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An indication of painful flexion of the spine in which it is necessary to support a sitting position by extending the arms behind the torso and placing its weight on the hands.
The 13th Zodiac Sign: OphiuchusWhether or not you believe that the sun, moon, stars, and planets have any bearing on your personality, you probably know what your astrological sign is. But have you heard of Ophiuchus? Some astrologers consider it to be the 13th astrological sign.
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