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2007-12-05 09:00:06

By A.J. Hostetler, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Dec. 5--Astronaut Leland Melvin is getting some down time with his family as preparations continue for his launch aboard the shuttle Atlantis tomorrow afternoon. Melvin's sister, Cathy Clarke of Rustburg, said yesterday that she was looking forward to a family-only gathering at a barbecue dinner last night in Florida. Today, relatives will enjoy their last visit with Melvin before the launch from Kennedy Space Center. . . . The...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.