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ascians


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ascii  \As"ci*i\,  Ascians  \As"cians\,  n.  pl  [L.  ascii,  pl  of 
  ascius  Gr  ?  without  shadow;  'a  priv.  +  ?  shadow.] 
  Persons  who  at  certain  times  of  the  year,  have  no  shadow  at 
  noon;  --  applied  to  the  inhabitants  of  the  torrid  zone,  who 
  have  twice  a  year,  a  vertical  sun.