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Hogshead

1 hogshead=63 gallons

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    November

    From the Latin word novem, "nine," because this had been the ninth month of the early Roman calendar.

    Opposition

    The Moon or a planet appears on the opposite side of the sky from the Sun (elongation 180°).

    Fathom

    1 fathom=2 yards=6 feet

    Bronx cheer

    A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt.

    December

    From the Latin word decem, "ten," because this had been the tenth month of the early Roman calendar.

    Iowa

    The state of Iowa may have received its name from a Native American word meaning "beautiful land."

    Solstice

    Summer: The Sun reaches its greatest declination (231⁄2°) north of the celestial equator. Winter: The Sun reaches its greatest declination (231⁄2°) south of the celestial equator.


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