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Definition: (adjective) Hanging down; projecting.
Synonyms: dangling, overhanging, suspended
Usage: An examination of the cave revealed nothing but hundreds of
sleeping bats pendent from the ceiling.
This Day in History
America Online to Buy Time Warner (2000)
America Online (AOL) is an immensely successful proprietary online
service provider with an international presence and approximately
30 million customers. Its 2000 purchase of Time Warner for $162 billion
represents the biggest corporate merger to date. The merger is retrospectively
regarded as a disaster, however, and symptomatic of the nature of
business in the internet bubble. More...
Stephen Ambrose (1936)
A professor of history and a specialist in the mid 20th century, Ambrose
gained fame for his biographies of Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon
as well as for numerous bestselling books about WWII, such as Citizen
Soldiers and D-Day. His works inspired a renewed interest in the sacrifices
of American soldiers and families during that period and culminated
in films such as Saving Private Ryan. More...
of the Day
Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.