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  • n. An old astronomical instrument formed of two cones, on whose surface the constellations were delineated.

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  • n. An old astronomical instrument, formed of two cones, on whose surface the constellations were delineated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An astronomical instrument composed of two cones on the surfaces of which the constellations with their stars are delineated. It was formerly used as a substitute for the celestial globe.

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  • (noun) - (1) An astronomical instrument. Astrologian, one who professes to foretell future events by the aspects and situation of the stars. Formerly, one who understood the motions of the planets without predicting.

    --Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, c.1850

    (2) Astrobolism, sudden paralysis attributed to the malign influence of a planet or star; sunstroke; blasting of planets in the dog-days.

    --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1888

    (3) Astrotheology, theology formed on what is known of the heavenly bodies.

    --Robert Hunter's Encyclopædic Dictionary, 1895

    January 14, 2018