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1. A payment; a tribute; something paid or given. The stomach's pension, and the time's expense. (Sylvester)

2. A stated allowance to a person in consideration of past services; payment made to one retired from service, on account of age, disability, or other cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers killed in service, or to meritorious authors, or the like. To all that kept the city pensions and wages. (1 Esd. Iv. 56)

3. A certain sum of money paid to a clergyman in lieu of tithes.

4. [F, pronounced] A boarding house or boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.

Origin: F, fr. L. Pensio a paying, payment, fr. Pendere, pensum, to weight, to pay; akin to pendre to hang. See Pendant, and cf. Spend.

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... gets shorter. 3. Our reliance on technology increases constantly. It seems that a few hundred years from now people will have no idea what pens and paper are. How many people under 40 know how to use a logarithmic ruler today? Now, for the sake of the argument, let’s say tomorrow we permanently ...

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by Cat
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 2 Basic Questions
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Name a random science fact!

... - Normal pens don't work out of space because of the gravity. - 50,000 - 100,000 L of water is required overall to be used just for 1kg of beef. Source: http://www.clw.csiro.au/issues/water/water_for_food.html ...

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by g0ld3n88
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name a random science fact!
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my biology teacher -_-!

Hehe the past year I used to use colorful pens with a very beautiful smell and very colorful notes and butterflies and things like that so every time I want to study I open the note book and I start smelling the perfumes and forget about the exam ...

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by Tamaroshka
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my biology teacher -_-!
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Plate tectonic activity ideas

... setup that would fit in the kind of container that you can have access to/easily work with. But I guess in a smaller setting the outside bodies of pens and a few paper clips for the feet and handle should work. No possibilities of Barbie slaughtering that I can see here though

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by canalon
Wed May 06, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plate tectonic activity ideas
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Future Human Evolution

... but can also have insulin treatment - that's all evolution needs. The evolutionary pressure would surely become all the different if all insulin pens suddenly disappeared! Natural selection still works: those of us (or those of our genes) who can have offspring that can have offspring prevail, ...

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by biohazard
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
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