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" Another remarkable region in the heavens is the zodiac, not from any thing peculiar in its own constitution, but from its being the area within which the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and all the greater planets are confined. "
Dr. Irving's catechism of general knowledge, by a Cambridge M.A. - Page 87
by Christopher Irving - 1858
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Astronomy

John Frederick William Herschel - 1833 - 444 pages
...heavens is the zodiac, not from any thing peculiar in its own constitution, but from its being the area within which the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and all the greater planets are confined. To trace the path of any one of these, it is only necessary to ascertain, by continued observation,...
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Astronomy

sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - 1833 - 500 pages
...heavens is the zodiac, not from any thing peculiar in its own constitution, but from its being the area within which the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and all the greater planets are confined. To trace the path of any one of . these, it is only necessary to ascertain, by continued observation,...
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Lessons on the globes

T H. Howe - 1842 - 458 pages
...is so called because of its consisting chiefly of the imaginary figures of animals. It is "the area within which the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and all the greater planets are confined." 70. SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC are the twelve Constellations through which the sun appears to pass during...
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Outlines of Astronomy

John Frederick William Herschel - 1849 - 672 pages
...heavens is the zodiac, not from any thing peculiar in its own constitution, but from its being the area within which the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and all the greater planets are confined. To trace the path * This disregard is neither supercilious nor causeless. The constellations seem to...
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Outlines of Astronomy

John Frederick William Herschel - 1853 - 608 pages
...heavens is the zodiac, not from any thing peculiar in its own constitution, but from its being the area within which the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and all the greater planets are con&ned. To trace the path of any one of these, it is only necessary to ascertain, by continued observation,...
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A Pronouncing Spelling-book of the English Language

Joseph Emerson Worcester - 1857 - 192 pages
...rf-qua'ri-tis, the Waterman. lx Pts'cSg, the Fishes. signs. Winter signs. The zodiac is an imaginary belt in the heavens within which the apparent motions of...sun, moon, and all the greater planets are confined. It contains twelve constellations, and is divided into twelve equal parts called tiyiis, which anciently...
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Catechism of geography, for junior pupils

John Lockhart (of Kirkcaldy.) - 1862 - 216 pages
...extending about 9 degs. N. and 9 degs. S. of the ecliptic. And within the area of this belt are confined the apparent motions of? The Sun, Moon, and all the greater planets. That is to say, the inclinaN tions of the orbits of the greater planets to that of the ecliptic are...
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Advanced Text-book of Physical Geography

David Page - 1864 - 352 pages
...right under his feet. ZODIAC (zodion, a little animal).—The name given by astronomers to the zone within which the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and all the greater planets are performed. It constitutes abelt nine degrees on either side of the elliptic, and is so named from its...
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Pronouncing Spelling-book

Joseph Emerson Worcester - 1862 - 194 pages
...A-yua'n-&s, the Waterman. Cnj Fi^s, the Virgin. s>(! CK rts'ce?,' the Fishes. The zodiac is an imaginary belt in the heavens .within which the apparent motions...sun, moon, and all the greater planets are confined. It contains twelve constellations, and is divided into twelve equal parts called signs, which anciently...
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Handbook of Geological Terms, Geology and Physical Geography

David Page - 1865 - 520 pages
...petals of a flower. Zodiac (zodion, a little animal). — The name given by astronomers to the zone within which the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and all the greater planets are performed. It constitutes a belt nine degrees on either side of the ecliptic, and is so named from...
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