Sculptor


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sculptor

(feminine), sculptress
a person who practises sculpture

Sculptor

(skulp -ter, -tor) An inconspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near Grus, the brightest stars being of 4th magnitude. R Sculptoris is an intense scarlet variable star. The south galactic pole lies in Sculptor and many faint galaxies can be observed. Abbrev.: Scl; genitive form: Sculptoris; approx. position: RA 0.5h, dec –30°; area: 475 sq deg.

Sculptor

 

a constellation in the southern sky; it contains no stars brighter than 4.0 visual stellar magnitude. The south galactic pole is located in Sculptor. The best conditions for observing Sculptor are in September and October, when the constellation is completely visible in the southern regions of the USSR and partially visible in the central regions.

Sculptor

[′skəlp·tər]
(astronomy)
A southern constellation, right ascension 0 hours, declination 30° south. Also known as Sculptor's Apparatus; Workshop.
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This, however, was nothing to a sculptor like Vampa; he examined the broken stock, calculated what change it would require to adapt the gun to his shoulder, and made a fresh stock, so beautifully carved that it would have fetched fifteen or twenty piastres, had he chosen to sell it.
I was horribly vexed and apologized for that intrusion, saying that the fellow was a future great sculptor and perfectly harmless; but he had been swallowing lots of night air which had got into his head apparently.
Bucket; "and a friend of mine that you'll hear of one day as a Royal Academy sculptor would stand something handsome to make a drawing of your proportions for the marble.
I knew in my younger days the sculptor who made the statue of the youth which stands in the public garden.
My own idea is, that this terrific object was a freak of fancy on the part of some old-world sculptor, and that its presence had suggested to the Kukuanas the idea of placing their royal dead under its awful presidency.
It was a figure that might have appealed more to the sculptor than to the costumier.
Rault, the sculptor, only placed them in position in 1526, and received twenty francs for his pains.
Some little time ago he purchased from Morse Hudson two duplicate plaster casts of the famous head of Napoleon by the French sculptor, Devine.
Ovation after ovation, applause warm and prolonged, had greeted the officers and friends of Colonel Shaw, the sculptor, St.
But what was still stranger, though of this Prince Andrew said nothing to his sister, was that in the expression the sculptor had happened to give the angel's face, Prince Andrew read the same mild reproach he had read on the face of his dead wife: "Ah, why have you done this to me?
He handled lawyers, courts and executors as a sculptor handles his modeling clay.
It was nevertheless greatly admired by ignorant travellers of all classes; partly on account of its imposing size, and partly on account of the number of variously-coloured marbles which the sculptor had contrived to introduce into his design.