Uranian n.

a native or inhabitant of Uranus


  • 1834 J. Chickering Heavenly Bodies Inhabited in Scientific Tracts and Family Lyceum 1 Sept. 137 page image

    [I]f, according to the common idea, the solar rays, by their constant divergency, lose their intensity in the ratio of the square of the distances [...] the Saturnians or Uranians must have superior acuteness of vision,—they must have cat’s eyes.

  • 1870 R. A. Proctor Other Worlds than Ours vii. 168

    The year of the Uranians lasts 84 of our years.

  • 1937 ‘E. Binder’ Blue Beam of Pestilence in Amazing Stories Dec. 117/2 page image

    We have busied ourselves…promoting the migrations of the Uranians to other planets in an attempt to save them from annihilation.

  • 1941 Cosmic Stories Mar.

    You forget, doctor, that it’s not rightfully yours, either. You stole it from that Uranian prince.

  • 1952 E. E. Smith Tea Tray in the Sky in Galaxy Sept. 111/2 page image Evelyn E. Smith bibliography

    Mercurians, seventy-eighth floor. A group Vegans, fourteenth floor right…. Uranians, basement.

  • 1996 K. S. Robinson Blue Mars 431 Kim Stanley Robinson

    For the Uranians this freedom was worth more than light or gravity.

  • 2010 J. Culberson Quroak xix. 194

    How far advanced are the Uranians over us in physics and engineering to pull off something like this?

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antedating 1834

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