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2012-01-13 17:31:29

Jan Davis is a former American astronaut and a veteran of three space flights. She was born Nancy Jan Smotherman on November 1, 1953 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated from Huntsville High School in 1971. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1975 and another in mechanical...

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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