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see ŻagańŻagań
, Ger. Sagan, town (1991 est. pop. 27,800), Lubuskie prov., W Poland, on the Bóbr River. It has lignite mines, textile mills, and glassmaking industries. Founded in the 12th cent.
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, Poland.


1. Carl (Edward) 1934--96, US astronomer and writer on scientific subjects; presenter of the television series Cosmos (1980)
2. Françoise , original name Françoise Quoirez. 1935--2004, French writer, best-known for the novels Bonjour Tristesse (1954) and Aimez-vous Brahms? (1959)


/say'gn/ (From Carl Sagan's TV series "Cosmos") Billions and billions. A large quantity of anything.

"There's a sagan different ways to tweak Emacs." "The US Government spends sagans on bombs and welfare - hard to say which is more destructive."
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There had been a rumour that Sagan would ask Pope Francis to christen his son, but the Slovak racer later denied this, the Sme daily reported.
Sagan, who had a string of minor placings in the last two years of the race, finally enjoyed a win in the run into the town of Urailda.
Born in Scotland, father-ofthree Mr Sagan has lived in Wales for the past 25 years and worked throughout Wales and the west.
Sagan held off Norwegian Alexander Kristoff in a sprint finish to become the first man to win three consecutive world crowns.
Thomas leads by seven seconds from Sagan, with Froome staying 12 seconds down.
Cavendish fell heavily after taking a nudge from Sagan in a chaotic finish to stage four - which was won by Frenchman Arnaud Demare yesterday.
Sagan nudged Cavendish into the barriers just 120 metres from the line as they sprinted into Vittel, sending the Manxman to hospital for tests on his right shoulder and hand.
The 27-year-old Sagan has won the points leaders' green jersey every year he has participated in the Tour, starting in 2012.
Bora-Hansgrohe's Sagan beat Michael Matthews of Team Sunweb and Quick-Step Floors' Dan Martin in an uphill sprint, but with Thomas and Froome crossing the line in eighth and ninth they took control of first and second place in the general classification.
Slovakian Sagan elbowed Cavendish off balance as the Briton was trying to force his way between him and the safety barrier, and Cavendish was sent crashing heavily.
However, Franklin clearly didn't account for a Slovakian cyclist named Peter Sagan.