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Orts

Crumbs; refuse. (Low German, ort- i.e. what is left after eating.) I shall not eat your orts - i.e. your leavings. “Let him have time a beggar's orts to crave.” Shakespeare: …

Origin of Earth

Earth, along with the other planets, is believed to have been born 4.5 billion years ago as a solidified cloud of dust and gases left over from the creation of the Sun. For perhaps 500 millio…

Earth's Atmosphere

The thin blanket of atmosphere that envelops Earth extends several hundred miles into space. From sea level—the very bottom of the ocean of air—to a height of about 60 mi, the air…

Places to See Before They Disappear

Endangered travel destinations around the world by Elizabeth Olson Glacier National Park Related Links Distinctive Destinations in the U.S. Ex…

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