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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 239 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AQUARIUS (the " Water-bearer " or " Cup-bearer "), in astronomy, the eleventh sign of the zodiac (q.v.), situated between Capricornus and Pisces. Its symbol is =, representing part of a stream of water, probably in allusion to the fact that when the sun is in this part of the heavens (January, February) the weather is rainy. It is also a constellation mentioned by Eudoxus (4th century B.C.) and Aratus (3rd century s.c.); Ptolemy catalogued forty-five stars, Tycho Brahe forty-one, Hevelius forty-seven. Aquarii is a well-defined binary, having both components of the fourth magnitude; it is probably of long period.
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AQUARIUM (plural aquaria)
AQUATINT (Lat. aqua, water, and tincta, dyed)

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