plural noun British.
years of economic hardship.
Words To Remember Every 13 Years Or So
A vociferous buzz is radiating throughout parts of the United States and making the news. From the brilliant first light of day to the still and dark of night, a serenade is being sung – a mating call thirteen years in the making. Millions of cicadas have come up from their underground bedrooms after completing a very long incubation period. Unlike the annual cicada, this …
Where will Los Angeles be in 50 million years? Beijing?
Where would you have lived 200 million years ago? And will your descendants in Los Angeles or Bangkok live in Amasia instead of Asia or North America? Maybe you’ve heard of Pangaea – the theoretical supercontinent that existed 200–300 million years ago and consisted of all the landmasses pushed together. Coined by Alfred Wegener in 1927, “Pangaea“ means “entire earth” in Greek. Wegener’s theory of …
Origin of locust years
First recorded in 1948; coined by Winston Churchill (on the basis of the Bible verse Joel 2:25) to describe the years 1931–35 in Britain
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