(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. sphere, globe; orbit, circuit.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. sphere, globe, ball; see circle 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
sphere, spheroid, globe, ball, heavenly body, celestial body, moon.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An organ of vision: eye. See SEE. 2. Archaic. A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this: band1, circle, circuit, disk, gyre, ring1, wheel. See GEOMETRY.

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