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  • proper noun astronomy, demonym Plural form of Pleiad.

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Examples

  • When Pleiads and the Fishes show in sky the rise I watch,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • One was gushing with milk, one with wine, while the third flowed with fragrant oil; and the fourth ran with water, which grew warm at the setting of the Pleiads, and in turn at their rising bubbled forth from the hollow rock, cold as crystal.

    The Argonautica

  • Sirius, still shooting o'er the zenith on his way near the Pleiads 'sevenfold track.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • I have translated “Anwá” by Pleiads; but it means the setting of one star and simultaneous rising of another foreshowing rain.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Sirius, still shooting o'er the zenith on his way near the Pleiads 'sevenfold track.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • Whose watch is it? who relieves me? night's earlier stars are on the wane, and the seven Pleiads mount the sky; athwart the firmament the eagle floats.

    Rhesus

  • Ye feathered birds with necks outstretched, comrades of the racing clouds, on on! till ye reach the Pleiads in their central station and Orion, lord of the night; and as ye settle on Eurotas 'banks proclaim the glad tidings that Menelaus hath sacked the city of Dardanus, and will soon be home.

    Helen

  • Ye feathered birds with necks outstretched, comrades of the racing clouds, on on! till ye reach the Pleiads in their central station and Orion, lord of the night; and as ye settle on Eurotas 'banks proclaim the glad tidings that Menelaus hath sacked the city of Dardanus, and will soon be home.

    Helen

  • Whose watch is it? who relieves me? night's earlier stars are on the wane, and the seven Pleiads mount the sky; athwart the firmament the eagle floats.

    Rhesus

  • I happened to spend the night in a garden with one of my friends and we found it to be a pleasant cheerful place with heart-ravishing entangled trees; its ground seemed to be paved with small glass beads whilst, from its vines, bunches like the Pleiads were suspended.

    The Gulistan of Sa'di

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