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  • n. person or thing without a shadow
  • n. person or thing found close to the Equator

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Ascii.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who casts no shadow at noon.


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From Latin ascius ("without shadow"), from Ancient Greek ἄσκιος (askios, "without shadow"), from ἀ- (a-, "not") + σκιά (skia, "shadow")



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