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  • n. Plural form of argonaut.

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  • It is possible that in the future these modern "argonauts" will be seeking the golden fleeces of the sea in wrecks, in golden sands like the beaches of Nome, and that these amphibious boats will be ready along all the dangerous coasts to rush to the rescue of noble ships and wrest them from the clutches of the cruel sea.

    Stories of Inventors The Adventures of Inventors and Engineers

  • I guess I'm just another fool chasing a mythological golden fleece, "The newspapers had taken to calling the gold rush prospectors" argonauts "after the legendary Greek heroes.

    Gabriel's Lady

  • Together they leaned over Ralph as if they found him in the woods, a lame creature, open to the mystic science of grade school argonauts.

    The Strangler

  • By the fourth day, the hundred boats had increased to three hundred, and the two thousand argonauts on board knew that the great gale heralded the freeze-up of Le Barge.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • Inside the mouth of the river, just ere it entered Lake Le Barge, they found a hundred storm-bound boats of the argonauts.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • Charles was for beaching for the night, but Liverpool held on, steering down Tagish by the sound of the surf on the shoals and by the occasional shore-fires that advertised wrecked or timid argonauts.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • The miner nearest him tugged vigorously at a revolver which had jammed in its shiny leather holster, while his brother argonauts, laughing, waited the outcome.

    CHAPTER I

  • Percy Cuthfert's evil star must have been in the ascendant, for he, too, joined this company of argonauts.

    In a Far Country

  • TNR — the rantings and ravings of countless screaming argonauts.

    Matthew Yglesias » TNR-TMBG Convergence

  • There are necklaces of gold papyrus blooms, rosettes, and argonauts, and polished amethyst, carnelian, and sardonyx beads.

    Minoans in Manhattan

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  • From the 1930s until the 1960s, the Australian Broadcasting Commission broadcast a daily children's show "The Argonauts". It was also a radio club: each member had a number and was allocated to a ship in Jason's fleet (the membership records are now lost). It was hugely popular and influenced a whole generation of Australians.

    April 26, 2008