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This week's theme: words with built-in definite articles.
azimuth (AZ-uh-muhth) noun
The horizontal angle to an object, measured clockwise from a fixed reference point, usually north or south.
[From French azimut, from Latin azimut, from Arabic al-sumut, from al (the) + samt (way).]
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-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The company's unique medium-gain antenna finds and tracks the satellite in azimuth, electronically." Dan Fales; Sky high; Motor Boating & Sailing; Feb 1997.
If one sins against the laws of proportion and gives something too big to something too small to carry it -- too big sails to too small a ship, too big meals to too small a body, too big powers to too small a soul -- the result is bound to be a complete upset. In an outburst of hubris the overfed body will rush into sickness, while the jack-in-office will rush into the unrighteousness that hubris always breeds. -Plato, philosopher (427-347 BCE)
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