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Alcyone:

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, in Greek mythology, daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx. When her husband drowned, Halcyone threw herself into the sea. Out of pity the gods changed the pair into kingfishers or halcyons, and Zeus forbade the winds to blow seven days before and
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Alcyone

(al-see -ŏ-nee, -sÿ -) (η Tau) A bluish-white giant star in the constellation Taurus that is the brightest star in the Pleiades. mv : 2.86; Mv : –1.5; spectral type: B7 IIIe.
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I argue that The Book of the Duchess aligns the Alcyone and Ceyx story with the Black Knight's lament and the narrator's larger frame through its treatment of grief, structurally hinging upon the representation of "nakednesse" found in each frame tale.
Chances are you'll see a glow around Merope, Maia, Alcyone, and Electra no matter what, so you're looking for a glow that's larger than you see around the comparison star you chose.
"Sometimes these things come to a natural end, so we are overwhelmed that Alcyone Healthcare has come to donate both time and money into supporting their local team."
The partners want to combine Nanologica's NLAB Silica with Alcyone's proprietary drug delivery platform technology to develop and commercialize a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other motor neuron disorders.
"I share Alcyone Healthcare's ethos that as care providers, it is important to collaborate and co-operate fully with residents, as well as their families to not only continually develop their individual plans of care but also to support them to retain their own life skills and abilities by placing them at the very heart of everything we do.
His wife Alcyone dreamt of the tragedy and when Ceyx's corpse washed ashore, she was so distraught that the pitying gods transformed the couple into birds.
Braddy and Scanlon have each argued that Lydgate's separation of 'Ceix and Alcyone' from the rest of the Book might signal that this 'portion of the work circulated separately' (Braddy 1940, 95), or that 'Chaucer may have treated this episode independently' (Scanlon 1994, 333): that is, that Lydgate did indeed know 'Ceix and Alcyone' as a distinct poem.
Although warhorses such as Samson et Dalila, Manon, Faust, and Carmen continue to draw audiences, most musicians--including opera specialists--would be hard pressed to extol the artistic merits of Marin Marais's Alcyone, Vincent d'Indy's L'etranger or Reynaldo Hahn's Ciboulette (all covered in the book).
This pattern of materialism's jarring meaninglessness opposed by the meaningfulness of Heaven's harmony is pursued in extended readings of all of Fables in my articles: "Adorn'd with Labour'd Art: The Intricate Unity of Dryden's Fables" (Modern Philology 106.1 [2008]: 25-59); "Following the Leaf through Part of Dryden's Fables" (Studies in English Literature: 1500-1900 50 [Summer 2010]: 557-81); "Dryden's 'Ceyx and Alcyone': Metamorphosing Ovid" (Philological Quarterly 86.1-2 [2007]: 123-41); and "Dryden's 'Cymon and Iphigenia': The 'Vigour of the Worse' Prevailing" (Studies in Philology 102 [2005]: 210-32).
AYER - Alcyone LifeSciences has received $750,000 from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center board to "engage in early-stage development of a novel micro-catheter approach for the treatment of neurological conditions," according to a press release from the quasi-public agency.
Alcyone Everly dreams of lazy Tennessee summers and a life filled with poetry, but when Mlie's mother succumbs to brain cancer, everything changes.
Only six stars in the Pleiades cluster can readily be seen by the naked eyen under normal conditions: Alcyone, Atlas, Electra, Maia, Merope, and Taygete.