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  • If those ran dry, I returned to the children's encyclopedia, not just to reread poetry which seemed to be how I had learned to think and speak, but also munching my way through the listings from aardvark to zyzygy.

    Books Are The Love Of Strangers

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  • In an old, unabridged Webster's dictionary, "zyzygy" is defined as all of the planets having moved to the same general location in the sky. However, it has become close to impossible to find the word, "zyzygy," defined by anybody anymore. "Syzygy" is much easier to find and it is defined as just 3 planets or celestial bodies (such as the sun, moon, and Earth) in a straight line.

    September 19, 2011

  • Zyzygy is the term for an astronomical event when 3 planets all line up, as in a spoke sticking out from the Sun.

    April 2, 2009

  • Did you mean syzygy?

    December 28, 2006