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the constellation Ursa Minor, containing the Pole Star;
anything that guides or directs; a focal point of attention, interest, or admiration

[ SIGH-nuh-sure or SIN-uh-sure ]


Sightings:

Round and round the tail of the dog

Naming the stars
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Blessing the family bees
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A most popular boat
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Subterranean chambers and truculent waterfalls
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Pictures of an exposition

Companion to a star
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Flirting at the spa

What has more status than a Mercedes?
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Prince of the hut
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Sailing by church light

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