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Old 07-06-2014, 07:38 AM   #58
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An additional term applied to sappers of the British Indian Army was 'Miner'...

Sapir (סַפִּיר = in the masoretic text) / Sapphiros (in the Septuagint) - despite appearing to refer to Sapphire, Sapphire was essentially unknown before the era of the Roman Empire and its use in Greek texts is believed to be a mere transliteration of the Hebrew. Once it became more known, it was treated as merely being a form of hyacinth or of jacinth.. It is more likely that the term Sapir referred to a mineral of similar colour to Sapphires, and that the name gradually came to refer to the latter mineral, on account of its colour; scholars think the most likely candidate is lapis lazuli, a stone with a deep, ocean-blue colour which was frequently sent as a gift to Akhenaten from Babylon.. Theophrastus mentions the stone sapphirus as being "dark" and having the "colour of verdigris," as well as being "speckled as of with gold." By all accounts, his description fits the lapis-lazuli..Sapphire (Greek: σάπφειρος; sappheiros, 'blue stone', which probably referred instead at the time to lapis lazuli) is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide (α-Al2O3)..Trace amounts of other elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper, or magnesium can give corundum blue, yellow, purple, orange, or a Greenish colour..Chromium impurities in corundum yield a pink or red tint, the latter being called a ruby... will have absolutely clear, protected shooting..You are to shoot the presidential nominee through the head..And Johnny will rise gallantly to his feet and lift Ben Arthur's body in his arms, stand in front of the microphones and begin to speak..The speech is short.. But it's the most rousing speech I've ever read.. It's been worked on, here and in Russia, on and off, for over 8 years.. I shall force someone to take the body away from him and Johnny will really hit those microphones and those cameras with blood all over him, fighting off anyone who tries to help him, defending America even if it means his own death, rallying a nation of television viewers to hysteria, to sweep us up into the White House with phowers that will make martial law seem like anarchy!..

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