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2008-10-05 12:00:04

The father of a measurement known as the "Smoot" returned Saturday to be honored at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Cambridge school where he and his fraternity brothers invented it 50 years ago.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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