annum: an archaic way of measuring a person's age; 12 consecutive months (two thirds of a cycle)
cycle: the eighteen-month solar cycle from HighConjunction to HighConjunction
Frachise: One of any of the major commodities such as corn, paper, cattle, etc.
Guild: an organization that manages skilled labor.
HighConjunction: 1) the period when Neworld's two suns are perfectly aligned with SolMinor eclipsing SolMinor; the period is marked by crippling snowfalls;
HighNoon: the time of day when SolMajor is at its zenith
kon: the indestructible spirit that inhabits all living beings
LowNoon: the time of day when SolMinor is at its zenith
Miss: a term of direct address for a female who has borne a child for a male contract
Missus: a term of direct address for a female with a contracted child
Missy: a term of direct address for a female without children
rednights: the middle of summer when SolMinor dominates the night sky
sol: the time period from HighNoon to HighNoon
SolMajor: Neworld's larger, brighter, more distant sun; short form - SolMaj
SolMinor: Neworld's smaller, dimmer, nearer sun; short form - SolMin
Agricitta: the agricultural hub located upriver from Primacitta on the Riftwater River.
Mount, The: one of the major schools for the sons of Franchise families. Located a a dozen kilometers north of Agricitta.
Primacitta: Neworld's capital and commercial center. It is the only citta located close to the Rim.
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