Definitions

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

  • n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Columba and Eridanus.

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  • proper n. A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a chisel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Columba and Eridanus

Etymologies

Latin caelum, sculptor's chisel; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named in the 17th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. From Latin caelum ("a chisel") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In one of those distant and deep parts of space is a hidden and beautiful constellation called Caelum.

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  • There are a million things which have influenced him but the thing that strikes me about Giskard, and what I've seen of the rest of his Caelum series, is that they are fundamentally original, humorous, and completely creative.

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  • The fictional universe for this this story is a planet called Caelum (Hooray Latin!).

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  • So far, Giskard the Genius is the only complete Caelum story.

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  • Ironfoundland is an industrial country about the size of the Louisiana Purchase (a strange comparison, but I didn't realize the near perfect correlation until later), and it's where most of the Caelum stories are set.

    Noah Farlee's Giskard the Genius

  • He is fascinated with Steampunk, Clockpunk, and all things similar, and began to work on the universe for Caelum, where Giskard is set, after shelving his early comic project.

    Noah Farlee's Giskard the Genius

  • It's actually possible to walk from the north pole to the south pole on Caelum, but travelling over the Vertiginous Ocean is a much more efficient route between the east andwest, provided you can find a safe means of travel.

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  • So much of what we see coming out of so-called prodigy works is simply a rehashing of other peoples 'fantasy novels; but Noah's Caelum world, and the stories that happen there, seem to be more complex, more unusual.

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  • He put his arm around her as they tiptoed away from Dr. Penshine and Caelum, who were now both sound asleep.

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  • It seems Caelum was ready to come into the world, immediately!

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