Castor and Pollux

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Castor and Pollux (Naut) See Saint Elmo's fire, under Saint.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Castor, and Pollux, were twin sons of Jupiter and Leda

Usage

In literature:

Castor and Pollux, in Gemini, point southeast to it.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
While victory was still doubtful, Castor and Pollux, on their white horses, appeared to the Roman dictator, and fought for the Romans.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Among these adventurers were Hercules, Theseus, Castor, Pollux, and many others of the heroes of legend.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The sign or head of St. Paul's ship was Castor and Pollux.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
His daughters were Elaira, or Ilaira, and Phoebe, whom Castor and Pollux attempted to carry off.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Castor was of a meek and tractable nature; but Pollux was fierce and quarrelsome.
"The Looking-Glass for the Mind" by M. Berquin
Fancy, too, the glory of being the exclusive possessor in a mixed company of the knowledge that Castor and Pollux came out of the one egg!
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Romulus and Remus have been presented as an actual and specific instance of twins; likewise Castor and Pollux.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
Positively, a Castor and Pollux!
"Fathers and Children" by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
No; though Castor and Pollux be dead, yet the earth is our mother still, fruitful, life-giving.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
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In news:

Correction on Castor and Pollux.
Loren Booda of Arlington, Virginia, writes: Marilyn: You wrote about constellations changing and commented that in the distant future, " Castor and Pollux won't even look like people, let alone pals".
This week, I promised to dis­cuss the ancient story told about Cas­tor and Pol­lux.
Correction on Castor and Pollux .
The meteors will appear to originate near the stars Castor and Pollux in the Gemini constellation.
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