• WordNet 3.6
    • n Argo formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Argo (Astron) A large constellation in the southern hemisphere, called also Argo Navis. In modern astronomy it is replaced by its three divisions, Carina Puppis, and Vela.
    • Argo (Myth) The name of the ship which carried Jason and his fifty-four companions to Colchis, in quest of the Golden Fleece.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Argo In Greek myth, the name of the ship in which Jason and his fifty-four companions sailed to Colchis in quest of the golden fleece.
    • n Argo An ancient southern constellation, the largest in the heavens. It contains Canopus, after Sirius the brightest of the fixed stars. By modern astronomers it is commonly divided into four parts by adding the distinctive words navis, carina, puppis, and velum, or hull, keel, stern, and sail.
    • n Argo [lowercase] In zoology, the technical specific name of the paper-nautilus. Argonauta argo.
    • n Argo In conchology, a genus of nudibranchiate gastropods: synonymous with Doris.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Argo, Gr.


In literature:

Home at the last unto Chrysa the quick-eyed oarsmen of Argos.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
Samuel Green Wheeler Benjamin, born at Argos, Greece, February 13, 1837.
"The Poets' Lincoln" by Various
The people of Argos called themselves Danai, and no doubt some of them came from Egypt.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
"The Art and Craft of Printing" by William Morris
He also attacked Dorian Argos, and suppressed the Homeric "rhapsodists" who sang the exploits of Dorian heroes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Fame, that delights around the world to stray, 810 Scorns not to take our Argos in her way.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
Telesilla of Argos was not only a poet, but an antique Joan of Arc as well.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
Never shall I see thee again in Argos if thy choice is for war.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
This 'river,' so called, could never be discovered by us in any atlas; indeed our Argo could hardly turn in it without risk of shipwreck.
"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Grahame
They also made statues for Cleonae and Argos.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various

In poetry:

What time old Jason's ship, the Argo,
Orpheus fiddling at the helm,
From Colchis bore her golden cargo,
Dancing o'er the azure main.
"Elegy On The Abrogation Of The Birth-Night Ball, And The Consequent Final Subversion Of The Minuet" by Joanna Baillie
And mistily, as through a veil,
I catch the glances of a sea
Of sapphire, dimpled with a gale
Toward Colch's blowing, where the sail
Of Jason's Argo beckons me.
"A Summer Sunrise" by James Whitcomb Riley
Follow-my-Leader's not so bad a game.
But were it leap frog: O to see the shoots
And tracks of glory; Scorpions and Swans tame
And Argo swarmed with Bulls and other brutes.
"Stars Sliding" by Ivor Gurney
Is strength a monarch's merit, like a whale's?
Thou art as tall, as sinewy, and as strong
As earth's first kings,—the Argo's gallant sailors,
Heroes in history, and gods in song.
"Red Jacket" by Fitz-Greene Halleck
A loftier Argo cleaves the main,
Fraught with a later prize;
Another Orpheus sings again,
And loves, and weeps, and dies.
A new Ulysses leaves once more
Calypso for his native shore.
"Chorus from Hellas" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Then from stormy, wild Orion, to the dragon's fiery roll,
And the sturdy Ursa Major tramping round the Boreal pole,
On to stately Argo Navis rearing diamond spars on high,
Starry bands of seraph wanderers clove the azure of the sky.
"The Soul’s Destiny" by Effie Afton

In news:

'Argo' is a Ben Affleck triumph.
Ben Affleck's 'Argo' and Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' also get five nods each.
In addition to year-round favorites, Argo Tea offers a rotating selection of seasonal beverages .
Argos defensive back Ahmad Carroll calm, ready for big game .
'Argo' stars Alan Arkin and John Goodman give especially strong performances in the strange-but-true story.
Ben Affleck (center, standing) stars in 'Argo.'.
"Argo," directed by and starring Ben Affleck, is actually based on real events instead of being "inspired by" them.
Seattle based quartet Black Hills (featuring members of Minus The Bear, Argo, the Lonely Forrest, and the Quiet Ones) perform live on our airwaves.
The article that became Ben Affleck's Argo and more great spy stories.
Bleach significantly reduced the toxicity of ricin within five minutes, noted Lauren Jackson, a research food technologist with the US Food and Drug Administration in Summit-Argo, Ill.
Amid filth, a thrilling day at the Argos Mud Bowl .
The best movie I've seen in a long time is "Argo.".
Toronto Argos beat Calgary Stampeders to win 100th CFL championship game.
Plays Tehran in Ben Affleck caper 'Argo'.
CIA thriller "Argo," filmmakers visited two continents to depict Iranian students storming the American embassy in.

In science:

Since the simulated GLAO loop is running at 1kH z , one iteration of delay is applied to the HO measurements to represent the time spent by the ARGOS and ASM BCUs to compute the HO slopes from the PnCCD frames and then to reconstruct and apply the correction to the ASM.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Table 2.3: List of the main contributors to the system error budget taken from ARGOS PDR.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
These data have been obtained with a Monte Carlo approach during the ARGOS Preliminary Design Review (PDR) .
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
These results, obtained with the most complete end-to-end simulations run with the CAOS code, agree and definitively confirm the previous ones that have been performed for the ARGOS PDR and FDR.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Figure 2.16: Summary of the results obtained with ARGOS end-to-end simulations. A gain of a factor 1.5 − 3 is visible on both PSF FWHM (above) and EE0.25 (below) in different seeing conditions.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system