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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Ursa Major

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The Greater Bear, a well-known constellation in the northern hemisphere, called also the Plough, the Wagon, or Charles's Wain, consists of seven bright stars, among others three of which are known as the "handle" of the Plough, and two as the pointers, so called as pointing to the pole-star.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ursa Major'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/u/ursa-major.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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