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a sudden happening that brings good fortune — especially wealth


an especially rich vein of precious ore such as gold or silver
  • He found that in the wide belt contained by the 70-degree lines, north and south, temperatures for thousands of years hadn't gone outside the 254-332 degrees (absolute) range, and that this belt had long growing seasons where temperatures ranged, from 284 to 302 degrees absolute: the "bonanza" range for terraform life .... once they solved the water problem.
    A1 -- Appendix 1 (43% in)

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