Sao ( ; Greek: Σαώ) is a prograde irregular satellite of Neptune. It was discovered by Matthew J. Holmanet al. on August 14, 2002.
Sao orbits Neptune at a distance of about 22.4 million km and is about 44 kilometers in diameter (assuming an albedo of 0.04).
Sao follows an exceptionally inclined and moderately eccentric orbit illustrated on the diagram in relation to other irregular satellites of Neptune. The satellites above the horizontal axis are prograde, the satellites beneath it are retrograde. The yellow segments extend from the pericentre to the apocentre, showing the eccentricity.
The satellite is in Kozai resonance, i.e. its inclination and eccentricity are coupled (the inclination of the orbit decreases while eccentricity increases and vice versa).
Sao, or Neptune XI, like many of the outer satellites of Neptune, is named after one of the Nereids; Sao was associated with sailing and is referred to as "The rescuer" or "Safety". Before the announcement of its name on February 3, 2007 (IAUC 8802 ), Sao was known provisionally as S/2002 N 2.
The sáo (also called sáo trúc or "sow trook", pronounced ) is a small flute found in Vietnam that is traditionally thought to contain the culture and spirit of Vietnam's countryside. When played, the flutist holds the sáo transversely to the right side with his or her mouth placed at the blowing hole. The sáo is usually performed solo or in an ensemble among other instruments in orchestras of Vietnamese popular opera Chèo, Van singing genre, and Royal Small Orchestra.
SAO biscuits are a savoury cracker biscuit that was launched in Australia in 1906 by Arnott's. The term SAO was trade marked in 1904.
The origin of the name "SAO" is unclear. A widely held belief is that the name is an acronym for "Salvation Army Officer", and was named for Arthur, one of the Arnott brothers, who was indeed an officer in the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Australia somewhat cautiously mentions this on its website, calling it "Arguably Fact" and saying "...it is understood they named it in honour of their brother Arthur Arnott, a Salvation Army Officer. In the 1993 book The Story of Arnott's Famous Biscuits, Ross Arnott states that Sao was the name of a sailing boat which his grandfather [Arnott's founder William Arnott] saw on Lake Macquarie, of which he said "That would make a good name for a biscuit."
SAOs were also one of the first biscuits to be heavily advertised in magazines and newspapers in the early part of the 1900s. In the 1960s, the famous SAO song was launched. SAOs light texture is achieved by rolling the dough into thin sheets, then carefully layering it to give distinctive bubbles and crumbs.
SAOs are often eaten as a light snack, topped with butter/margarine and Vegemite, or other ingredients.
Traditionally, Arnott's delivery vans have had number plates in the range SA 0nn in recognition of the SAO brand.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sao \Sa"o\, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any marine annelid of the genus Hyalin[ae]cia, especially H. tubicola of Europe, which inhabits a transparent movable tube resembling a quill in color and texture.
Usage examples of "sao".
I asked him to dine with me, and without mentioning the name of Madame de la Saone he told his amorous adventures and numerous anecdotes about the pretty women of Berne.
And doubtless Madame de la Saone would have been more chary of her person if she had been able to enchant with her face like you.
At Chalons I was put upon the Saone, thence I passed on to the Rhone, whence I descended, merely with the current, to Arles.
Next morning I got a letter from the worthy Madame d'Urfe, who begged me to call on Madame de la Saone, wife of a friend of hers--a lieutenant-general.
Three or four days after, I went to a bookseller's to read the newspaper, and was politely accosted by a fine young man of twenty, who said that Madame de la Saone was sorry not to have seen me again at supper.
Madame de la Saone reproached me pleasantly for my absence, and gave me a delicious supper.
When I called to take leave of Madame de la Saone I found her in bed, and I was obliged to remain by her bedside for a quarter of an hour.
Madame de la Saone was immediately introduced to all the best society in the place.
I only returned to Madame de la Saone to take my leave, as I shall shortly relate.
He would go up the Saone trail, pass Firvulag-held Burask (harmless in Truce Time), and finally voyage down the Nonol to the only sanctuary left to him-the city with toadstool domes that gleamed like El Dorado, the city hemmed with meadows and linked to the tournament Field of Gold by a rainbow bridge.