Archer, The

Archer, The,

English name for SagittariusSagittarius
[Lat.,=the archer], constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Scorpius and Capricornus; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac. It is traditionally depicted as a centaur drawing his bow to release an arrow.
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, a constellationconstellation,
in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is contained.
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Archer, the senior tour's equivalent of a cyborg, has steel rods in his back, an artificial hip and a history of seven major operations - which also have affected his knee, shoulder and wrist.
According to Archer, the ruling is a departure from long-standing IRS and airline industry tax accounting policies that have permitted the current deduction of such costs.
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Lord Archer, the former vice-chairman of the Conservative Party, promised a friend pounds 20,000 after asking him to concoct an alibi to combat claims he had a pounds 70 sex session with a 'perverted' prostitute, a court heard yesterday.
Williams conveyed the queen's sentiments in the midst of a debate on the Succession to the Crown Bill, piloted by Jeffrey Archer, the novelist and former Conservative Party deputy chairman now known as Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare.
The program with the report by Archer, the star of ``Fatal Attraction,'' ``Clear and Present Danger'' and ``Patriot Games,'' aired Thursday.