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Stargazer  n.  
One who gazes at the stars; an astrologer; sometimes, in derision or contempt, an astronomer.
(Zool.) Any one of several species of spiny-rayed marine fishes belonging to Uranoscopus, Astroscopus, and allied genera, of the family Uranoscopidae. The common species of the Eastern United States are Astroscopus anoplus, and Astroscopus guttatus. So called from the position of the eyes, which look directly upward.

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"Stargazer" Quotes from Famous Books

... everlasting staring! This it is that leads us astray. That old stargazer, with whom Aesop has made us acquainted, deserved, indeed, to fall into the well, no less for his profanity than his stupidity. Yet this same star-gazing it is that we miscall reflection. Thus, in our blank wonder at Nature, in our naked analysis ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859 • Various

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