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Galaxy

(The). The “Milky Way.” A long white luminous track of stars which seems to encompass the heavens like a girdle. According to classic fable, it is the path to the palace of Zeus (1 syl.) or Jupiter. (Greek, gala, milk, genitive, galaktos.)

A galaxy of beauty.
A cluster, assembly, or coterie of handsome women.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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