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Smithsonian Institution

(smɪθˈsəʊnɪən)
n
(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
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Smith•so′ni•an Institu′tion

(smɪθˈsoʊ ni ən)
n.
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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Aaron O'Dea, a paleontologist at the Smithsonian institute, Lessios and colleagues revisited several lines of evidence to date the seaway closure.
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Steinway's 100,000th piano was originally given to the United States White House and is now part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., while the 300,000 piano currently resides in the East Room of the White House.
"A highlight of my apprenticeship was an exchange to America in 2014 where I worked for three weeks at the Smithsonian Institute at the Udvar Hazy Conservation Centre in Virginia."
(Kyle Catlett) sets off alone from his remote ranch home in Montana to collect a design prize from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington for his "perpetual motion machine".
King Orchestra and played at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry and Smithsonian Institute.
London, October 5 ( ANI ): A multi-tool gadget kept at the Smithsonian Institute holds almost every household object one can imagine, and can be called the mother of all Swiss Army knives.
In a report on the discovery, US scientists from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC described the creature's appearance as "a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear".

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