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2009-04-21 17:25:34

The U.S. National Geodetic Survey says the monument marking the spot where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet is 2 1/2 miles from where it belongs. The National Geodetic Survey said the location of the Four Corners was determined to be at 109 degrees west longitude and 37 degrees north latitude during the 1868 survey of Colorado's southern boundary line but due to surveying errors, the monument was installed at 109 02 42.62019 west longitude and 36 59 56.31532 north latitude, 2 1/2...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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