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  • Astronomer comes from the Latin word astra, which means stars; and astronomers are men who study the stars, and tell us about them.

    The Story of My Life

  • Yes Landies do look militaristc - thats because the military found that they are a bloody great piece of kit that will go anywhere, carry people and equipment where you want it and won’t need the RAC on standby every 5k miles unlike an astra, which is why it was adopted as the main workhorse.

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  • Can I put Lindsay in front of "ad astra" and have it grammatically correct, or does it come after it?

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  • I've become fond of the phrase "ad astra", which means "to the stars" in Latin.

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  • We all see the public Newt, the Newt that insulted Ronald Reagan, the Newt who was fined for his unethical congressional behavior, the Newt that's a Washington insider, the Newt who asked his second wife for an open marriage with his third, the Newt who took money from Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac ad astra.

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  • Give me a diesel astra anyday or a scooby doo van as they seem to spend more time on the road than those gucci motors that the force garage cannot fix and few can drive.

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  • I think te latin ou were looking for was Per Adua ad astra!

    Constellation Status Update - NASA Watch

  • Non est ad astra mollis e terris via, but you helped pave the way, Mel.

    Mel Averner - NASA Watch

  • Sic itur ad astra = Latin for "thus you shall go to the stars".

    Boing Boing

  • They range from upscale hotels with stunning views of the lagoon such as the Astra Apartments & Suites (www. astra.gr) to older, view-less inns for as little as $50 a night.

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  • Zeneca want a cracker?

    August 9, 2008

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    August 9, 2008

  • And if I had a couple of drug companies, logos, I'd call one Pretty and the other Polly.

    August 9, 2008

  • Why should Astra Zeneca be limited to a drug company in England? If I had a pair of pet parrots, I would call one, Astra, and the other, Zeneca.

    August 9, 2008

  • Moon, star.

    July 15, 2008