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1. Sir Arthur C(harles). born 1917, British science-fiction writer, who helped to develop the first communications satellites. He scripted the film 2001, A Space Odyssey (1968)
2. Austin. 1896--1974, Irish poet and verse dramatist. His volumes include The Vengeance of Fionn (1917), Night and Morning (1938), and Ancient Lights (1955)
3. Jeremiah. ?1673-1707, English composer and organist, best known for his Trumpet Voluntary, formerly attributed to Purcell
4. Kenneth Harry. born 1940, British Conservative politician: secretary of state for health (1988-1990); secretary of state for education (1990-1992); home secretary (1992-93); chancellor of the exchequer (1993-97)
5. Marcus (Andrew Hislop). 1846--81, Australian novelist born in England, noted for his novel For the Term of His Natural Life, published in serial form (1870--72); other works include Twixt Shadow and Shine (1875)
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A unit of the average abundance of an element in the earth's crust, expressed as a percentage. Also known as crustal abundance.
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