Definition of Palinurus

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Palinuridae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Palinurus
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Palinuridae, Palinuridae
Member holonyms: Crawfish, Crayfish, Langouste, Rock Lobster, Sea Crawfish, Spiny Lobster

Definition of Palinurus

1. n. An instrument for obtaining directly, without calculation, the true bearing of the sun, and thence the variation of the compass

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palinurus

Palestinian Arabic
Palestinian Hizballah
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Palestinian National Authority
Palfyn's sinus
Palio di Siena
Paliurus spina-christi
Pall Mall
Pallas's cat
Pallas Athena
Pallas Athene
Palm Beach
Palm Sunday

Literary usage of Palinurus

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1. The Age of Fable; Or, Stories of Gods and Heroes by Thomas Bulfinch (1856)
"The victim was palinurus, the pilot. As ne sat watching the stars, ... palinurus replied, " Tell me not of smooth seas or favoring winds,—me who have seen ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1858)
"On I/«: Embryo State of palinurus vulgaris. />'// RQ COUCH, Penzance. At the time of the publication of Professor Bell's admirable work on British Crustacea ..."

3. The Works of Virgil by Virgil (1891)
"To whom palinurus, with difficulty lifting up his eyes, answers: Do you ... Ah, palinurus [says he], who has too much confided in the fair aspect of the ..."

4. The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1846)
"A short Memoir of tlie Proceedings of the Honourable Company's Surveying Brig " palinurus," during her late Examination of the Coast ..."

5. The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil, Theodore Chickering Williams (1908)
"... and every wave Grew black and angry; from his lofty seat The helmsman palinurus cried, "Alas! "What means this host of storms encircling heaven? ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"Example, palinurus fasciatus. Two other species ? one, palinurus ornatus, from the Indian Seas and the Isle of France, and the other P. sulcatus, ..."

7. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay by Asiatic Society of Bombay (1853)
"By HJ CARTER, Esq., Bombay Medical Service, formerly Surgeon of the HC Surveying Brig " palinurus." Presented October 1851. THE matter contained in this ..."

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