American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A system consisting of a concave spherical mirror and a transparent plate of glass at its center of curvature, used in reflecting telescopes to offset spherical aberration and coma.
- After Bernhard Voldemar Schmidt (1879-1935), Estonian-born German optical scientist. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“CARRIE JOHNSON: Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana is only 25 years old, but over the course of his relatively short life, he allegedly killed five people in his role as a traveling evangelist for MS-13, the Mara Salvatrucha gang.”
“Those whom Saddam shielded from sanctions, the so-called Umana Saddam Saddam’s Faithful, were not always relatives of Saddam or even Sunnis.”
“JOHNSON: Umana, a citizen of El Salvador, is beginning to work on his death penalty appeal and waiting to get new lawyers to help with a process that could take years to resolve.”
“JOHNSON: Police captured Umana a few days later and arrested him on state charges in North Carolina.”
“Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana has an unfortunate claim on history.”
“JOHNSON: But then the federal authorities entered the picture, taking over the state case and finding three other murders Umana allegedly committed.”
“Ms. ROSE: Mr. Umana stood up, pulled a Ruger 45 semi-automatic pistol out of his waist and blasted away there in the middle of this busy restaurant.”
“For the last few months, Umana has been living on federal death row in Indiana.”
“Vasquez served time for the weapons and an assault charge, Maloney said, but had been out of jail 33 days before killing Umana.”
“The murder last year shocked residents, in part because it began harmlessly enough -- a 21-year-old man, Edwin Umana, calling out to women on a porch as he walked by a house -- and ended up with a half-dozen gang members chasing Umana down the street and assaulting him, according to police accounts.”
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