Chandler-period



the period of the oscillation (Chandler wobble) of the earth’s axis, varying between 416 and 433 days.

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    a person who makes or sells candles and sometimes other items of tallow or wax, as soap. a dealer or trader in supplies, provisions, etc., of a specialized type: a ship chandler. a retailer of provisions, groceries, etc. Charles Frederick, 1836–1925, U.S. scientist, educator, and public-health expert. Raymond (Thornton) 1888–1959, U.S. writer of detective novels. […]

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