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2005-10-03 07:09:53

MADRID, Spain -- Thousands of people across Portugal and Spain donned protective eyeglasses Monday to watch a rare and spectacular type of eclipse, which dimmed the Iberian peninsula beginning around 10 a.m. In Madrid, entire families and groups of enthusiasts met at the city's planetarium beneath a cloudless sky to watch the eclipse directly or on a giant television screen. The event began with the moon taking a bite off the top of the sun. During an annular eclipse, the moon masks the sun...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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