a 3000-mile (4800-km) wide dark region that separates the middle and outermost rings of the planet Saturn.
The large gap between Saturn’s two most prominent rings (the outer A ring and middle B ring), appearing as a dark void but actually containing small amounts of opaque material. It is formed as a result of particles being removed from the area by the gravitational pull of Mimas, one of the smaller of Saturn’s moons. The division is named after the Italian astronomer, Giovanni D. Cassini (1625-1712), who discovered it in 1675.
Flavius Magnus Aurelius, died a.d. 575, Roman statesman and writer. Historical Examples Few documents that Cassiodorus could have handed down to posterity would have been more valuable. The Letters of Cassiodorus Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator) We can go at once to the fountain-head for information as to the character of Cassiodorus. Theodoric the […]
crème de cassis. (italics) French. a black currant. a brandy distilled from black currants. Historical Examples The entire account of this cassis was interpolated by Linnus in the pages of his amanuensis. The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society – Vol. 4 Various I never so much as looked on them as men—not […]
Kassite. a member of an ancient people related to the Elamites, who ruled Babylonia from c1650 to c1100 b.c. Historical Examples With the kings of the Cassite dynasty Ramman seems to be popular. Sumerian Hymns Frederick Augustus Vanderburgh We may therefore embrace the period of Hammurabi and his successors, down through the rule of the […]
a brown or black mineral, tin dioxide, SnO 2 , that crystallizes in the tetragonal system; tinstone: the principal ore of tin. Historical Examples The tin occurs in the form of cassiterite, and is found chiefly in or near the crystalline rocks, especially the granite. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4 Various Our […]