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Smithsonian Institution

(Named Buildings) a national museum and institution in Washington, D.C., founded in 1846 from a bequest by James Smithson, primarily concerned with ethnology, zoology, and astrophysics

Smith•so′ni•an Institu′tion

(smɪθˈsoʊ ni ən)
an institution and national museum in Washington, D.C., founded in 1846 with a grant from James Smithson.
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Ah, if I had only known then that he was only a common mortal, and that his mission had nothing more overpowering about it than the collecting of seeds and uncommon yams and extraordinary cabbages and peculiar bullfrogs for that poor, useless, innocent, mildewed old fossil the Smithsonian Institute, I would have felt so much relieved.
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The model, normally kept at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, has been brought to Ireland to mark the involvement of scientists from the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies in an experiment to take place on the James Webb space telescope when it is launched in six years' time.
For those of you not familiar with our nation's capitol, the Mall is the location of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian Institute and countless other symbols of our nation.
Langley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, engineer Octave Chanute, and other lesser-known but very capable competitors.
Sloane is hot in Hollywood, having designed for Queen Latifah, Sean Combs, and Damon Dash, while Riley designs custom pieces, some of which have been shown at the Smithsonian Institute.
The tale ends with the reader learning that Ready Gates was an actual person and his most amazing flight is listed in a book published by the Smithsonian Institute.
In 2000, Stojka received the International Technology Award of the Smithsonian Institute and the Ernest Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The Smithsonian Institute has some Morris Notes in its collection.
Steele thumbed through early medical journals for accounts of corset-induced casualties and trekked to the Smithsonian Institute to examine its collection of female skeletons with rib deformities.
Repenting the sin was the farthest thing from the minds of the people at the Smithsonian Institute who were in charge of a display to mark the anniversary.
Thomas Riis, Just Before Jazz: Black Musical Theater in New York, 1890-1915, Washington, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1994, ISBN 1-560-98501-1

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