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Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness, speak cheering words while their ears can hear, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them. GeorgeWilliams Childs
- (uncountable) The condition of being elliptical (flattened from perfect circular or spherical form)
- (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A measure of this flattening that is a function of the ellipse's equatorial and polar radii
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