow Crush)

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  • Galatea, which is to remain in Seleukus's town house.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • If anybody wants to read "Galatea" in the meantime, let me know....

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2004-09-01


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