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zodiac

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  • n  a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
  • n  (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs

  • Looted from Beijing's Summer Palace by marauding British and French troops in 1860, these bronze horse and boar heads, symbols of the Chinese zodiac, have been returned to China .
  • In Vietnam, believers in the Chinese zodiac are rushing to give birth this year, hoping their offspring will be born under the auspicious 'golden pig' sign.
  • China wants the statues, originally part of a fountain representing the Chinese zodiac, repatriated, but the treaty that covers such claims states only things taken since 1970 have .
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  • Lee Hsien Loong in News24
    It is one thing to encourage ourselves with the traditional attributes of the zodiac animals,said Lee.
  • Mark Ruffalo in San Jose Mercury News
    They are saying that we have to agree to not take any action against their whaling activities, not to video or photo their whaling activities and want us to send a boat - a small zodiac - 10 miles over the horizon to pick up my crew, which I am not... Paul Watson http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watson&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHPB90YOhVl_DkzZIfzu449Nste9A NEWS.com.au http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23061228-23109,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHhMa5GJ4S9SiAQ-kMWQ5hgSAcpfA Jan 15, 2008 112245 147175 zodiac There was nothing else like the Zodiac at the time," Ruffalo says. "People had yet to be desensitized to the frenzy and it just had this huge metaphorical significance."

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