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Argosy, as used by Shakespeare (e.g., in King Henry VI, Part 3, Act 2, Scene VI; in the Merchant of Venice, Act 1, Scene III; and in the Taming of the Shrew, Act 2, Scene I), means a flotilla of merchant ships. It is derived from the 16th century city Ragusa, now Dubrovnik, in Croatia, a major shipping power of the day and entered the language through the Italian "ragusea," meaning a Ragusan ship. The word bears no relation to the ship Argo from Greek mythology (Jason and the Argonauts). Since "argosy" and "odyssey" sound alike and both refer to ships or voyage by ship ("odyssey" refers to Odysseus' journey, not to his ship, which goes unnamed in Homer's Odyssey), occasionally "argosy" is misused as a synonym for "odyssey," namely as an adventure. The 1940s adventure magazine Argosy fixed that association in many minds. Henry VI Part III is the third of William Shakespeares plays set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England, and prepares the ground for one of his best-known and most controversial plays: the tragedy of King Richard III (Richard III of England). ... Shylock and Jessica by Maurycy Gottlieb (1856-1879) The Merchant of Venice is a famous comedy (note: at the time the play was written, comedy had a very different meaning; see Shakespearean comedies) by William Shakespeare, written at an uncertain date between 1594 and 1597. ... Nickname: 1995 map of Dubrovnik The location of Dubrovnik within Croatia Coordinates: , Country County Government  - Mayor Dubravka Å uica (HDZ) Area  - City 143. ... The Argo, painting by Lorenzo Costa In Greek mythology, the Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece. ...

Argosy was an American pulp magazine, considered to be the first pulp magazine, published by Frank Munsey. ... Named for the earlier 3 engined biplane airliner of Imperial Airways, the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was a high winged 4 engined transport aircraft supplied to the Royal Air Force and a number of civil operators. ... The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was a British post-war military transport/cargo aircraft. ... The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was a British post-war military transport/cargo aircraft. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... A travel trailer or caravan is a trailer towed behind a road vehicle (or even a horse) to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable, sheltered and protected than a tent (although there are fold-down tent trailers [1]) . It provides the means for people to have their... “RV” redirects here. ... 1966 Airstream Overlander International Airstream is a brand of recreational vehicle manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio. ... Argosy Gaming Company NYSE: AGY is an Alton, Illinois based casino operator. ... Since its inception in 1976 as the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University/Chicago is committed to a practitioner model of professional training, which integrates theory and practice. ... Escape Velocity Nova (EV Nova or EVN) is a computer game by Ambrosia Software, in collaboration with ATMOS. It is the third game in the Escape Velocity series. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...

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Fool.com: Argosy Gaming Co. (Daily Double) August 9, 1999 (1014 words)
Argosy Gaming operates five riverboat casinos in the middle of the country.
Argosy's Lawrenceburg boat (serving the Cincinnati market) is the largest revenue producing riverboat in the domestic gaming industry.
From an earnings standpoint, Argosy is expected to earn $0.92 per share this year and another $1.31 per share in the year 2000 as the positive effects from its financial restructuring start to really hit the bottom line.
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