Franks, in 1878, considered epsilon (ε this star Alioth ) the lucida , and that the sequence was epsilon (ε this star Alioth ), eta (η Alkaid ), zeta (ζ Mizar ), alpha (α Dubhe ), beta (β Merak ), gamma (γ Phecda ). Description. the act of a person who encloses something in or as if in a casing or covering, a school giving instruction in one or more of the fine or dramatic arts, a comic character, usually masked, dressed in multicolored, diamond-patterned tights, and carrying a wooden sword or magic wand, 1720–30;