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Can moles see?

March 18, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Default

Whether ordinary moles can see has been a debatable question for centuries and is not yet finally settled. In his Vulgar Errors (1646) Sir Thomas Browne took considerable pains to disprove the popular notion that moles have no eyes and are totally blind. Although he admitted that these subterranean creatures “do not distinctly see,” he …

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Why is a quarter called “two bits”?

March 17, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Default

In England bit has been applied to small coins for centuries. The term at one time was thieves’ slang for money in general. Thomas Dekkar so used it in A Knight’s Conjuring: Jests to Make You Merie, first printed in 1607. Later bit was applied to any small coin, especially to the smallest coin in …

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