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Thanks Roger.

The score (so far):

Me, USGS, Webster's vs. Degenkolb and "Dictionary of Civil Engineering" by
John S. Scott

I'm feelin' pretty good right now with my test score. Heh, heh, heh.

I think I even spelled "seismic" correctly :o)


Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
Consulting Structural Engineers
Laguna Niguel, CA
V (949) 365-5696
F (949) 249-2297

||-----Original Message-----
||From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)]
||Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 3:01 PM
||To: seaint(--nospam--at)
||Subject: Re: English 101
||After the Landers EQ, I called USGS at Menlo Park to find out
||if any of their
||strong motion seismographs installed at VA hospitals in Arizona were
||triggered and how often they checked them.  When I said that I was in
||Arizona, the person that I talked to, remarked, "That's pretty much
||_aseismic_, isn't it?"
||Looks like USGS sides with you, Bill.
||BTW, my "Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary" has the following
||"a-   prefix [L & Gk; L, fr. Gk --- more at UN-]: not:
||without: <asexual>"
||Webster's also agrees with you, Bill.
||A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
||Tucson, Arizona