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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
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Just in case you ever find yourself
trying to determine whether the piece of oak board you have is red oak
or white oak, here's a little trick that works every time. Take a short,
straight-grained length of the wood, stick one end in a glass of water,
and blow into the other end like a straw. If bubbles form in the water,
you've got red oak.