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1. A list of those who have died during a specific period.
2. An obituary.
ETYMOLOGY:From Greek necro- (dead) + -logy (account). Earliest documented use: 1728.
USAGE:"The fare structure is one reason Independence Air has joined a necrology of low-cost carriers that stretches over four decades."
Marc Fisher; We Loved That Airline To Death; Washington Post; Jan 5, 2006.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)
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