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2010-05-11 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsters have long haunted children's dreams, and battling them has been the stuff of myth and legend for centuries. Now, from Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers, comes Monster Slayers, an action-packed, suspense-filled novel that will keep kids on the edge of their seats. This page-turning adventure is a companion to the New York Times best-selling A Practical Guide to Monsters. Like their young readers, the characters consult A...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Perseus Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 03h; Declination: +45; Source: Greek Mythology Perseus was the son of the Greek god Zeus and the mortal princess Danae. Perseus' grandfather, Acrisius, the king of Argos, was warned by an oracle that he would be killed by his grandson. Acrisius locked his daughter Danae in a dungeon to prevent her bearing a child. Zeus found a way into her dungeon disguised as a shower of gold. When the child Perseus...

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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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