• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Magellanic Of or pertaining to, or named from, Ferdinand Magellan 1480-1521), the navigator.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Magellanic Pertaining to or named after the Portuguese navigator Magellan (Portuguese Fernão de Magalhães), died 1521.
    • Magellanic Pertaining to the region in the vicinity of the Straits of Magellan.
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  • Joe Laurie Jr.
    Joe Laurie Jr.
    “Magellan went around the world in 1521, which is not too many strokes when you consider the distance.”


In literature:

In 1519 Magellan made his famous voyage and proved the earth to be round and that men actually lived in the antipodes.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Captain Byles purposed running through the Straits of Magellan.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Again, there are other tribes whose dwellings are among the marshes and inlets of the sea up the Straits of Magellan.
"The Cruise of the Mary Rose" by William H. G. Kingston
Opposite Pouvenir Bay the Straits of Magellan are at their widest.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
You want to see where Magellan landed and where Legaspi gasped.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
The glare of the big arc-lights flooded the broad, white plaza when Dick crossed it on his way to the Hotel Magellan.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
Magellan, the famous navigator, sailed from here in 1519, to discover Magellan Strait.
"Shepp's Photographs of the World" by James W. Shepp
Magellan starts on his expedition to circumnavigate the world.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
They cannot be seen by observers in our latitude, and are known as the Magellanic clouds or the two nubeculae.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
After the death of Magellan, and the defeat of his expedition, two more attempts were made, which also failed.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
They had both had letters from Simeon, now safely arrived in the Straits of Magellan.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
All the stars marked by it lie near the central line of the Milky Way, or in the Magellanic Clouds.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
It was the famous Magellan who discovered the water passage above Cape Horn and it is called the Strait of Magellan.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
Anyway, we're turning through Magellan to-night, and he has no further use for us.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
I headed straight for the black case of the Magellan World Phone.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Over by the desk was Bates' main radio, a big Magellan, already warming up.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
These two bodies are known as the Magellanic clouds, and individually bear the names of Major and Minor Nubecula.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy" by George C. Comstock
Magellan himself had been killed in the Philippine Isles.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
But suppose, in spite of all this, Magellan had gone on sailing, sailing until his ship did topple over into the void of dragons and big snakes.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
FALKLAND ISLANDS, an island group belonging to Great Britain, in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 300 miles east of the Straits of Magellan.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various

In poetry:

Where old Balboa bent his gaze
He leads the liners through.
And the Horn that tossed Magellan
Bellows a far halloo,
For where the navies never sailed
Steamed Goethals and his crew.
"Goethals, The Prophet Engineer" by Percy MacKaye

In news:

With the West Coast being the hub of entertainment, Magellan 's celebrity following has substantially increased.
This is an exciting development for Magellan .
Magellan Midstream Partners Cut to Neutral From Outperform by Credit Suisse >MMP.
Magellan Switch Series GPS.
Magellan 's stock was up $2.62 to $50.69 at close of market Friday.
There's no word on the cash involved in the transaction, or more importantly, what MiTAC plans to do with Magellan 's existing products.
'Swing Lo Magellan ' finds the experimental rock group, which heads to the Wiltern on Saturday, exploring emotional territory.
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan .
Dirty Projectors' 'Swing Lo Magellan '.
Magellan 's OneTouch interface is as easy to use as always.
INTERVIEWS Dirty Projectors Debut 'Swing Lo Magellan ' Songs at SPIN Live.
Magellan Robotic System Precisely Navigates Peripheral Lesions.
The Hansen Medical Magellan Robotic System is the first robotic navigation system to more precisely guide peripheral artertery disease (PAD) interventions in the cath lab.
Both models are available at truckstops and through Magellan 's consumer electronics and online partners.
Magellan expands commercial truck GPS line.

In science:

Since RSGs can vary in spectral type, and since our current spectra have higher signalto-noise than those of Massey & Olsen (2003), we chose to reclassify all of the Magellanic Cloud stars in our sample.
The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity
The coolest stars in our Magellanic Cloud sample have Teff ∼ 3475, corresponding to (V − K )0 ∼ 5.0, for which the differences are -50 K (SMC minus Milky Way).
The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity
We have derived new physical properties of RSGs in the Magellanic Clouds, using the MARCS stellar atmosphere models, following our treatment of Galactic RSGs in Paper I.
The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity
Fig. 1.— The location of Magellanic Cloud RSGs (from the literature) compared to the evolutionary tracks.
The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity
Fig. 8.— The location of Magellanic Cloud RSGs compared to the evolutionary tracks (this work).
The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity
We have recently used MARCS model atmospheres (Gustafsson et al. 1975, Plez et al. 1992, Plez 2003, Gustafsson et al. 2003) to derive the physical properties of Galactic and Magellanic Cloud RSGs.
Bringing VY Canis Majoris Down to Size: An Improved Determination of Its Effective Tempeature
The mean metallicity of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is about half of the solar metallicity.
Spitzer observations of acetylene bands in carbon-rich AGB stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud
We present images and slitless spectra which were obtained in HST surveys of Planetary Nebulae (PNe) in both the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, using the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph.
Hubble Space Telescope Images of Magellanic Cloud Planetary Nebulae
Basic density information is available for most, but not all nebulae in this study; there is clearly a need for additional, deep spectroscopy for PNe in the Magellanic Clouds.
Hubble Space Telescope Images of Magellanic Cloud Planetary Nebulae
In practice, this has proved challenging, due to the small number of WR stars observed within individual Milky Way or Magellanic Cloud clusters.
A census of the Wolf-Rayet content in Westerlund 1 from near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy
For our study, we adopt an intermediate global SFR of 0.085 M⊙ yr−1 – a factor of two higher than the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC, Kennicutt et al. 1995) – from which a Lyman continuum ionizing output of 8×1051 is inferred.
On the optical counterpart of NGC300 X-1 and the global Wolf-Rayet content of NGC300
Spectroscopy recently obtained with Magellan-IMACS (LCO) confirm this conjecture and will be presented in a forthcomin g paper.
Geysers in the Lagoon: new Herbig-Haro objects in M8
For instance presents measurements of the projected rotational velocities of a sample of 100 early Btype main-sequence stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
SPINSTARS at low metallicities
LMC (Kallivayalil et al. 2006; Besla et al. 2007) indicate that not even the Magellanic Clouds may have been bound to the Milky Way for long, posing a potential conceptual problems for the use of satellite dynamics.
The Milky Way's Circular Velocity Curve to 60 kpc and an Estimate of the Dark Matter Halo Mass from Kinematics of ~2400 SDSS Blue Horizontal Branch Stars
After reddening correction, the colours and absolute magnitudes of at least 9 of the stars are similar to those of Magellanic RCB stars.
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2