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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyades  \Hy"a*des\,  Hyads  \Hy"ads\,  n.pl.  [L.  Hyades,  Gr  ?.] 
  (Astron.) 
  A  cluster  of  five  stars  in  the  face  of  the  constellation 
  Taurus,  supposed  by  the  ancients  to  indicate  the  coming  of 
  rainy  weather  when  they  rose  with  the  sun. 
 
  Thro'  scudding  drifts  the  rainy  Hyaned  Vext  the  dim 
  sea.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hyades 
  n  :  (Greek  mythology)  7  daughters  of  Atlas  and  half-sisters  of 
  the  Pleiades;  they  nurtured  the  infant  Dionysus  and  Zeus 
  placed  them  among  the  stars  as  a  reward  [syn:  {Hyades}] 




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