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companion

1
Astronomy the fainter of the two components of a double star

companion

2
Nautical
a. a raised frame on an upper deck with windows to give light to the deck below
b. (as modifier): a companion ladder

companion

[kəm′pan·yən]
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Of the many men Virginia had met during the month at Singapore von Horn had been by far the most interesting and companionable. Such time as he could find from the many duties which had devolved upon him in the matter of obtaining and outfitting the schooner, and signing her two mates and crew of fifteen, had been spent with his employer's daughter.
We all missed Aunt Olivia greatly; she had been so merry and companionable, and had possessed such a knack of understanding small fry.
Geoffrey took his arm--roughly as he took every thing; but in a companionable and confidential way.
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Sagittarius Nov 23 Dec 21 so may not that Try The companionable Sun-Venus tie suggests a trip over coming days could be made positively delightful if you invite another.
Even though, God is known to be compassionate and companionable, He is very sensitive to acts of ungratefulness from the sons and daughters of this ephemeral life, whom He created in his own image and breathed into them the breath of life before they came to be livings souls.
Now given new focus with Martin Scorsese's imminent Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, the extensive tapes of five full shows present a period when Dylan's unfettered and companionable genius ran wild and free.
They climbed in a silence Michael chose to consider companionable along the ridge above Lake Eutin.
A smart, companionable presence on the page, Crosley cements her reputation as one of today's leading nonfiction writers with this collection of shrewdly observed pieces that touch on topics as wide-ranging as fertility, volcanoes and life as a single woman in New York City.
Bringing together more than one hundred paintings that include books as part of their subject matter, this lively and companionable survey examines how the book became the single most ubiquitous feature of our cultural lives and, in large measure, of everyday existence.
Told in a companionable yet compelling tone, Yardley's narrative broadens "one small corner" of the Bartlett Carry Club into a heartfelt landmark.
"Among the Aspen: Northwoods Grouse and Woodcock Hunting" Mark deftly interweaves tales of companionable dogs, lucky hunts, and favorite coverts where quarry lurks with ruminations on the demise of hunting traditions, the sale of public lands and the privatization of places to hunt, the growing indifference to science, and the loss of wilderness on a planet increasingly transformed by the sprawl of humanity.