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The Witch and the Skeleton Spectre

The Witch and the Skeleton Spectre

Release Date: April 7, 2014 Topics: NAC, Named Craters, Scarps Date acquired: February 25, 2012 Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 238701357 Image ID: 1441474 Instrument: Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) of the Mercury...
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choke-pear
  • A kind of pear that has a rough astringent taste.
  • Anything that stops the mouth; an unanswerable argument; an aspersion or a sarcasm by which a person is put to silence.
'Choke-pear' referring to the fruit was coined around 1530, says the OED. The figurative sense originated around 1573.
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Although we humans tend to abhor chaos and avoid it whenever possible, nature uses chaos in remarkable ways to create new entities, shape events, and hold the Universe together.

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