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Scorpio

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Scorpio the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21
    • n Scorpio a large zodiacal constellation between Libra and Sagittarius
    • n Scorpio (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scorpio (Astron) A constellation of the zodiac containing the bright star Antares. It is drawn on the celestial globe in the figure of a scorpion.
    • Scorpio (Zoöl) A scorpion.
    • Scorpio (Astron) The eighth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the twenty-third day of October, marked thus [♏] in almanacs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Scorpio In zoology, a Linnean genus of arachnidans, equivalent to the modern order Scorpionida, used with various restrictions, now the type of the limited family Scorpionidæ. See scorpion.
    • n Scorpio A constellation and the eighth sign of the zodiac, represented by the character ♏. The constellation, which is prominent in early summer in the skies of the southern United States (where the whole of the magnificent tail clears the horizon), contains the firstmagnitude red star Antares and several of the second magnitude. With the Chaldeans and Greeks it extended over one sixth of the planetary circle, the scorpion being represented with exaggerated claws embracing a circular space where Libra is now placed. From this irregularity it may be inferred that the constellation is older than the zodiac, which was formed before 2000 b. c. Libra, though later, is of no small antiquity, since it appears in the Egyptian zodiacs. Its adoption by Julius Cæsar in his calendar made it familiar. Ptolemy, however, though living in Egypt nearly two centuries later, follows Babylonian and Greek astronomers in covering the place of Libra with the scorpion's claws. In designating the stars of this constellation by means of the Greek letters, the genitive Scorpii (from the alternative Latin form scorpius: see scorpion) is used: thus, Antares is a Scorpii.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scorpio a scorpion:
    • n Scorpio (astron.) a constellation and the eighth sign of the zodiac
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. scorpio—Gr. skorpios.

Usage

In literature:

Scorpio, the Scorpion {} November Amethyst.
"Bygone Beliefs" by H. Stanley Redgrove
In consequence of Scorpio being in the sign of Sagittarius.
"The Prophet of Berkeley Square" by Robert Hichens
To get to the Warrambool, the Wurrawilberoo, two dark spots in Scorpio, have to be passed.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
Our Scorpio was known to the Mayas as a sign of the ``Death God.
"Curiosities of the Sky" by Garrett Serviss
Eheu quis intus Scorpio, &c. Seneca Act.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Scorpio is one of the most brilliant and easily traced constellations.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
He enters Scorpio on the 24th at 4 h. 36 min.
"Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 276" by Various
Saturn and Scorpio are not good marital allies.
"An American Suffragette" by Isaac N. Stevens
Is a warm, red star in Scorpio.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
The great coils of Scorpio seemed covered with scintillating scales, so brilliant were the stars.
"The Story of Old Fort Loudon" by Charles Egbert Craddock
It is the last sign of the Water Triplicity, its companion being Cancer and Scorpio.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
The simple identification of somite with somite in Limulus and Scorpio seemed to be threatened by this discovery.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
First 'Virgo,' the celestial virgin of the Zodiac, she became 'Virgo-Scorpio.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
In 393 A. D. a temporary star shone out in the tail of Scorpio.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
But, if there ever was a person born under the malignant sign, Scorpio, it was he.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
A new star of seventh magnitude was found by Pogson on May 28, 1860, in the well-known star cluster known as 80 Messier in Scorpio.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 648, June 2, 1888." by Various
It is in the constellation Scorpio.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
Scorpio rises when Orion sets, and he thinks that the idea of the ancients was that the Scorpion in this way kills the giant Orion.
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
SCORPIO, the scorpion, indicating the state of mind with which he pays them in October.
"The Foolish Almanak" by Anonymous
The Sunne being in {Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorne} the tide hath his course Southeast.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
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In news:

With Saturn going into Scorpio on the 5th, it's likely to signal a time to figure out and remove the obstacles that have been in your path toward success.
A change for the better as the Scorpio sun favors innovative Uranus Friday, the promise of the new in the offing.
Patty Attended Doc B's Scorpio Party: Check Out The Photos.
The Scorpio "March of (Planetary) Heroes" continues with a lot of planets landing up in your sign this month.
' Scorpio Races' is fascinating Irish horse fantasy.
View full size The Scorpio Races, Scholastic, 416 pp.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.
Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series haunted me as I read The Scorpio Races.
Warner Bros Developing ' Scorpio Races' Fantasy (Exclusive).
Friday's Show: If you're a Scorpio, watch out for love.
It's Let It Go Week, Scorpio -- also known as Just Drop It Week.
ECW TV Championship - 2 Cold Scorpio .
Q&A: Thievery Corporation 's Rob Garza DJ headlines Scorpio Shindig on Friday at HumBrews.
Here is more understanding of Scorpio before it's gone.
Scorpio, the sign, deeply influences and transforms all lives on Earth.
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In science:

The first series of our observations of optical spectra of IVS objects was carried out on Aug 24 and 28, 2008, with the BTA 6-m telescope at SAO RAS with the SCORPIO multimode spectrograph in the long-slit mode. The width of the slit was 1"; a CCD matrix EEVCCD42-40 (the size of the chip 2048
Determination of Redshifts for Selected IVS Sources. I
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