Zubeneschamali love


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  • proper noun astronomy The brightest star in the constellation Libra; beta (β) Librae.


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Arabic الزبن الشمالية (al-zuban al-shamaaliyya(t), "the northern claw").


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  • But the most difficult of all, either to find or say, this one in Libra, Zubeneschamali.


  • He was a taskmaster, really, but the students indulged him because of what he had done when alone among his [726] stars; also, he made the work fun, for he told them of how Randy Claggett had massacred the heavens, and whole generations of students at Fremont State came to believe that the North Star lay in Ursula Minor and that the proper names of Betelgeuse and Zubeneschamali were Beetle Juice and Reuben Smiley.


  • Zubeneschamali ` The Northern Claw '(of the Scorpion).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 3

  • The Big Dipper became Ursula Major, Zubeneschamali was Reuben Smiley, and the important navigational star Nunki became Nooki.



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