birr

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Synonyms for birr

the basic unit of money in Ethiopia

sound of something in rapid motion

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make a soft swishing sound

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Following him through is a Turgeon three-year-old half-brother to 15-time winner and Arkle Trophy runner-up Seebald (34), and lot 35 is a Parsonstown Stud-consigned Kalanisi three-year-old gelding who is a half-brother to Glencove Marina, winner of the Land Rover Champion Novice Hurdle and successful in a Grade 2 over fences.
Largest he built was The Leviathan of Parsonstown which is housed in Birr Castle Desmesne.
Another 23 years would pass before George Johnstone Stoney, working in Ireland under Lord Rosse, discovered NGC 1622 with the great 72-inch "Leviathan" of Parsonstown.
These new titans included William Herschel's telescope with its 48-inch mirror, and the 72-inch Leviathan of Parsonstown built by William Parsons, the third Earl of Rosse.
Anyone who knows anything about the history of astronomy is familiar with Lord Rosse's telescope, also known as the "Leviathan of Parsonstown.