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celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars armilla , armillary sphere
short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water aspergill , aspersorium
any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers blowfish , globefish , puffer , pufferfish
French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811) Bougainville , Louis Antoine de Bougainville
globe lily having open branched clusters of egg-shaped white flowers; southern California Calochortus albus , white fairy lantern , white globe lily
globe lily having open branched clusters of clear yellow egg-shaped flowers; northern California Calochortus amabilis , golden fairy lantern , yellow globe lily
globe lily with deep rose-pink or purple egg-shaped flowers on flexuous stems; western slopes of Sierra Nevada in San Joaquin Valley Calochortus amoenus , rose globe lily
globe that is a spherical model of the heavens celestial globe
map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles conical projection , conic projection
common water lily of eastern and central North America, having broad leaves and globe-shaped yellow flowers; in sluggish fresh or slightly brackish water cow lily , Nuphar advena , spatterdock , yellow pond lily
glass blown into a globe which is later flattened and spun to form a disk crown glass
glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers crystal ball
densimeter consisting of a thin glass globe that is weighed in a gas to determine its density dasymeter
English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596) Drake , Francis Drake , Sir Francis Drake
genus of Mediterranean and Eurasian herbs: globe thistles Echinops , genus Echinops
map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe equal-area map projection , equal-area projection
large genus of chiefly tropical herbs with showy flowers and mostly globose fruits: globe mallows genus Sphaeralcea , Sphaeralcea
Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512-1594) Gerardus Mercator , Gerhard Kremer , Mercator
small globe or ball globule
American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806) Gray , Robert Gray
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