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Plautus

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"The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money."

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scales

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mechanical drawing - One made with scales, rulers, and compasses. More...

ctenoid - Means "resembling a thin-toothed comb"—like the scales of some fish. More...

level - Based on Latin libella, a diminutive of libra, "balance; scales." More...

scab - First pertained to any skin disease in which pustules or scales were formed, and is from Old Norse skabbr, "crust over a wound." More...

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Historical Events for 20th January 2019

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1523 - Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
1866 - Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends
1949 - 1st inaugural parade televised, for Harry Truman, watched by 10 million people
1949 - J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
1972 - Six oil exporting countries conclude meetings with Western oil companies; an agreement is reached to raise the price of crude
1973 - A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)
1986 - Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Channel)
1987 - 8th ACE Cable Awards: Ted Turner wins the Golden CableACE
1990 - 47th Golden Globes: "Born on the Fouth of July", Tom Cruise, and Michelle Pfeiffer win
1995 - "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 performances

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