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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)
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Again the princess glanced round at her companion with even more uneasiness in her manner and was about to add something, but Pierre interrupted her.
I want the captain," he shouted, then gave it up, making a dash at the companion where a blue light was kept, resolved to act for himself.
Oh, hell, yes," said the companion, sneering widely.
No," he said, speaking rather to himself, than to his companion, "she is right; blood is not to be spilt, to save the life of one so useless, and so near his time.
I must remain where I am, with my traveling companion to look after me; and the guide must trust his pony to discover the nearest place of shelter to which I can be removed.
rejoined her companion, still gazing towards the miserable object; "and if he should be ill
After a brief discussion, in which we both of us expressed our resolution of not descending into the bay until the ship's departure, I suggested to my companion that little of it as there was, we should divide the bread into six equal portions, each of which should be a day's allowance for both of us.
Dunster bought wine and sandwiches, and his companion followed his example.
They are full of outlying Iroquois, and your mongrel Mohawk knows where to find them too well to be my companion.
His companions seemed ever to play intolerable parts.
Now it required no very blameable degree of suspicion to imagine that Mr Jones and his ragged companion had certain purposes in their intention, which, though tolerated in some Christian countries, connived at in others, and practised in all, are however as expressly forbidden as murder, or any other horrid vice, by that religion which is universally believed in those countries.
A light hath dawned upon me: I need companions--living ones; not dead companions and corpses, which I carry with me where I will.

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