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  • Land of the Not-So-Calm learnalilgivinanlovin look left of the pleiades

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  • Working at her country house near Leningrad she carried out the biometric analysis of vegetative and generative parts of various plants and discovered the so-called “correlative pleiades.”

    Raissa L���vovna Berg.

  • In 1954 Berg was appointed assistant professor in the Leningrad University Department of Darwinism, where she lectured on Darwinism and Evolutionary Genetics and continued to study the correlative pleiades in plants.

    Raissa L���vovna Berg.

  • What is it but your duty to hasten to take your place in the succession of pleiades that rise from generation to generation?

    Two Poets

  • He was one of those who contributed most to bring all created work, pictures, statues, books, building under the single standard of Art. He had begun his career by committing a volume of verse, which won him a place in the pleiades of living poets; among these verses was a nebulous poem that was greatly admired.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • It has been computed, that all the celestial orbs perceived by the unassisted eye (which on a clear night never exceed 1,000,) do not form the 80,000 part of those which may be descried by the help of a telescope, through which they appear prodigiously increased in number; seventy stars have been counted in the constellation of the _pleiades_, and no fewer than 2,000 in that of _Orion_.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 267, August 4, 1827

  • General Porfirio Diaz has been wise and fortunate, and has been able to surround his administration with the talented men of his time -- _una pleiade incontable de hombres conspicuos_, to quote from a Mexican description of his colleagues -- "an innumerable pleiades of conspicuous men!" in their own grandiloquent phrases.

    Mexico Its Ancient and Modern Civilisation, History, Political Conditions, Topography, Natural Resources, Industries and General Development

  • I confess I was rather disappointed; I thought that this pleiades of brilliant minds would surely overcome me to such a degree that I should not sleep for weeks.

    In the Courts of Memory, 1858 1875; from Contemporary Letters

  • Night after night she gazed upon the pleiades, singling out Alcyone, the brilliant central sun of the mighty astral system, whose light met her eager eyes after the long travel of five hundred and thirty-seven years; and, following in the footsteps of the great speculator, she tried to grasp the result, that the period of one revolution of our sun and system around that glittering centre was eighteen million two hundred thousand years.

    Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice

  • The pleiades and other constellations, and single stars were also deified; the rainbow and the lightning were sun servants, the elements, the sun's offspring.

    Folk Lore Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century

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  • Thanks--fixed! What happened? I don't know. I assume it's there, but visible only with a telescope.

    October 14, 2008

  • Psst… shouldn't that be "The largest is of the third magnitude"?

    Btw, what happened to the seventh of the set?

    October 14, 2008

  • "... in astronomy, an assemblage of seven stars in the neck of the constellation Taurus, the bull, although there are only six of them visible to the naked eye. The largest is of the third magnitude, and named Lucida Pleiadum."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 348

    October 14, 2008