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noun as in friction match

noun as in lares and penates


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Project Vesta began as a nonprofit but is now what’s known as a public benefits corporation, which means it has the twin goals of making a profit and achieving social good.

One company, Project Vesta, has been planning to conduct a field trial in the Caribbean for several years, which would entail spreading olivine sand along beaches or in shallow waters.

The Vesta turned north, going off course to avoid the worst of it.

Eight hours later, Fleetwing arrived, with Vesta just over an hour behind her.

On the planet Vesta, there are plenty of crystals to treasure.

Vesta was, of course, worshipped at the hearth by the women, who most often used it in the preparation of the domestic meals.

In Rome the temple of Vesta is the king's hearth, situated, as one would expect, in close proximity to the regia.

The two men there could see the dark outline of his anxious face as he lighted a vesta to aid him in seeing what was going on.

Hestia (Roman Vesta) presided over the private hearths and homesteads of the Greeks, and imparted to them a sacred character.

And looking back on that wreck of a room, I reflected how congenial Jaffery must have found his surroundings on board the Vesta.

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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Vesta, such as: congreve, congreve match, fusee, locofoco, lucifer match, and safety match.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.