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Moira, asteroid 638 (the 638th asteroid to be discovered, on May 5, 1907), is approximately 41 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.5 years. Its name is derived from the Greek word for the Fates. In an astrological chart, Moira’s location by sign and house indicates an area of life that is governed by fate or karma. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Moira may show negative karma. When prominent in a chart, it shows an individual whose whole life is fated.


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Moira disappeared after leaving her gran's Coatbridge home on an errand.
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But Moira was given a new lease of life after she realised that her eyes would remain open while singing.
One of her later prospective students remembers being interviewed by Moira who looked at his hands to see if they were suitable for physiotherapy practice
I think I must be one of the oldest hookers in the Rugby Football Union," said Moira.
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Seeing Moira Shearer's glorious red hair--practically the raison d'etre of the film--made her realize that one need not be a brunette to succeed, and she went on to a rewarding career in ballet.
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A DAD and his two-year-old daughter paying tribute to heroic policewoman Moira Smith was a poignant reminder of the grief of 9/11 - a year on from the atrocity.