Ascians
Ascii As"ci*i, Ascians As"cians, n. pl. [L. ascii, pl. of ascius, Gr. ? without shadow; 'a priv. + ? shadow.] Persons who, at certain times of the year, have no shadow at noon; -- applied to the inhabitants of the torrid zone, who have, twice a year, a vertical sun. [1913 Webster]

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