Circumpolar star Reference Libraries
Circumpolar Star -- Circumpolar stars are those stars which are located near the poles of the celestial sphere. As the Earth rotates, the sky appears to rotate; and most stars will be hidden below the horizon at some point in their circular paths. A circumpolar star is near enough to the celestial pole that it will never go under the horizon. It will therefore be visibile for all the night,...
- Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
- To fire mitraille at.