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POLE. A measure of length, equal to five yards and a half. Vide Measure.

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REFLOATED: The Pole Star struck an embankment and was grounded at the entrance to the harbour.
Try to find the Pole Star, using those pointers as a guide, and you instantly know which direction is north.
I focus on the Pole Star, called in Sanskrit dhruva 'firm, fixed'.
Therefore, during measurements at the North Pole with a vertical detector, or with collimator-equipped detectors aimed at the Sun or at the Pole Star in Puschino, that is both detectors cannot depend upon Earth diurnal rotation, there was an absolute synchronism of the histogram shape change with histogram shape changes in Antarctic.
Exploring what astronomic lore has to say about 15,000 BC, in the Paleolithic era when Deneb, the brightest star in Cygnus, was the Pole Star, The Cygnus Mystery probes the roots of the amazing physical and neurological transformation in humanity from beasts to fully conscious and complex psychological beings, a metamorphosis that happened almost overnight in geological terms.
Nearby is Ursa Minor, the stars of my mother who pointed out the pole star to me as a marker so I would never lose my way.
We can use the Plough to find the Pole Star by using the pointer stars.
And they found the Pole Star by the patterns of stars rather than their rotation.