from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cynosure.
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Wind-eggs that are called by some cynosura and uria are produced chiefly in summer.
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.
(Donne) ‘phantasm’; ‘magnes’ (Gabriel Harvey) ‘magnet’; ‘cynosura’
(_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_).