• Argus-pheasant
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n argus large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant
    • n Argus (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Argus (Myth) A fabulous being of antiquity, said to have had a hundred eyes, who has placed by Juno to guard Io. His eyes were transplanted to the peacock's tail.
    • Argus (Zoöl) A genus of East Indian pheasants. The common species (Argus giganteus) is remarkable for the great length and beauty of the wing and tail feathers of the male. The species Argus Grayi inhabits Borneo.
    • Argus One very vigilant; a guardian always watchful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Argus In Grecian legend, a giant of vast strength, held in early times to have four eyes, and later to have eyes without number. Hera set him to guard the heifer Io, and after he was slain by Hermes transferred his eyes to the tail of the peacock.
    • n Argus Any observant or sharp-sighted person: as, he is a very Argus in watchfulness.
    • n Argus In ornithology: A genus of gallinaceous birds, of the order Gallinœ and family Phasianidœ, characterized by the enormous development of the secondary feathers of the wings and middle feathers of the tail, the former being adorned with numerous ocelli, likened to the many eyes of Argus. The type is the argus-pheasant (Phasianus argus, or Argus giganteus or pavoninus) of the Malay archipelago. Other species or varieties are the Argus grayi of Elliot, from Borneo, the Argus ocellatus of Verreaux, and the Argus bipunctatus. Other forms of the word, as a genus name, are Argusanus and Argusianus.
    • n Argus [lowercase] Any species of the genus Argus; an argus-pheasant. The common species has a body only about as large as that of a barnyard hen, but sometimes measures 5 or 6 feet in total length, owing to the extraordinary development of the tail-feathers. The inner feathers of the wing are 2 or 3 feet long, and beautifully ocellated with metallic iridescent spots. The general plumage is brown, variegated with lighter and darker tracery. The female is a plain bird, lacking the extraordinary development of the wing- and tail-feathers.
    • n Argus A genus of gastropods.
    • n Argus A genus of lepidopterous insects.
    • n Argus A genus of arachnidans.
    • n Argus [lowercase] A name of certain euryalean ophiurians, or sand-stars with branching arms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Argus ärg′us any very quick-eyed or watchful person, from Argus, described in Greek mythology as having had a hundred eyes, some of which were always awake: a genus of gallinaceous birds, remarkable for magnificence of plumage—the only known species, the Argus pheasant, native to Sumatra, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Argus, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.—argos, bright.


In literature:

Was the Argus of the Vatican asleep when this wolf broke into the fold?
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
When will you learn that Love rules the court, the camp, and the Argus office.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
Low, thou Argus liest!
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Zeus at first changed Io into a heifer, but the Queen discovered the secret, and sent Argus, a monster with a hundred eyes, to watch her.
"Harper's Young People, May 25, 1880" by Various
And that was the question that stared, Argus-eyed, at Jane Blair.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Thereafter Argiletum's grove he shows and bids it tell, A very witness, where and how the guesting Argus fell.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Albany (N.Y.) Argus, Nov. 12, 1916.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
And of the interrupted torrent in the Mercury and Argus.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
The faithful Argus came to announce the near approach of Monteblanco and his guest, Don Rodrigo.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
Her old nurse was Argus-eyed; and our meetings were such as only lovers can effect.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
No doubt the proof-room Argus-eyed Approves the "style" of nation-wide.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
The letter has since appeared in the "Argus," and probably in other papers.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
When they arrived at the grotto, the two lions lay down on either side of the entrance, and Gulhyndi, with her Argus, entered.
"Tales from the German" by Various
When will you learn that Love rules the court, the camp, and the Argus office.
"Christmas Eve and Christmas Day" by Edward E. Hale
What shall we say to the Argus Pheasant, the bird of Malacca with the magnificent pinions?
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
They transformed me into an Argus, all vigilance in regard to the fair sex.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
The cock-bird, as all sportsmen know, is, with the exception of the Argus-eye, the most beautiful pheasant in the world.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
On that occasion Argus, with all his eyes, was by chance asleep.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
Hast thou then eluded the watchful eyes of Argus, and the vigilance of the dragon!
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
The Scotch Argus is a pretty, though not brightly-coloured butterfly.
"British Butterfiles" by W. S. Coleman

In poetry:

