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Ophelia,

in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of UranusUranus
, in astronomy, 7th planet from the sun, at a mean distance of 1.78 billion mi (2.87 billion km), with an orbit lying between those of Saturn and Neptune; its period of revolution is slightly more than 84 years.
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Ophelia

(oh-fee -lee-ă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered by Voyager 2 in 1986. Together with Cordelia, it acts as a shepherd satellite to the outermost (Epsilon) ring. See Uranus' rings; Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

Ophelia

[ō′fēl·yə]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 33,400 miles (53,760 kilometers) with a period of 9 hours 3 minutes, and a diameter of about 20 miles (32 kilometers); the outer shepherding satellite for the outermost ring of Uranus.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Ophelia

goes mad after father’s death. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
See: Madness

Ophelia

driven insane by Hamlet’s actions, she drowns herself. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Hamlet]
See: Suicide
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Well!" said Miss Ophelia, "you southern children can do something that I couldn't."
"You're subject to the sick-headache, ma'am!" said Miss Ophelia, suddenly rising from the depths of the large arm-chair, where she had sat quietly, taking an inventory of the furniture, and calculating its expense.
"Juniper-berry tea is good for sick-headache," said Miss Ophelia; "at least, Auguste, Deacon Abraham Perry's wife, used to say so; and she was a great nurse."
Clare, "I put this lady under your care; she is tired, and wants rest; take her to her chamber, and be sure she is made comfortable," and Miss Ophelia disappeared in the rear of Mammy.
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Betrothed without choice to Thorn, young archivist Ophelia faces exile.