(s?"n?-sh?r s?n"?-sh?r; 277), n. [L. Cynosura theconstellation Cynosure, Gr. dog's tail, the constellation Cynosure; , , dog + o'yra` tail. SeeCynic.] 1. The constellation of the Lesser Bear (Ursa Minor), to which, as containing the polar star, the eyes of mariners and travelers were often directed.
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2. That which serves to direct. Southey.
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3. Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction.
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Where perhaps some beauty lies,
The cynosure of neighboring eyes.
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