from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The satellite of Uranus that is 17th in distance from the planet.

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  • proper n. A natural satellite of the planet Uranus


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Sycorax, witch who is the mother of Caliban in The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

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Named after Caliban's mother in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.


  • Brathwaite’s output during the eighties and early nineties engaged something he called the Sycorax mode of writing — an aesthetic that combines bit-map fonts, a complex of typological accidents and inventions, and hints of concrete verse, combined with a greater and greater shift towards a sometimes invented Caribbean “creole” or “patwa” to produce dense, intellectually challenging, emotionally raw and complex, works that blurred the line between history, memoir, poetics and theoretical texts.

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  • Checking off the Baroque boxes, "The Enchanted Island" lurched from jolly, frothy coloratura for Ariel (soprano Danielle de Niese) to a revenge aria for Sycorax (mezzo Joyce DiDonato), and laments for Demetrius (tenor Paul Appleby) and Helena (soprano Layla Claire).

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  • I'm thinking, for example, of "Bad Wolf", where his decisions in "The Long Game" set up a situation worse than what he fixed; or "The Stolen Earth", when Harriet Jones points out that she was right to destroy the Sycorax ship.

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  • Those who follow Dr. Who would remember Harriet Jones who became the Prime Minister and had ordered Torchwood to shoot the retreating Sycorax ship during their attempted invasion.

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  • Di Donato has an opportunity to exhibit fireworks as Caliban's aggrieved mother, Sycorax.

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  • The cast includes starry names including Plácido Domingo as Neptune and Joyce DiDonato as the sorceress Sycorax.

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  • If Barrowman doesn't fancy the love scenes with women, could we not see him get it on with a Sycorax or something?

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  • The final section of each book has a short story, the two by Rayner being decidedly ordinary (the one in the Rose book is tediously educational on philately), but the two by Cole much better - his story at the end of the Sycorax book retells The Christmas Invasion from the monster's point of view, which is a welcome shift of perspective and carried off smoothly.

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  • But then with "The Shakespeare Code", the Doctor mentioned the Sycorax in front of the Bard, who decided to steal it for himself to use as he would do in "The Tempest".


  • Then there was the introduction of the alien invaders known as the Sycorax.



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