from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Sirens, who threw herself into the sea, in despair at not being able to beguile Ulysses by her songs.
  • n. One of the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, discovered by M. de Gasparis in 1850.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The 11th planetoid, discovered by De Gasparis, at Naples, in 1850.
  • n. In zoology, a generic name variously used.


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  • I mean then to state what, according to my notion are bad ingredients in composition and first, Inversion of Sentences, which may be instanced by recurring to a line in the Rehearsal, by the Duke of Buckingham, 'And me her dear parthenope she calls' now when this is rendered into plain English it is — 'And she calls me her dear Parthenope'.

    Letter 94


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