Charless Wain

Charles's Wain

(?). [Charles + wain; cf. AS. Carles wn (for wgn), Sw. karlvagnen, Dan. karlsvogn. See Churl, and Wain.] (Astron.) The group of seven stars, commonly called the Big Dipper, in the constellation Ursa Major, or Great Bear. See Ursa major, under Ursa.
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The name is sometimes also applied to the Constellation.
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