from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See cynosure.


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  • Wind-eggs that are called by some cynosura and uria are produced chiefly in summer.

    The History of Animals

  • Salome's reputation as a brilliant belle had become extended since Irene's long seclusion, yet to-night, on the reappearance of the latter, it was apparent to even the most obtuse that she resumed her sway -- the matchless cynosura of that social system.

    Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice

  • (Donne) ‘phantasm’; ‘magnes’ (Gabriel Harvey) ‘magnet’; ‘cynosura

    English Past and Present

  • (_cynosura quaedam_), and they must be always referred to in all cases, for they are universal, not empirical or merely inductive (_falsa regula pejor est quam nulla_).

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic


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