Named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants.

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The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship. A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.


Fear of dirt

Bronx cheer

A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt.

Altocumulus cloud

Gray or white layer of patches of solid cloud with rounded shapes.

Lenticular Cloud

Lenticular clouds are only seen around mountains. These strange clouds are easy to spot, because they look like flying saucers or a stack of pancakes. Their most interesting characteristic is that they don't move. Winds blow right through them, while other clouds are swept away.


The point in the Moon’s orbit that is farthest from Earth.

Cirrocumulus cloud

Thin cloud that appears as small "cotton patches."

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