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Big Four

[¦big ¦fȯr]
(astronomy)
A group of large asteroids including Ceres, Pallas, Vesta, and Juno, the first four that were discovered.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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An hour before dark a big eight strutted in all stiff-legged, head upright, hair on his back erect, looking for a fight.
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