Obol


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Obol

An ancient Greek unit of weight approximately equivalent to 0.72 or 1.05 grams, depending on the region.
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MAYO Communications will provide national publicity for OBOL activities, including bringing animals to grade school classrooms to teach humane education to promoting OBOL's participation in animal events like the large Pet Expo at the Orange County fairgrounds (Petexpooc.
Realizing the significance of what he was looking at, Houle used a cell phone to call Roger Robb, a longtime birding friend, and ask him to report the sighting to OBOL.
Among the choices suggested so far are: Hercules, the hero who slew Hydra; Obol, the coin put in the mouths of the dead as payment to Charon; Cerebrus, the three-headed dog guarding the gates of the underworld; Orpheus, the musician and poet who used his talents to get his wife, Eurydice, out of the underworld only to lose her by looking back: Eurydice; and Styx, the river to the underworld.
To make it even easier to Swoop n Scoop, Obol has designed the matching Spoonit for Less Drip and Steady Grip, say officials for the Corona del Mar, Calif.