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Boötes (Bo-oʹ-tees)

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or the ox-driver, a constellation. According to ancient mythology, Boötes invented the plough, to which he yoked two oxen, and at death, being taken to heaven with his plough and oxen, was made a constellation. Homer calls it “the wagoner.”

“Wide oʹer the spacious regions of the north,

That see Boötes urge his tardy wain.”


Thomson: Winter, 834–5.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Boom-Passenger (A)
Boon Companion (A)
Boot
Boot-jack
Boots
Boots (an instrument of torture)
Boots
Boots
Boots at an Inn
Bootless Errand
Boötes (Bo-o-tees)
Booth
Boozy
Bor (in Norfolk)
Borachio
Borak
Bord Halfpenny
Bordarii
Border (The)
Border Minstrel
Border States (The)

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