Southern Cross


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Southern Cross

n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus and Musca. Also called Crux.

Southern Cross

n
1. (Astronomy) a small conspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere lying in the Milky Way near Centaurus. The four brightest stars form a cross, the longer arm of which points to the south celestial pole. Formal names: Crux or Crux Australis
2. (Historical Terms) Austral the flag flown at the Eureka Stockade

South′ern Cross′


n.
a southern constellation near Centaurus, having the form of a cross.
[1690–1700]

South·ern Cross

(sŭth′ərn)
A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Southern Cross - a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
Alpha Crucis - the brightest star in the Southern Cross
Beta Crucis - the second brightest star in the Southern Cross
Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System - the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky
Translations
Kreuz des Südens

Southern Cross

nKreuz ntdes Südens
References in classic literature ?
And when we get back from that expedition," said the indefatigable narrator, "they'll decorate us with the Southern Cross that shines up there in the Creator's button-hole.
On the verandah the air was scented with the heavy perfume of the tiare, and overhead the Southern Cross shone in a cloudless sky.
The eye took in the firmament from the Southern Cross to the North Star, those two constellations which in 12,000 years, by reason of the succession of equinoxes, will resign their part of the polar stars, the one to Canopus in the southern hemisphere, the other to Wega in the northern.
Overhead drifted a pale crescent moon, and the Southern Cross burned low in the sky.
Only could he marry, he explained, when the Southern Cross rode highest in the sky.
President & CEO, Anthony Briscoe, commented that Southern Cross continues to work closely with Ciena to continually innovate and take advantage of technology advances to enhance the value that the Southern Cross Network can bring to its customers and support the development of high-speed broadband in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji and the Pacific Islands.
As part of its latest capacity expansion Southern Cross Cable Network said it has implemented Ciena's (NASDAQ: CIEN) 100G transmission equipment across the entire Southern Cross network.
NINE elderly residents face the upheaval of moving when a County Durham care home owned by failed company Southern Cross closes.
ONE of the biggest landlords at care home operator Southern Cross is to take back control of homes it leases to the group and set up on its own.
BIRMINGHAM City Council has announced that it will continue to support more than 400 elderly residents in care homes belonging to Southern Cross following the collapse of the company.
HUNDREDS of Merseyside residents in Southern Cross homes were last night assured their immediate future was secure, after the company announced it was to shut down.
TWO Southern Cross North East care homes have been saved by their landlord.

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