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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]
(astronomy)
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Again the princess glanced round at her companion with even more uneasiness in her manner and was about to add something, but Pierre interrupted her.
His two companions listened, as people in their situation would be apt to lend their faculties to discover the meaning of any doubtful noises, especially, when heard after so many and such startling warnings.
You are very silent to-day, mesdemoiselles," she said, after advancing a little way among her companions.
said Heyward, leaning forward in the saddle, and dropping his voice nearly to a whisper; "I confess I have not been without my own suspicions, though I have endeavored to conceal them, and affected a confidence I have not always felt, on account of my companions.
But his companions were not listening; they were taking up their last positions with the most perfect coolness.
But bid thy companion eat and drink also, he is wearier than thou.
I will not only swear that I will not speak of it," said Biscarrat, "but I still further swear that I will do everything in the world to prevent my companions from setting foot in the grotto.
His companion had only time to nod a brief assent to this position, for the child awoke at the instant.
Ferguson and his brave companions, as vouched for by undeniable testimony; and they found themselves among friends in the midst of most hospitable tribes, whose relations with the French settlements are frequent and amicable.
I want the captain," he shouted, then gave it up, making a dash at the companion where a blue light was kept, resolved to act for himself.
Jimmie and his companion kept their eyes upon the bartender and conversed loudly in tones of contempt.
My traveling companion looks at me resignedly, with an expression of mild reproach.