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Tellus

[tel-uh s] /ˈtɛl əs/
noun
1.
an ancient Roman goddess of the earth, marriage, and fertility, identified with the Greek goddess Gaea.
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  • Drounli, the Moulder principally concerned with the planet Tellus, meshed his mind smoothly with that of the young Watchman.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • I am sure 98 Mars, Mercury, and Tellus are equally prone to this weakness.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • Because having him mooning around underfoot would weaken the team and I want to get back to Tellus.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • They'll do--about as fine a couple of kids as old Tellus ever produced.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • My idea is that we should visit a few—say fifty—Tellus-type planets in this galaxy; the ones closest to Tellus.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • But say, we've got a lot of power on our ultra-wave: enough to reach Tellus, I think.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • The worship of the earth (Tellus or Pales) and of the various heavenly bodies, was prolonged into the heart of Polytheism.

    August Comte and Positivism John-Stuart Mill
  • Should've remembered Tellus isn't Hodell; the tri-di's setting up!

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • Tellus denotes the earth as a whole, as the centre of the universe, as a goddess, in opp.

  • This is home to them, and just to look at Tellus would give them the pip.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for Tellus

Tellus

/ˈtɛləs/
noun
1.
the Roman goddess of the earth; protectress of marriage, fertility, and the dead
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