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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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Casaubon drove off to his Rectory at Lowick, only five miles from Tipton; and Dorothea, who had on her bonnet and shawl, hurried along the shrubbery and across the park that she might wander through the bordering wood with no other visible companionship than that of Monk, the Great St.
And, seeing man thus as a part of nature, elevated and solemnized in proportion as his daily life and occupations brought him into companionship with permanent natural objects, he was able to appreciate passion in the lowly.
At last my own foolish pride stepped in and prevented my making any further attempts, and thus a companionship that without my realizing it had come to mean a great deal to me was cut off.
For the better part of a week he roamed the jungle with his new friends, partly because of a desire for companionship and partially through a well-laid plan to impress himself indelibly upon their memories, which at best are none too long; for Tarzan from past experience knew that it might serve him in good stead to have a tribe of these powerful and terrible beasts at his call.
Tarzan had learned enough about Arab character since he had been in Algeria to know that this was no real motive, for the Arab is never overfond of the companionship of strangers, and especially of French soldiers.
As the steam beer had tasted raw, so their companionship seemed raw to him.
And during these hours of companionship Michael learned many things.
He knew an overpowering desire for the protection and companionship of man.
No, we have knowledge of no world but yours, though for us it holds no sunlight, no warmth, no music, no laughter, no song of birds, nor any companionship.
But there came hours when we seemed to our two selves very grown up and old, and in those hours we talked our dreams and visions and hopes, vague and splendid, as all such are, over together, and so began to build up, out of the rainbow fragments of our childhood's companionship, that rare and beautiful friendship which was to last all our lives, enriching and enstarring them.
In sage and silent companionship of two, they went flying, noiseless, along the quiet lanes in search of a meal.
In the elegant and improving companionship which I now enjoy I should feel quite happy but for one drawback.