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A satellite of Uranus discovered in 1851, the twelfth closest to the planet and the fourth largest, with a diameter of 721 miles (1,160 km)
2A series of six American and British satellites devoted to studies of the ionosphere and X-ray astronomy (1962–79)
Named after a fairy or spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
A gazelle found in the Middle East and North Africa.
- ‘The dorcas or ariel gazelle is less than 60 centimetres tall.’
- ‘Within the desert reside the light-brown, familiar gazelle known as the Dorcas, or Ariel Gazelle.’
- ‘We halted at Soojalup for the night: here for the first time I saw the beautiful antelope known by the Arabs as the Ariel (Gazelle Dama).’
Mid 19th century: from Arabic ῾ aryal.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.