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(16 Aug. 2010) --- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer, enters the Quest airlock of the International Space Station as the session of extravehicular activity (EVA) draws to a close. During the...
Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.

- Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885), French poet, dramatist, novelist.
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