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companion

1
Astronomy the fainter of the two components of a double star

companion

2
Nautical
a. a raised frame on an upper deck with windows to give light to the deck below
b. (as modifier): a companion ladder

companion

[kəm′pan·yən]
(astronomy)
References in classic literature ?
the Saracen head of your right reverend companion has frightened out of mine the way home I am not sure I shall get there to-night myself.
Her clear blue eyes resting on him in the fulness of filial affection, as she performed this office, and the open air with which she bent forward to receive the kiss he offered in thanks, removed any apprehensions which the name of their morning's companion might have excited.
My companion slept through it all, or at least appeared so to do; and now that it was over I had not the heart to awaken him.
He has lived in unbroken retirement on the barren island for twenty years past, with no other companion than a daughter, who is his only child.
Sure, Mike," responded his companion in tones of conviction.
He bolted out of the companion straight into his captain who took the flare from him and held it high above his head.
by the arrival of Partridge; who entered the house at that instant (for fear had caused him to run every step from the hill), and who, seeing the danger which threatened his master or companion (which you chuse to call him), prevented so sad a catastrophe, by catching hold of the landlady's arm, as it was brandished aloft in the air.
But I need living companions, who will follow me because they want to follow themselves--and to the place where I will.
After assuring himself of the identity of the latter, by a hasty but keen glance, he turned his attention, with a quickness and impatience, that proved the interest he took in the result, to a similar examination of her companion.
Thus, they had toiled along the dusty road, taking little heed of any object within sight, save when they stepped aside to allow a wider passage for the mail-coaches which were whirling out of town, until they passed through Highgate archway; when the foremost traveller stopped and called impatiently to his companion,
And you couldn't wash yourself," interrupted his companion gravely, staring up at his grimy visage.
Richard Swiveller, who had been looking over the rim of the tumbler while his companion addressed the foregoing remarks to him with great energy and earnestness of manner, no sooner heard these words than he evinced the utmost consternation, and with difficulty ejaculated the monosyllable:

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