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Gardom’s Edge Monolith Thought To Be Astronomically Aligned
2012-03-27 04:20:01

Researchers at the Nottingham Trent University have gathered new evidence that a 4000-year-old monolith was aligned to be an astronomical marker. The 2.2 meter high monument, located in the Peak District National Park, has a striking, right-angled triangular shape that slants up towards geographic south. The orientation and inclination of the slope is aligned to the altitude of the Sun at mid-summer. The researchers believe that the monolith was set in place to give symbolic meaning to the...

2009-06-16 05:00:00

Auto Insurance Company will Cover the Service Charges on Monolith Festival Presale Tickets SAN FRANCISCO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, announced it will pay the service charges associated with all Esurance Early Bird two-day tickets to the 2009 Monolith Festival presented by Esurance. Tickets will be sold exclusively online beginning today. More information can be found at: http://esurance.com/monolith "Esurance wants to show our...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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