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Alcyone

[al-sahy-uh-nee] /ælˈsaɪ əˌni/
noun
1.
a third-magnitude star in the constellation Taurus: brightest star in the Pleiades.
2.
Also, Halcyon, Halcyone. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Aeolus who, with her husband, Ceyx, was transformed into a kingfisher.
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  • halcyone conversed with Mr. Miller, who always felt he must make nursery jokes with her and ask her the names of her dolls.

    Halcyone Elinor Glyn
  • You cannot put your fingers in your ears and steer the halcyone.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • This place was cleared, for halcyone had done the necessary work herself.

    Halcyone Elinor Glyn
  • And when his body was brought to his wife halcyone, she threw herself into the sea.

    The Eagle's Nest John Ruskin
  • And halcyone gazed after them with a wistful look in her sad eyes, which stabbed the old Professor's heart.

    Halcyone Elinor Glyn
  • I am sure it was on that stream that halcyone found retreat.

    John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
  • So, as far as they were concerned, halcyone might start at once.

    Halcyone Elinor Glyn
  • There had been that wedding trip in the halcyone, to begin with.

    The Whirligig of Time Wayland Wells Williams
  • "I do not want her to be up upon a pillar like Artemis and Hebe, who are still in the hall," halcyone said.

    Halcyone Elinor Glyn
  • And halcyone saw him drowning and leapt into the sea to him; but in vain.

    Halcyone Elinor Glyn
British Dictionary definitions for halcyone

Halcyone

/hælˈsaɪənɪ/
noun
1.
a variant of Alcyone1

Alcyone1

/ælˈsaɪənɪ/
noun (Greek myth)
1.
Also called Halcyone. the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx, who drowned herself in grief for her husband's death. She was transformed into a kingfisher See also Ceyx

Alcyone2

/ælˈsaɪənɪ/
noun
1.
the brightest star system in the Pleiades, located in the constellation Taurus
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