Definition of Northern cross

1. Noun. A cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus.

Generic synonyms: Bunch, Clump, Cluster, Clustering
Group relationships: Cygnus



Definition of Northern cross

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A summer asterism of the northern sky, said to resemble a cross. It includes the stars Deneb and Albireo. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Northern Cross

North West Frontier Province
North Yemen
North Yorkshire
Northampton
Northamptonshire
Northants
Northeast
Northeast Caucasian
Northeast Pashayi
Northern Alliance
Northern Areas
Northern Baptist
Northern Baptist Convention
Northern California
Northern Cross
Northern Cyprus
Northern Europe
Northern European
Northern Europeans
Northern Hemisphere
Northern Ireland
Northern Irelander
Northern Irish
Northern Irishman
Northern Lights
Northern Mariana Islander
Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Marianas
Northern Rhodesia

Literary usage of Northern cross

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1. Star Lore of All Ages: A Collection of Myths, Legends, and Facts Concerning by William Tyler Olcott (1911)
"The brightest stars in Cygnus form the so-called " northern cross," a perfect and beautiful figure, which Lowell thus alludes to in his poem, ..."

2. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1852)
"Restoring the object-glass and eye-piece to their places, and bringing the central wire on the northern cross, I turned the instrument on the southern, ..."

3. Illinois as it is: Its History, Geography, Statistics, Constitution, Laws by Frederick Gerhard (1857)
"The northern cross Railroad— Runs from Galesburg to Quincy. Length, 100 miles. The northern cross Branch Railroad — Will run from Morgan City, ..."

4. Illinois as it is: Its History, Geography, Statistics, Constitution, Laws by Frederick Gerhard (1857)
"The Northern Croe t Branch Railroad — Will run from Morgan City, on the Great Western Railroad, to Camp Point, on the northern cross Railroad, and traverse, ..."

5. Publication by Illinois State Historical Society, Illinois State Historical Library (1909)
"RECOLLECTIONS OF THE northern cross RAILROAD. By George M. McConnel. It is not possible for me to adequately put in words my deep regret that a removal from ..."

6. Social Studies in England by Sarah Knowles Bolton (1893)
"Boston Latin School by Willis Boyd crusaders gives an imaginary tinge to the "The northern cross, a story of the idea of the northern cross for young Allen, ..."

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