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clementine

a citrus fruit thought to be either a variety of tangerine or a hybrid between a tangerine and sweet orange
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Clementine

A joint mission launched in 1994 by NASA and the US Strategic Defense Initiative Organization with the main aims of testing sensors and spacecraft components over a long period of exposure to the environment of space and carrying out scientific observations of the Moon and the near-Earth asteroid (1620) Geographos. The observations were intended to facilitate a thorough analysis of the surface relief and geology of both the Moon and Geographos by means of imaging at various wavelengths throughout the spectrum from infrared to ultraviolet, laser-ranging altimetry, and charged-particle measurement. The original purpose of these observations was to assess the surface mineralogy of the Moon between lunar latitudes 60° N and 60° S. The probe used for the Clementine mission was launched on Jan. 25 1994 from Vandenberg Air Force Base and achieved lunar orbit on Feb. 21. After completing its lunar investigations on May 7, the Clementine craft was about to maneuver into position to begin the journey to Greographos, when an onboard computer malfunction caused a thruster to fire and remain firing until it had exhausted all its fuel, sending the probe into an uncontrollable spin. Although Clementine remained in an Earth-centered orbit testing its equipment, the planned flyby of Geographos had to be abandoned. Despite being only partially successful, Clementine provided a wealth of photographic and other data. In 1996, analysis of its results led scientists to speculate that there might be reserves of water ice lying beneath the Moon's surface in deep craters whose interiors are in permanent shadow at the lunar poles. See also Lunar Prospector.
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Clementine

forty-niner’s drowned daughter; “lost and gone forever.” [Am. Music: Leach, 236]
See: Grief
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For the Clementine slices: In saucepan, combine sugar, water,
When the clementines are fully soft, fish out the spices and blend the mixture until smooth.
Pour the batter over the clementines and gently level it out, being careful not to displace the fruits.
Meanwhile, squeeze the juice of one clementine into a large bowl with one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and a good splash of red wine vinegar.
Add the clementine peel and cook for 10 minutes, until the peel is soft and almost falling apart.
To amplify the oranginess from this cake, bring the juice of three more clementines to the simmer with 50g caster sugar, then drizzle this over your sponges prior to assembling.
Pricing is on parity with imported Clementines. "The 5-pound box is the standard, but the up-and-coming size is the 3-pound bag, which makes a lot of sense for smaller homes," says Dominic Engels, vice president of marketing, at Paramount Citrus.
Line the sides of the tin with the thinly sliced clementines.
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"In honour of clementines that were always in the toe of my Christmas stocking, the clementine cake with Greek yoghurt icing would make a delicious dessert for a pre-Christmas dinner party.
Sticky clementine cake This cake contains no flour, it is gluten free and has a great tangy flavour as it uses the whole fruit, skin and all Ingredients 5 clementines 6 eggs 225g caster sugar 250g ground almonds 1 heaped tsp baking powder Method Boil the whole clementines, skins and all for two hours making sure the water doesn't boil dry.