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Venus

Although Venus is Earth's closest neighbor, very little is known about the planet because it is permanently covered by thick clouds. In 1962, Soviet and American space probes, coupled with…

Venus

Love; the goddess of love; courtship. Copper was called Venus by the alchemists. (See Aphrodite) “Venus smiles not in a house of tears.” Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, iv.l. Ven…

Venus

Venus is often called Earth's twin because the two planets are close in size, but that's the only similarity. The thick clouds that cover Venus create a greenhouse effect that keeps it sizzli…

Venus Williams

Venus Williams dominated women's tennis in 2000, winning singles titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Sydney Olympics, and winning doubles titles at Wimbledon and Sydney with her younger sister …

Venus Anadyomene

(6 syl.). Venus rising from the sea, accompanied by dolphins. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Venus GenetrixVenus A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O…

Venus Victrix

Venus, as goddess of victory, represented on numerous Roman coins. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Venus de MedicisVenus Genetrix A B C D E F G H I J…

Venus Genetrix

Worshipped at Rome, especially on April day, as the mother of AEneas, and patroness of the Julian race. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Venus VictrixVenus An…

Venus of Cnidus

The undraped statue of Praxiteles (4 syl.) purchased by the ancient Cnidians, who refused to part with it, although Nicomedes, King of Bithynia, offered to pay off their national debt as a …

Venus Williams

Venus WilliamsBorn: June 17, 1980Tennis won career doubles grand slam with sister Serena; winner of 3 Wimbledon (2000,01,05) and 2 U.S. Open (2000, 01) singles titles; 2000 Olympic singles and…

Cnidian Venus

(The) The exquisite statue of Venus or Aphroditê by Praxitelês, placed in the temple of Venus, at Cnidus. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894CoCneph A…