polar star


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polar star

n.
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Noun1.polar star - the brightest star in Ursa Minorpolar star - the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it
Little Bear, Ursa Minor - a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
Little Dipper, Dipper - a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris
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Duncan had no other guide than a distant glimmering light, which served, however, the office of a polar star to the lover.
This is, beyond question, a bold and presumptuous doubt, inasmuch as many distinguished characters, called men of the world, long-headed customers, knowing dogs, shrewd fellows, capital hands at business, and the like, have made, and do daily make, this axiom their polar star and compass.
How could you have acted, as the polar star of all.
Currently, there are only two active Coast Guard icebreakers in the US fleet, the Polar Star and the Healy, one of which is nearing retirement and the other primarily used for research.
The Coast Guard has a statutory responsibility to maintain the nation's fleet of polar icebreakers and is currently sailing two vessels--the Polar Star, a heavy duty icebreaker and the Healy, a medium duty icebreaker commissioned primarily for scientific use.
The bride carried a traditional hand-tied bouquet of Polar Star and Vendela roses.
Climate change makes the 38-year-old Polar Star Icebreaker's science and security missions ever more vital, according to scientists and other backers of rebuilding the country's dwindling ice fleet.
Contributors to the 2014 event included The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Qualcomm, Covington & Burling, The Renault-Nissan Alliance, Autodesk, PR Newswire, Kwittken, Renova Group & Polar Star Ventures, Climate-KIC, The Climate Group, the Monaco Chamber of Economic Development, the International University of Monaco and the Monte Carlo SBM.
In 2010, after years of increasing maintenance costs and mechanical failures, both Polar Class Icebreakers, Polar Sea and Polar Star, were placed into an inactive status.
CleanEquity says thank you, in particular, to: Qualcomm, Covington & Burling, The Renault-Nissan Alliance, Autodesk, PR Newswire, Kwittken, Renova Group & Polar Star Ventures, Climate-KIC, The Climate Group, the Monaco Chamber of Economic Development, the International University of Monaco and the Monte Carlo SBM.
Hindu marriages are not complete unless the bride and groom take seven rounds around fire, the sun rays are composed of seven colours, Saptarishi (seven stars) moves around fixed polar star - these are some of the examples.
But the Polar Star, a US Coast Guard icebreaker that had been dispatched to the aid of both ships, is expected to arrive on Sunday.