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2010-06-03 06:05:00

Scientists recently announced that a 40-pound ancient meteorite has been discovered in north central Oregon. According to researchers studying the stone, the rock found in a ditch along a stretch of road is from outer space and traveled across millions of miles and billions of years to reach Earth. Donald Wesson and his wife Debbie picked up the cone-shaped meteorite during the fall of 1999 as they drove through Oregon's wheat country on their way home to Washington.  This is the fifth...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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