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  • n. A Roman coin worth one sixth of an as.

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Latin.

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  • "The sextant, in astronomy, is a new constellation placed across the equator, but on the south side of the ecliptic, and by Hevelius made up of some unformed stars, or such as were not included in any of the 48 old constellations. In the Britannic catalogue it contains 41 stars."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 449

    October 13, 2008