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 for Angle of repose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repose \Re*pose"\, n. [F. repos. See Repose, v.]
     1. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
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              Shake off the golden slumber of repose. --Shak.
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     2. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also,
        a composed manner or deportment.
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     3. (Poetic) A rest; a pause.
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     4. (Fine Arts) That harmony or moderation which affords rest
        for the eye; -- opposed to the scattering and division of
        a subject into too many unconnected parts, and also to
        anything which is overstrained; as, a painting may want
        repose.
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     Angle of repose (Physics), the inclination of a plane at
        which a body placed on the plane would remain at rest, or
        if in motion would roll or slide down with uniform
        velocity; the angle at which the various kinds of earth
        will stand when abandoned to themselves.
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     Syn: Rest; recumbency; reclination; ease; quiet; quietness;
          tranquillity; peace.
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