Big Dipper


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  • noun

Synonyms for Big Dipper

a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines)

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Add that to the "Gloves in a Box" that let visitors figure out how they might repair a spaceship with thick gloves on, a "mission" to determine the true shape of the big dipper and another to calculate the rotation of planets in order to aptly time a trip to Mars, and parents such as Stenshoel know they've got an easy way to occupy youngsters on an occasional Sunday.
Alcor shares a position in the Big Dipper with another star, Mizar.
Two cars on the Big Dipper on Blackpool's South Shore crashed together and came to rest 20 feet off the ground last night.
The handle of the Big Dipper is quite easy to see, with three prominent stars swinging out from this famous constellation.
One constellation is the Big Dipper in the northern sky.
Another spiritual, Follow the Drinking Gourd, directed escapees to look for the Big Dipper in the night sky and head north to freedom.
I couldn't even find the Big Dipper before this class.
The Big Dipper is one of the most famous constellations (groups of stars).
Guided by the Big Dipper, we walk to the edge of a forest where we stand, awed by the sight and witness of nature's grand cathedral.
A somewhat plainer imagination--say that of a Shaker lying in the grass on a summer night--could come up with the Big Dipper and, should the fancy strike, populate the heavens with curved scythes, straight-backed chairs, and oval button boxes.
HUNDREDS of runners fought their way up the Big Dipper - the biggest sand dune in Europe - in the Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pudding Race yesterday.
Looking skyward, you notice that the Big Dipper is harder to find than it was an hour ago.
The consumer launch in the summer will focus on sponsorship of the Big Dipper roller coaster in Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
In pagan times the sky might have been filled with the :imaginary connect-the-star images of Leo the Lion or the Big Dipper, and in the Renaissance these heavens might have been peopled with Christian saints and divinities.