Bianca


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Bianca,

in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of UranusUranus
, in astronomy, 7th planet from the sun, at a mean distance of 1.78 billion mi (2.87 billion km), with an orbit lying between those of Saturn and Neptune; its period of revolution is slightly more than 84 years.
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Bianca

(bee-ank -ă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered in 1986. See Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Bianca

[bē′äŋk·ə]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 36,760 miles (59,160 kilometers) with a period of 10 hours 27 minutes, and with a diameter of about 27 miles (44 kilometers).

Bianca

gentle, unassuming sister of Kate. [Br. Lit.: The Taming of the Shrew]
See: Modesty
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The tolls are high, And every city levies its own toll, And prentices are unskilful, and wives even Lack sense and cunning, though Bianca here Has brought me a rich customer to-night.
Worthy Bianca, Would not this noble and most costly robe Suit young Lord Guido well?
Nay, fair Bianca, I will buy the robe, And all things that the honest merchant has I will buy also.
Sweet Bianca, He is not worthy of your thought or mine.
I like it well, Honest Simone; and, with your good leave, Will toast the fair Bianca when her lips Have like red rose-leaves floated on this cup And left its vintage sweeter.
Sweet Bianca, This common chapman wearies me with words.
Then the longing to see Bianca once more possessed me like a frenzy.
The Provveditore called his servants, the palace was surrounded and entered; I fought for my life that I might die beneath Bianca's eyes; Bianca helped me to kill the Provveditore.
Bianca furthered the schemes which I suggested to my accomplice.
Any belated persons walking along the Boulevard Bourdon must have stood still to listen to an exile's last prayer, a last cry of regret for a lost name, mingled with memories of Bianca.
He married Bianca Maria Visconti, a natural daughter of Filippo Visconti, the Duke of Milan, on whose death he procured his own elevation to the duchy.
The retreat of Rocca Bianca was at the top of a small mountain, which no doubt in former days had been a volcano -- an extinct volcano before the days when Remus and Romulus had deserted Alba to come and found the city of Rome.