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 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.
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 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.