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palindrome (PAL-in-droam) noun

1. A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.
For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!

2. A segment of double-stranded DNA in which the nucleotide sequence of one strand reads in reverse order to that of the complementary strand.

[From Greek palindromos, running back again, recurring : palin, again + dromos, a running.]


This is a Palindromic URL:
http://wordsmith.org/words/sdrow/gro.htimsdrow//:ptth

"Dave Otto of the Cubs and Robb Nen of the Marlins pitched in Tuesday's game at Wrigley Field, the first game to feature two palindrome pitchers."
Madam, I'm Adam, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7 Aug 1994.

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Do not keep the slanderer away, / treat him with affection and honour: / Body and soul, he scours all clean, / babbling about this and that. -Kabir, medieval mystic poet (late 15th century)


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