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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Argonaut  \Ar"go*naut\,  n. 
  One  of  those  who  went  to  California  in  search  of  gold  shortly 
  after  it  was  discovered  there  in  1848.  [U.  S.]  --Bret  Harte. 
 
  The  ``Argonauts  of  '49''  were  a  strong,  self-reliant, 
  generous  body  of  men.  --D.  S. 
  Jordan. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Argonaut  \Ar"go*naut\,  n.  [L.  Argonauta,  Gr  ?;  ?  +  ?  sailor,  ? 
  ship.  See  {Argo}.] 
  1.  Any  one  of  the  legendary  Greek  heroes  who  sailed  with 
  Jason,  in  the  Argo,  in  quest  of  the  Golden  Fleece. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  cephalopod  of  the  genus  Argonauta. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  argonaut 
  n  1:  someone  engaged  in  a  dangerous  but  potentially  rewarding 
  adventure 
  2:  (classical  mythology)  one  of  the  heroes  who  sailed  with 
  Jason  on  the  Argo  in  search  of  the  Golden  Fleece  [syn:  {Argonaut}] 




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