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Phoebe

Definitions

  • PHOEBE
    PHOEBE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n phoebe small dun-colored North American flycatcher
    • n Phoebe (Greek mythology) a Titaness who became identified with Artemis as goddess of the Moon
    • n Phoebe the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • fem Phoebe (fē′bē) the moon
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. phoibos, bright, phæin, to shine.

Usage

In literature:

A companion volume to "Marcia Schuyler" and "Phoebe Deane.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
COMMENDATION OF PHOEBE, SALUTATIONS, ETC.
"The New Testament" by Various
Afterwards I identified it as Say's phoebe, a distinctly western species.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Say's Phoebe occurs commonly in Coahuila.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
Honora and Phoebe were glad to be occupied, and Phoebe almost hoped to escape from Rashe.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
You had better tell Phoebe to pack your trunks.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
At an abandoned limestone quarry one spring I discovered the nest of a pair of phoebes.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Gibbon's negro man, and then Phoebe sent me for it.
"The Trial and Execution, for Petit Treason, of Mark and Phillis, Slaves of Capt. John Codman" by Abner Cheney Goodell, Jr.
Young phoebes sometimes become entangled in the horsehairs which are used in the lining of their nest.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Phoebes in a frolic would be a rare sight.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
The fences and wayside apple-trees are lively with kingbirds and phoebes.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
She was Phoebe Wise, and only Phoebe, that afternoon, enjoying to the full the privilege which chance had thrown in her way.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
And Phoebe teaches you?
"Mugby Junction" by Charles Dickens
David cursed Phoebe Snow, and determined that if ever God vouchsafed him a honey-moon it should be upon the clean, fresh ocean.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
Phoebe could have managed it; but Ursula was not Phoebe.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
And the dainty Phoebe bird, and the wren with her few small notes.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
At that school he met his first love, one Phoebe Hawkins, a very sweet, pretty girl, as he recalls her, and, of course, considerably his senior.
"A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs" by Laurence Hutton
Phoebe's Falls, W. Va., settled, 52.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
They desired Phoebe to ask the steward for some tea or coffee.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
Before she reached him he identified Phoebe Carew.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:

Pretty Phoebe Lane and I,
In the soft May weather,
Barefoot down the furrows went
Dropping corn together.
"Dropping Corn" by Maurice Thompson
Titan his faire beames did hide,
Phoebe 'clip'd her silver light:
In my birth my Mother died,
Young and faire in heavie plight.
"The Nimph Dianaes Song" by Bartholomew Young
So I whispered, "Phoebe, dear,
Kiss me"—"Keep on dropping!"
Called her father from the plough;
"There 's no time for stopping!"
"Dropping Corn" by Maurice Thompson
The warm flush deepened on Phoebe's cheek,
And she breathed a low, half-conscious sigh;
Ah, well-a-day! they were happy times,
But he has forgotten, and so must I."
"Phoebe's Wooing" by Horatio Alger Jr
With the same frank, handsome face she knew,
A smile as bright, and an eye as black—
"Phoebe," he said, "I have wandered far;
Are you glad to see your playmate back?"
"Phoebe's Wooing" by Horatio Alger Jr
And Phoebe started, and blushed for shame,
Took up her knitting and dropped it down;
And when her aunt said, "What ails you, child?"
She hastily answered, "Reuben Brown."
"Phoebe's Wooing" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

Georgia Trend names Phoebe among top hospitals in Georgia.
Odessa McDaniel Guthrie, 88, of Albany died Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Phoebe Peterson gets ready to serve.
You may or may not know who Phoebe Snow is, but you've heard her talented voice in many places such as, the theme song of the television show " A Different World".
Also many television commercials, but Phoebe Snow had a voice that was unmistakable.
Phoebe Snow dies at 60.
Phoebe Connelly is a writer and editor in Washington, D.C. 5 Tech Projects From the Obama Campaign's New CTO.
Phoebe Snow, a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter who had a defining hit of the 1970s with "Poetry Man," but then largely dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter, has died.
A Massachusetts district attorney recently filed charges against nine students for allegedly bullying Phoebe Prince to the point that she committed suicide.
Jousting, crowns, hennins featured at Phoebe 's Medieval Festival.
Medieval Day at Phoebe .
Phoebe 's first marriage was to Philip E Tovrea Jr They had one daughter.
Phoebe 's other big hit was "Gone at Last" which she recorded with Paul Simon.
Phoebe Esta Lee, 61, of the Burnsville Community of Anson County, died Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 with her devoted children at her bedside in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
Phoebe Parke Age: 20 Location: London, UK Occupation: Fashion Blogger/Student Style: Urban-Chic Beauty Fave I Can't Live Without: Bourjois 3D Lipgloss Inspired By: Abiola Abrams, FLOTUS Michelle Obama, and my mother.
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In science:

