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Aar or Aare
A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine
1. A shelter, esp. a dugout. 2. Archaeol. a rock shelter formed by the overhang of a cliff and often containing prehistoric occupation deposits.
To revoke, as a legacy, grant, etc., or to satisfy it by some other gift.
Together; in unison.
The Alaska Highway, also the Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, and the Alcan Highway, runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. Its historical length as of all-weather completion in 1943 is 1,523 miles long.
1. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else [syn: wet nurse] 2. A female domestic [syn: maid, maidservant, housemaid]
A tau cross with a loop at the top, used as a symbol of generation or enduring life.
1. A hasty glance; a glimpse. 2. An immediate estimate or judgment; understanding; insight. 3. An outline or summary.
Any of several usually black-and-white diving birds of the family Alcidae, of northern seas, having webbed feet and small wings.
Town named in the Longfellow poem The Bell of Atri
An island of southwest Alaska, the westernmost of the Aleutians. In World War II it was occupied by the Japanese from June 1942 until June 1943.
City located on the east side of Atka Island, in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska, U.S.
A chemical compound. The name azo comes from azote, an old name of nitrogen that originates in French and is derived from the Greek a (not) + zoe (to live). Aromatic azo compounds (R = R' = aromatic) are usually stable and have vivid colors such as red, orange, and yellow. Therefore, they are used as dyes, which are called azo dyes.
A spongelike cake leavened with yeast and often containing raisins, baked in a small mold and then usually soaked with a rum syrup.
1. Also called Alexandra. Class. Myth. a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, a prophet cursed by Apollo so that her prophecies, though true, were fated never to be believed. 2. A person who prophesies doom or disaster. 3. A female given name: from a Greek word meaning "helper of men."
A member of a North American Indian people of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Montana.
The Doric order was one of the three orders or organizational systems of Ancient Greek or classical architecture. In their original Greek version, Doric columns stood directly on the flat pavement (the stylobate) of a temple without a base; their vertical shafts were fluted with parallel concave grooves; and they were topped by a smooth capital that flared from the column to meet a square abacus at the intersection with the horizontal beam ("entablature") that they carried.
The chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
Two individuals or units regarded as a pair: the mother-daughter dyad.
Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American architect and product designer of the 20th century famous for his simple, sweeping, arching structural curves.
1.A panegyrical funeral oration.
Enure or Inure
1. To accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually fol. by to): inured to cold. 2. To come into use; take or have effect. 3. To become beneficial or advantageous.
German for duck.
1. An arrangement or understanding between two or more nations agreeing to follow a particular policy with regard to affairs of international concern. 2. An alliance of parties to such an understanding.
1. The interval between two consecutive acts of a theatrical or operatic performance. 2. A performance, as of music or dancing, given during such an interval. 3. A piece of music or the like for such performance.
A number of poems, not formally united, that treat an epic theme.
Irregularly notched, toothed, or indented: erose leaves.
Any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
1. Low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh. 2. The Fens, a marshy region W and S of The Wash, in E England. 3. An aluminum coin and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, the hundredth part of a yuan or the tenth part of a jiao.
A snack mixture used especially by hikers and campers, often made of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and chocolate chips
Greek alphabet
Α α Alpha, Β β Beta, Γ γ Gamma, Δ δ Delta, Ε ε Epsilon, Ζ ζ Zeta, Η η Eta, Θ θ Theta, Ι ι Iota, Κ κ Kappa, Λ λ Lambda, Μ μ Mu, Ν ν Nu, Ξ ξ Xi, Ο ο Omicron, Π π Pi, Ρ ρ Rho, Σ σ ς Sigma, Τ τ Tau, Υ υ Upsilon,Φ φ Phi, Χ χ Chi, Ψ ψ Psi, Ω ω Omega
Ibo or Igbo
A member of a people inhabiting southeast Nigeria. The Benue-Congo language of the Igbo.
INRI is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase IESVS NAZARENVS REX IVDAEORVM. Latin uses "I" instead of the English "J", and "V" instead of "U" (i.e., Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum). The English translation is: "Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews". It appears in the New Testament of the Christian Bible in the Gospels of Matthew (27:37), Mark (15:26); Luke (23:38), and John (19:19).
1. A village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa; usually surrounded by a stockade. 2. A pen for livestock in southern Africa
A woody climbing usually tropical plant
In a slow tempo. Used chiefly as a direction. A lento passage or movement.
Capital and largest city of Togo; located in the south on the Gulf of Guinea
1. A member of an African people inhabiting the highlands of Kenya and Tanzania and having a largely pastoral economy and a society based on the patrilineal clan. 2. Tthe Nilotic language of the Masai.
(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything. Bit Speck Particle
A small grimace; a pout.
Refers to ordinary clothes, especially when worn by one who normally wears, or has long worn, a military or other uniform.
The iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
Noh (theatre)
Classic Japanese theatrical form. One of the world's oldest extant theatrical forms, Noh theatre has a heroic theme, a chorus and highly stylized action, costuming, and scenery. Noh (from Japanese no, meaning "talent" or "skill") developed from ancient forms of dance-drama and became a distinctive form in the 14th century.
A native or inhabitant of Oman Muscat, Oman is the capital and largest city in the Sultanate of Oman.
A usually conical kiln used for drying hops, malt, or tobacco — called also oastyhouse
1. A wood sorrel, Oxalis tuberosa, of the Andes, cultivated in South America for its edible tubers. 2. A tuber of this plant.
A room within a harem.
Wine. S. Pacific atoll, near Pitcairn Island
A molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below.
1. A heavily spiced stew of meat, vegetables, and chickpeas. 2. A. A mixture or medley; a hodgepodge. b. A collection of various artistic or literary works or musical pieces; a miscellany. 3. Vaudeville or musical entertainment presented between the acts of a burlesque or minstrel show.
Large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean
Reverent petition to a deity
1a. heraldry: A border within a shield that follows the outline at a short distance from the edge; b. heraldry: A number of small charges forming such a border. 2. The wreath or chaplet around a knight's helmet, showing the crest.
1. Any of various willows, as the red osier, having tough, flexible twigs or branches that are used for wickerwork. 2. A twig from such a willow. 3. Any of various North American dogwoods.
A member of the Siouan people inhabiting the valleys of the Platte and Missouri rivers in Nebraska
1. A river in E England, flowing NE to the Wash. 160 mi. (260 km) long. 2. A river in NE England, in Yorkshire, flowing SE to the Humber. 57 mi. (92 km) long. 3. A river in SE England, flowing S to the English Channel. 30 mi. (48 km) long.
Money; riches; lucre; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten or worthless.
1. A pierced plate on an astrolabe, having projections whose points correspond to the fixed stars. 2. A network, as of fibers, nerves, or blood vessels.
Laughing; laughable; exciting gayety; gay; merry; delightful to the view, as a landscape.
1. A small brook; a rivulet. 2. A long narrow straight valley on the moon's surface.
1. A crucifix, esp. a large one at the entrance to the choir or chancel of a medieval church, often supported on a rood beam or rood screen. 2. A cross as used in crucifixion. 3. A unit of length varying locally from 51/2 to 8 yards (5 to 7 m). 4. A unit of land measure equal to 40 square rods or 1/4 acre (0.10117 hectare). 5. A unit of 1 square rod (25.29 sq. m). 6. Archaic. the cross on which Christ died.
1. Rose-colored: the roseate glow of dawn. 2. Cheerful or bright; optimistic: a roseate outlook.
1 : Any of the characters of any of several alphabets used by the Germanic peoples from about the 3d to the 13th centuries. 2 : MYSTERY, MAGIC. 3 : a: A Finnish or Old Norse poem b : POEM, SONG
1. A federal state of Germany, Saarland. 2. A town in Bahrain. 3.Ugaunian partisan leader, Ain Saar. 4. A river running through the borderlands of France and Germany. 5. A French protectorate (1947-1957). 6. A League of Nations governed territory (1920-1935). 7. 17th century German explorer from Nuremberg, Saar, Johann Jacob. 8. Several classes of Israeli missile boats. 9. A male name in Hebrew derived from one of two words: Se'ara (storm) or Sahar (crescent). 10. A Sanskrit language word from India, means "Extract".
Pen name of British author Hector Hugh Munro, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture.
A stiff hair; bristle or bristlelike part.
A Mexican and Central American plant (Agave sisalana) widely cultivated for its large, sword-shaped leaves that yield stiff fibers used for cordage and rope.
1. A length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or swift preparatory for use in manufacturing. 2. Anything wound in or resembling such a coil: a skein of hair. 3. Something suggestive of the twistings of a skein: an incoherent skein of words. 4. A flock of geese, ducks, or the like, in flight. 5. A succession or series of similar or interrelated things: a skein of tennis victories.
Skeletal structures that occur in most sponges. They provide structural support, as well as deterrence against predators.
A portico, usually a detached portico of considerable length, that is used as a promenade or meeting place.
A strong upholstery fabric having alternating stripes of satin and moiré.
1. Tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar [syn: cheapness, tackiness, sleaze] 2. A projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture [syn: Thematic Apperception Test] 3. Make lacework by knotting or looping [syn:, intertwine]
Any herbal infusion not made from the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis). Originated from Greek word (ptisanē), a drink made from pearl barley.
The Utne Reader is a compendium of previously published articles dealing with alternative points of view.
A tough supple twig, especially of willow, used for binding things together; a withy.
1. A European plant, Isatis tinctoria, of the mustard family, formerly cultivated for a blue dye extracted from its leaves. 2. The dye extracted from this plant.
River that finds its origin in the north of France, enters Belgium and flows into the North Sea in the town Nieuwpoort.
1. A circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing.

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