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This week's theme: words related to number 12, to mark the 12th anniversary of the founding of Wordsmith.org.
dodecagon (do-DEK-uh-gon) noun
A polygon having 12 sides and 12 angles.
[From Greek dodekagonon, from dodeka- (twelve), duo (two) + deka (ten) + -gon (angled).]
The Australian 50-cent coin is a regular dodecagon.
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"And probably they will build a new Court 1 here at Wimbledon, a huge thing that will appear to be a second Centre Court, complete with the dark green, Elizabethan-theater look of the present Centre Court, with its dodecagon roof, built in 1922." John Jeansonne Wimbledon: It's Back To The Future; Newsday (New York); Jun 28, 1993.
A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman. -Wallace Stevens, poet (1879-1955)
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