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2009-03-04 06:30:00

Sweden's ozone layer was thicker in February that it has been in decades, according to a report released Tuesday from the Swedish Meteorological Institute (SMHI). The measurements show a dramatic reversal from last year, when the ozone layer was the second-thinnest on record. The institute obtained measurements in February at its station in Norrkoeping, near Stockholm, which showed the ozone layer was 426 Dobson units (DU), the thickest since recordings began there in 1988.  And a record...


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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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