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colure

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Noun
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co=lure

CIDE DICTIONARY

coluren. [F. colure, L. coluri, pl., fr. Gr. ko`loyros dock-tailed, a"i ko`loyroi (sc. grammai` lines) the colures; fr. ko`los docked, stunted + o'yra` tail. So named because a part is always beneath the horizon.].
     One of two great circles intersecting at right angles in the poles of the equator. One of them passes through the equinoctial points, and hence is denominated the equinoctial colure; the other intersects the equator at the distance of 90solstitial colure.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thrice the equinoctial line
    He circled; four times crossed the car of night
    From pole to pole, traversing each colure.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

colure, n. Astron. either of two great circles intersecting at right angles at the celestial poles and passing through the ecliptic at either the equinoxes or the solstices.

Etymology
ME f. LL colurus f. Gk kolouros truncated

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