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vacation

1. The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.

2. Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure. It was not in his nature, however, at least till years had chastened it, to take any vacation from controversy. (Palfrey) Hence, specifically: - Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess. With lawyers in the vacation.

The intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation.

The time when an office is vacant; especially.

The time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant.

Origin: F, fr. L. Vacatio a being free from a duty, service, etc, fr. Vacare. See Vacate.


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Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian!

... necessarily true everywhere. *insert animal* also lived in era/region, and there it happened to need no improvements, so natural selection took a vacation." I don't understand why there couldn't be two simultaneous chains of evolution, independent of each other, in different parts of the ...

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by Steiner
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian!
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... than claiming all sorts of possibilities, let's listen to what Dr. Lee said, and ask Biology_Online for their belated response. Sometimes I take vacations and don't login for DAYS. Sometimes I'm even in such a rush to go on said vacation that I fail to log myself out. For a bunch of scientists, ...

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by etumukutenyak
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:11 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... has been no explanation. There has been no apology. It's been about two days. Therefore, it's hard to believe it was a hack. Sometimes I take vacations and don't login for DAYS. Sometimes I'm even in such a rush to go on said vacation that I fail to log myself out. For a bunch of scientists, ...

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by marybioonline
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:03 am
 
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Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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Washed up on the beach - Can anyone identify?

My family and I were on vacation at the beach (Myrtle Beach, SC, US), and found this washed up on the beach. Does anyone have any idea what this is?

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by cjohnson
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:35 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Washed up on the beach - Can anyone identify?
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Vitamin b12 and D deficiency, remedies?

... UV rays hitting exposed skin. And if you are in the North where sunshine is scarce during the winter months, a good lamp is a necessity (or a vacation to a sunny destination). Also, vitamin D can be stored in the liver, and if you get your quota of sunshine during the summer months, it should ...

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by kolean
Thu May 13, 2010 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vitamin b12 and D deficiency, remedies?
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