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2007-07-09 06:20:00

A wildfire that spread to more than 3,500 acres Sunday was inching closer to Kitt Peak National Observatory and churning across a mountain range the Tohono O'odham consider to be sacred.

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2005-06-17 14:24:54

The National Science Foundation agreed to halt construction of a $13 million mountainside telescope complex after an American Indian tribe filed a federal lawsuit claiming the site is sacred.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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