Art sleeping? Wilt wake thee
Guitar tones so light?
The argus-eyed greybeard
My swift sword shall smite.
"A Serenade" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
Well, begone, begone, I say,
Lest that Argus' eyes perceive you."
'O unjust Fortune's sway,
Which can make me thus to leave you,
And from louts to run away!'
"Astrophel And Stella-Eleventh Song" by Sir Philip Sidney
So saying he went in to the fair and populous mansion,
Straight going up to the hall to seek the illustrious wooers.
But, for poor Argus,— the fate of black death had utterly seiz'd him,
When, in his twentieth year, he saw for a moment Ulysses.
"The Dog Of Ulysses (From Homer, Od. XVII. 290.--In Hexameters.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong awaits the start of the 2010 Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town March 14, 2010 REUTERS/Mik.
A man who was a fitness fanatic was apparently crushed to death by weight training equipment as he worked out in his garage, the Argus in Brighton, England, is reporting.
In his new capacity, Hill will be responsible for the day-to-day news operation at the News-Argus.
JoAnn Boatwright / The Argus Cornelius artist Amanda Houston is becoming well-known for her pastel landscapes.
Times Argus photographer Jeb Wallace-Brodeur's video puts you in the woods of Killington on a mountain bike .
Climate change has helped a rare British butterfly, the Northern Brown Argus, to expand its reach.
Master dog behavior therapist Scott Argus of Talk Dog Hawaii with Rufy and Nani.
With more people complaining about barking dogs, Scott Argus of Talk Dog Hawaii has a solution.
News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Don Wooten speaks to the county commissioners this morning about the proposed tax increase.
Unless otherwise instructed, your ad will be placed in the next available issue of the Caledonia Argus.
Argus Classified and class display deadline is Friday at 4:30 pm ALL deadlines are Friday at 4:30.
News-Argus/Bobby Williams A Marine Corps V-22 Osprey makes a touch-and-go landing Tuesday at the Mount Olive Airport.
News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Wayne County's Todd MacCoy is tagged out at home by Wilson County's Lee Hawkins early in the opening game of the Area One East Championship series at Scarborough Field Tuesday night.
News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro firefighters work to extract Marshall Cox Sr. From beneath his tractor which overturned in an irrigation ditch on Wayne Memorial Drive Tuesday.
News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Hootie, a barred owl found Saturday, has found a home with wildlife rehabilitator Judith Wilt.

In science:

To determine the τ mass we use two pseudomass techniques, previously established by ARGUS and CLEO , which rely on the reconstruction of the mass, energy, and direction of the hadronic system in hadronic τ decays.
A measurement of the tau mass and the first CPT test with tau leptons
The first measurement of Vub done by CLEO and subsequently confirmed by ARGUS, used only leptons which were more energetic than those that could come from b → cℓ− ¯ν decays .
Conference Summary - Beauty 2000
The ARGUS experiment has searched for C P violation due to a non-zero electric dipole moment in the production of τ pairs.
Tau2000 Conference Summary
Since we use the experimental number for the purpose of illustration only we do not quote the results of other extrapolations as well as the ARGUS numbers .
$|V_{cb}|$ from OPE Sum Rules for Heavy Flavor Transitions
Zoel ler, on polarization in B decays to ψK ∗ as measured by ARGUS from D.
Summary of the XXX Rencontre de Moriond QCD Session
However, by studying leptons with energies beyond the endpoint for b → cℓ ¯νℓ , both ARGUS72 and CLEO73 have concluded that b → uℓ ¯νℓ does occur, at a rate about 2% (ARGUS) or 1% (CLEO) of that for b → cℓ ¯νℓ .
Present and Future Aspects of CP Violation
The region between the two horizontal lines are the experimentally allowed region from the ARGUS, CLEO result.
A Supersymmetric $Sp_{L} \times U_{Y}(1)$ Model
We also a compute a world average for nc by combining measurements from the CLEO 1.5, ARGUS and CLEO II experiments.
Review of hadronic and rare $B$ decays
ARGUS has been slightly delayed and will be launched in 1997.
Ultraviolet Sky Surveys
Many properties of B meson decays have been discovered by two e+e− experiments operating at the Υ(4S ) resonance, CLEO at CESR and ARGUS at DESY (the DESY machine group upgraded the energy so they could do this physics).
Prospects for B-Physics in the Next Decade
For the inclusive analysis, results from CLEO I and ARGUS have been included in the average.52 Since the KS model predicts the wrong pseudoscalar/vector ratio, it is excluded from the average.
Prospects for B-Physics in the Next Decade
The world averages, summarized in , also include results from ARGUS, L3, and SLD.
TAU 98 Conference Summary
The needed proof was supplied by the argus Collaboration working at the DORIS storage ring .
Perspectives on Heavy Quark 98
Albrecht, et al. (Argus Collaboration), Phys.
Perspectives on Heavy Quark 98
The measurement presented here employs the method introduced by ARGUS and later used by CLEO , in which BB events are tagged by the presence of a high momentum lepton.
Measurement of the Branching Fraction for Inclusive Semileptonic B Meson Decays