Sycorax


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Sycorax

(sĭk`ərăks'), 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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Sycorax

(sik -ŏ-raks) See Uranus's satellites.
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Sycorax

[sī ′kȯr‚aks]
(astronomy)
A small satellite of Uranus in a retrograde orbit with a mean distance of 7,550,000 miles (12,150,000 kilometers), eccentricity of 0.504, and sidereal period of 3.53 years.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If you had told Sycorax that her son Caliban was as handsome as Apollo, she would have been pleased, witch as she was.
For example, Esther possesses Prospero's political acumen, whilst being informed by the intuition of Caliban's mother Sycorax. Acilde parallels Ariel, as he serves Esther and is given the task of saving the island from nuclear devastation.
The central scenographic element is a humungous papier-mache puppet of Sycorax, the silent witch from The Tempest adorned by a headdress in traditional circus colours.
For every event where we met up; for every interview I did with him about the disrupted sanctity of CowPastor, his retreat; for every review of a new book of his I wrote, I know he was as much away teaching in the US or elsewhere in the Caribbean, if not resting himself with his wife at home, all the while tinkering with his Sycorax video-style text.
(5) Brathwaite returns to The Tempest in the poem "Letter SycoraX," found in his Middle Passages (1993).
Before bringing Caliban on stage, Shakespeare had Prospero relate the extraordinary origin of the islander's mother, "this damned witch Sycorax" (1.2.263), preconceiving Caliban as otherworldly, both geographically and existentially.
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One day, Lacey accidentally traps a fairy godmother known as Katarina Sycorax (Francesca Cuenca) in her hair, causing the magical creature to lose her powers-and making her unable to grant the wish of her goddaughter, popular girl Paige Harrington (Michelle Cornejo).