Big Dipper


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Big Dipper,

familiar configuration of stars visible in the constellation Ursa Major (see Ursa Major and Ursa MinorUrsa Major and Ursa Minor
[Lat.,=the great bear; the little bear], two conspicuous northern constellations. Known to many peoples from ancient times, these constellations have had various names; the configuration of the
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Big Dipper

Big Dipper

US name for the Plough.

Big Dipper

[¦big ′dip·ər]
(astronomy)
A group of stars that is part of the constellation Ursa Major. Also known as Charles' wain.
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Carskaddan, the day of the Big Dipper is one that leaves you beaming and it has to do with more than just delicious ice cream.
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New to the Big Dipper this year is Dairy Queen in Spencer, which since 1993 has been owned by brothers Phil and Leo Gertsios.
She accompanies the seven stars of the Big Dipper as Alcor, the faint companion of Mizar, the middle star in the Dipper's Handle.
He has since gained national prominence with an upset Senate victory between this year's Big Dipper and the last one.
Being on the Big Dipper for 1000 hours would normally cost pounds 37,800 - but Richard isn't being charged.
Gagne, 19, of Hardwick, hands out ice cream yesterday to customers at Janine's Frostee booth during the Big Dipper ice cream festival at Elm Park.
In Britain the Big Dipper is called the Plough, and some ancient authors also figured Bootes tills the fields of heaven with ox-drawn farm equipment.
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In addition to the vacation homes, the resort includes two swimming pools - the Big Dipper, featuring a barrel-shaped tower side and the appropriately named Little Dipper, for the kids.
The annual "All-You-Can-Eat" Big Dipper Ice Cream Festival, which benefits Children's Friend Inc.