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Sagan

[sey-guh n for 1; sa-gahn for 2] /ˈseɪ gən for 1; saˈgɑ̃ for 2/
noun
1.
Carl (Edward) 1934–96, U.S. astronomer and writer.
2.
Françoise [frahn-swaz] /frɑ̃ˈswaz/ (Show IPA), (Françoise Quoirez) 1935–2004, French novelist.
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  • Captain Rallywood is right; no life that stands in Count Sagan's way is safe!

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • Sagan is on the Bober; Bober, in every event, is between the Austrians and their aim.

  • Selpdorf's answer was slow in coming, and before he spoke Count Sagan strode into the room.

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • Sagan's treachery passed by him in that moment of mad feeling.

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • Sagan argued that the British envoy could not be very sure of his position yet.

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • Sagan was amazed at his own moderation in arguing the question at all.

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • On Wednesday, she gives a kind of garden party at the villa in the style of the Princess of Sagan.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • We found some of the men here who had dropped out from that first march from Sagan.

  • Ill-luck, he argued, combined with Sagan's blundering, had done the rest.

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
British Dictionary definitions for Sagan

Sagan

/French saɡã̃/
noun
1.
Carl (Edward) 1934–96, US astronomer and writer on scientific subjects; presenter of the television series Cosmos (1980)
2.
Françoise (frã̃swɑːz), original name Françoise Quoirez. 1935–2004, French writer, best-known for the novels Bonjour Tristesse (1954) and Aimez-vous Brahms? (1959)
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Sagan in Technology

jargon
/say'gn/ (From Carl Sagan's TV series "Cosmos") Billions and billions. A large quantity of anything.
"There's a sagan different ways to tweak Emacs." "The US Government spends sagans on bombs and welfare - hard to say which is more destructive."
[Jargon File]
(1999-10-12)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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