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Whatchamacallit (03/15)

I have heard a lot of talk about bow good the series Battlestar Galactica is, so with some persuasion I watched the debut mini-series. My review is that I can see its potential – my reason for brining it up is that I learned a new word:

gimbal |’gimb…ôl; ‘jim-|
noun (often gimbals)
a contrivance, typically consisting of rings pivoted at right angles, for keeping an instrument such as a compass or chronometer horizontal in a moving vessel or aircraft.

Not a word that will come up in a daily conversation, but than again, you never know.

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