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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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They are the Great Bear (Ursa Major) which includes the Big Dipper, the Little Bear (Ursa Minor), also known as the Little Dipper, Draco the Dragon, Cepheus the King and Cassiopeia the Queen.
We'll next see Jimmy on screen in Big Dippers, a one-off crime caper on ITV1, that sees the actor oozing that Irish charm as criminal-with-a-heart Ray, a man who claims he could 'sell water to a drowning man'.
Big Dippers will be screened on UTV on Tuesday, at 9pm.
Comedy drama Big Dippers (Tuesday, ITV, 9pm) sees Jimmy Nesbitt and Pearce Quigley as small time crooks who get mixed up with big time gangsters.
We'll next see Jimmy on screen in Big Dippers, a one-off crime caper on ITV1 on Tuesday, that sees the actor oozing that Irish charm as criminal-with-a-heart Ray, a man who claims he could ``sell water to a drowning man''.
If I were to eulogize Wilt, I would simply state: ``When you look to the heavens, to the stars in the sky, you know there are now two big dippers up there.