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Gemini

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gemini the third sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about May 21 to June 20
    • n Gemini a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic
    • n Gemini (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Gemini (Astron) A constellation of the zodiac, containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux; also, the third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about May 20th.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Gemini A zodiacal constellation, giving its name to a sign of the zodiac, lying east of Taurus, on the other side of the Milky Way. It represents the two youths Castor and Pollux, sitting side by side. In the heads of the twins respectively are situated the two bright stars which go by their names — Castor to the west, a greenish star intermediate between the first and second magnitudes, and Pollux to the east, a full yellow star of the first magnitude. The sun is in Gemini from about May 20th till about June 21st (the longest day).
    • Gemini (jem′ i-ni, according to the older E. pronunciation of Latin; also, corruptly, jim′ i-ni). [Also written geminy, gemony, jiminy; in the phrase O Gemini, or simply Gemini, i.e., by the Twins, i. e., Castor and Pollux; in E. orig. as an imitation of classical use, to swear by Castor and Pollux being a favorite oath of the Romans.] A word used as a form of mild oath or interjection.
    • Gemini [Also spelled geminy, and sometimes used as a sing. noun.] A pair; specifically, a pair of eyes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Gemini jem′i-nī the twins, a constellation containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., twins, pl. of geminus,; cf. Skr. jmi, related as brother or sister
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., pl. of geminus, twin-born.

Usage

In literature:

O Gemini, you have brought all the blood into my face; I warrant I am as red as a turkey-cock.
"The Double-Dealer" by William Congreve
The Countess Gemini simply nodded without getting up: Isabel could see she was a woman of high fashion.
"The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James
Her description of her aunt had not been incorrect; the Countess Gemini was further than ever from having folded her wings.
"The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James
And, gemini, gossip is like water, and will get in if a crack shows.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
GEMINI, the Twins, two stars in the southern hemisphere named Castor and Pollux; also the name of a sign of the zodiac.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
OR THE HAY MARKET GEMINI.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, August 7, 1841" by Various
O Gemini, you have brought all the blood into my face; I warrant I am as red as a turkey-cock.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Oh, Gemini, how my head aches!
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
Gemini is the house of Mercury.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
The signs are Gemini, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
"How to Read the Crystal" by Sepharial
O Gemini, I shall swoon!
"Our Admirable Betty" by Jeffery Farnol
CONCERNING VIRGO AND GEMINI.
"The Star-Gazers" by George Manville Fenn
Good Heavens Lady how the gemini Did you get here?
"Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends" by John Keats
One can spend a profitable and pleasurable half-hour in exploring the wonders of Gemini.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
Mrs Greaves, unanswered and affronted, was for some minutes silenced; but, presently, rising and calling out, 'Gemini!
"The Wanderer (Volume 1 of 5)" by Fanny Burney
Some happier muse than mine shall wake thy spell, Harp of the West, oh Gemini!
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
Coming up the eastern sky are Orion, Gemini, Sirius, the Lesser Dog.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol IV. No. XX. January, 1852." by Various
Gemini, the Twins, is the third constellation of the Zodiac.
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
The zodiacal sign for May is Gemini, or twins.
"The Foolish Almanak" by Anonymous
Gemini or Castor A house.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In poetry:

The stars are sliding wanton through trees,
The sky is sliding steady over all.
Great Bear to Gemini will lose his place
And Cygnus over world's brink slip + fall.
"Stars Sliding" by Ivor Gurney

In news:

Gemini Vegetarians Rule in ACE's Legally Blonde.
NASA's Amazing Footage of the 1965 Gemini IV Mission.
But for the budding digital DJ, the Gemini First Mix is an easy and fun way to learn the basics and rock your next house party.
Gemini 's GTX Loudspeakers: Merging Value and Sound Quality.
Gemini, a division of GCI Technologies, is pleased to announce the new GTX series of passive loudspeakers.
With over three decades of speaker production under their belts, Gemini has always demonstrated an ability to seamlessly merge value and sound quality.
Gemini from Grapo Technologies Worth A Look at FESPA 2011.
And it won't be Gemini 's twin: Rustic House (1967 N. No phone yet), in the former La Trattoria del Merlo space, will have a quieter ambiance and will be "more of a dining experience," Paskewitz says.
Owner, Gemini Studios Age: 28 Fact: He's an Eagle Scout His take on O.C.
Dorel Purchases Australia's Gemini .
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has acquired the assets of Sydney-based Gemini Bicycles for US $2.2 million.
But no one could have moved fast enough to stop Gemini 's big escape.
Curtis Hanson circling ' Gemini Man'.
Curtis Hanson is negotiating with Disney to direct " Gemini Man," an action thriller that will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Gemini is the first of a fleet of ferries to boost the Bay Area's emergency response capability and expand water transport.
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In science:

The mass fraction appears to increase in galaxies with a circular velocity below about 120 km/s, and spectroscopic observations with Gemini show that some thick disks counter-rotate relative to the main disk of the galaxy (Dalcanton).
Island Universes
Of order a million redshifts are needed, and the most likely surveys to accomplish this ambitious goal appear to be HETDEX using the VIRUS instrument under construction for HET and the wide-field multi-fiber spectrograph KAOS proposed for Gemini.
Galaxy Formation
High-z spectroscopy of SnIa is being carried on 8m class telescopes (Gemini, VLT, Keck).
Accelerating Universe: Observational Status and Theoretical Implications
We use integral field spectroscopy with the Gemini North Telescope to detect probable fluorescent Lyα emission from gas lying close to the luminous QSO PSS 2155+1358 at redshift 4.28.
Fluorescent Lyman-alpha Emission from Gas Near a QSO at Redshift 4.28
The QSO PSS 2155+1358 was observed with the integral field unit of the Gemini Multi-Ob ject Spectrograph (GMOS) on the Gemini North Telescope.
Fluorescent Lyman-alpha Emission from Gas Near a QSO at Redshift 4.28
The data were reduced using the Gemini IRAF (Image Reduction and Analysis) package.
Fluorescent Lyman-alpha Emission from Gas Near a QSO at Redshift 4.28
This subtraction (as performed by the Gemini IRAF package) left a flat residual, probably due to scattered light: this residual was weakly wavelength dependent but differed considerably between the two slits.
Fluorescent Lyman-alpha Emission from Gas Near a QSO at Redshift 4.28
However, these extraordinary capabilities are expensive, and it remains to be seen whether Gemini and Subaru will be able to fund such an ambitious project in these times of financial crisis.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
Our group is pursuing dynamics of mass selected samples at 1
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
The team is now working with ROC to perfect and massproduce the new technology, and to install it on as many of the big telescopes as possible. We hope to start with the Gemini 8m telescopes in Hawaii and Chile operated by the Gemini consortium, of which Australia is a member.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
In this semester we received a total of 24 Gemini proposals, of which 15 were for time on Gemini North or exchange time on Keck or Subaru, and 9 were for time on Gemini South.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
At its latest meeting, ATAC agreed there was merit in having the Magellan proposal deadline one week later than the Gemini proposal deadline, so this will become permanent from Semester 2009B onwards.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
We are grateful to ATAC for recognizing the high visibility and impact that a full-colour Gemini image involving school kids can have in raising the profile of astronomy, and Gemini in particular, within Australia in the IYA.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
The Subaru and Gemini Observatories will be hosting a Joint Subaru/Gemini Science Conference in Kyoto, Japan from 18 – 21 May 2009.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
She has been working on the development and testing of an algorithm to resolve the prevalent issue of atmospheric dispersion in the spectral images observed with the Gemini-GMOS instrument in the IFU mode.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
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