A direct output of the Wilson-Devinney algorithm that underlies PHOEBE is the formal statistical errors associated with each of the fit parameters, as well as a correlation matrix that provides insight into the often complex interdependencies of the parameters.
Near-Infrared Light Curves of the Brown Dwarf Eclipsing Binary 2MASS J05352184-0546085: Can Spots Explain the Temperature Reversal?
In order to explore these parameter correlations and solution degeneracies more carefully, and to thus determine more robust parameter uncertainties, we performed a thorough Monte Carlo sampling of the parameter hyperspace using the PHOEBE code’s scripting capability.
Near-Infrared Light Curves of the Brown Dwarf Eclipsing Binary 2MASS J05352184-0546085: Can Spots Explain the Temperature Reversal?
For the purposes of our modeling, and for simplicity, we placed a small cool spot with this temperature and area at the equator of the primary and allowed PHOEBE to adjust the spot’s longitude to match the phasing of the observed variations (Fig. 3).
Near-Infrared Light Curves of the Brown Dwarf Eclipsing Binary 2MASS J05352184-0546085: Can Spots Explain the Temperature Reversal?
We ran a new light curve solution with PHOEBE, this time including the small spot on the primary as above, in order to check the influence of the spot specifically on the derived temperature ratio.
Near-Infrared Light Curves of the Brown Dwarf Eclipsing Binary 2MASS J05352184-0546085: Can Spots Explain the Temperature Reversal?
Using PHOEBE we performed a final simultaneous fit for the sizes of the spots on both the primary and secondary.
Near-Infrared Light Curves of the Brown Dwarf Eclipsing Binary 2MASS J05352184-0546085: Can Spots Explain the Temperature Reversal?
Here we present an analysis of the apsidal motion of V578 Mon using the state-of-the-art EB modeling software phoebe (Prˇsa & Zwitter 2005), which updates and extends the venerable Wilson-Devinney code (Wilson & Devinney 1971; Wilson 1979).
Apsidal Motion of the Massive, Benchmark Eclipsing Binary V578 Mon
Here we determine ˙ω with the light curve modeling program phoebe using all of the available photometry (Table 1).
Apsidal Motion of the Massive, Benchmark Eclipsing Binary V578 Mon
To further investigate the H2000 eccentricity, we perform a light curve fit within phoebe using only the SAT photometry (the same data used in H2000).
Apsidal Motion of the Massive, Benchmark Eclipsing Binary V578 Mon
This phoebe fit converges to a light curve solution with e = 0.0867, reproducing the e found by H2000.
Apsidal Motion of the Massive, Benchmark Eclipsing Binary V578 Mon
For the eclipsing, spectroscopic, triple system MT429, we also used PHOEBE (Prˇsa & Zwitter 2005), an eclipsing binary modeling program based on the code of Wilson & Devinney (1971).
Additional Massive Binaries in the Cygnus OB2 Association
PHOEBE provides orbital solutions for eclipsing binary systems with photometric and/or spectroscopic data.
Additional Massive Binaries in the Cygnus OB2 Association
The upper panel in Figure 6 shows the adjusted, combined photometric data with the new PHOEBE fit.
Additional Massive Binaries in the Cygnus OB2 Association
We adopt the values for component radii, masses, effective temperatures, theoretical semiamplitude semima jor axes, and mass ratio from PHOEBE.
Additional Massive Binaries in the Cygnus OB2 Association
The mass ratio associated with the system composed of MT429b + MT429c has been indirectly determined from the photometric data using PHOEBE.
Additional Massive Binaries in the Cygnus OB2 Association
Fig. 6.— Upper panel: the I-band photometric data and best-fit PHOEBE light curve solution for MT429.
Additional Massive Binaries in the Cygnus OB2 Association
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