Definition of Rigil
1. Noun. Brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun.
Generic synonyms: Binary, Binary Star, Double Star
Group relationships: Centaur, Centaurus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rigil
Literary usage of Rigil
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English by John Walker (1823)
"... vale's, o. unseen Violate, vl'6-late. ea to injure ; to infringe ; to ravish [jury ; rape rigil, vid'jll. s. watch ; a fast kept before a glance, ..."
2. The Western Temperance Herald by Western Temperance League (1855)
"Let every true Reformer aid in the efforts making to extend the constitutional rigil of self-protection, lent all attempts to ..."
3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"G. rigil, a bar, bolt, orig. a latch of a door. This OHG rigil is from OHG rikan, to fasten (G. reihen, to put in a row, connect). ..."
4. Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society by Bombay Geographical Society (1856)
"Latitude by Rigil 7 ° 13 North,—4. Strong breeze and squally with rahim, Bar. ... 2.40 Latitude by Rigil 110 40' N.—..-4. Squally with heavy rain, Bar. ..."
5. Aberystwyth and Its Court Leet by George Eyre Evans (1902)
"We also present John Evan of this town for keeping a Rigil [sic] ... Mason, for keeping a Rigil [sic] Horse on the Commons belonging to the said Town and ..."