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Aug. 15th 2008 - Sublunary

sub.lu.nar.y [suhb-loo-ner-ee, suhb-loo-nuh-ree]
–adjective
1. situated beneath the moon or between the earth and the moon.
2. characteristic of or pertaining to the earth; terrestrial.
3. mundane or worldly: fleeting, sublunary pleasure.
Also, sub.lu.nar

[Origin: 1585-95; < LL sublūn(āris)]

sublunary. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sublunary (accessed: August 15, 2008).

Example:
Bob could never quite stand to watch the yearly Christmas special 'It's a Wonderful Life'. He finds the part where George Bailey tells his girlfriend he would lasso the moon for her and pull it down to the earth if only she says the word, dreadful.
Bob could only image the death and destruction that would cause. All sort of sublunary objects would be in danger from its crushing weight, impact force, and the killer tides it would cause.
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