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n. Botany
A scion.


(ˈsaɪ ən)

1. a descendant or offspring, esp. of an illustrious family.
2. a shoot or twig, esp. one cut for grafting or planting.
[1275–1325; Middle English: shoot, twig < Old French cion < Frankish *kī- (compare Old English cīnan, Old Saxon kīnan, Old High German chīnan to sprout, Old English cīth, Old Saxon kīth sprout)]
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Often the castaways were only saved from drowning to die miserably from starvation on a barren coast; oth- ers suffered violent death or else slavery, passing through years of precarious existence with people to whom their strangeness was an object of suspi- cion, dislike or fear.
POLICE have arrested a 34yearold man on suspi cion of robbery after four raids on shops in Gates head.
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his time n suspic e as cion "They remain in police custody at this time as do the man and the woman arrested on suspicion of Becky's murder.
T Factor in presiding over a country that has seen the wealth gap between the richest in Kensington and Chel sea and the poorest in Drum chapel in Glasgow or Blaenau Gwent yawn like a big, exhausted monster - and suspi cion is rife.
Maese Cornelio Tacito" hace hincapie en la ineficacia de la representa cion de los sucesos historicos y, a tal efecto, se recurre a una narracion inverosimil, plagada de discontinuidades y carente de estructura interna.
Essays examine Zakes Mda's Cion, Toni Morrison's Beloved and A Mercy, Gloria Naylor's Mama Day, Michelle Cliff's Abeng, David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident, Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber, Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men, Barbara Chase-Riboud's Hottentot Venus, Kyle Baker's Nat Turner, the films A Time to Kill and Amistad, the use of slavery by African American comedians (especially Dave Chappelle), machines-as-slaves/slaves-as-machines in films like Blade Runner and I, Robot, and slaves' cabins that are part of the National Register of Historic Places.