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Cynosure

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Cy'nosure. n.s. [from κύνοσουρα.] The star near the North-pole, by which sailors steer.

Towers and battlements it sees
Bosom'd high in tufted trees
Where perhaps some beauty lies,
The cynosure of neighbouring eyes.
Milton.

Sources: Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Greek (126) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Cynosure." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 26, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14239.


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