moon away

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w>moon away

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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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That's why I moon away my time over things like stinking fish."
"In effect the tides are dissipating energy, the impact of which is to gradually increase the length of the day (by slowing the Earth's rotation rate) and to push the moon away from the Earth."
In the emerging light as the sun chased the moon away, I dotted my last i's and crossed my final t's, indented my bibliography and double-checked my citations.