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A   Reference library

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

The first vowel and letter in the Sanskrit alphabet. The phoneme “a” is thought to be the source of all

A

A   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

The first letter of the modern English alphabet was known as ailm [pine] in the ogham alphabet of early Ireland.

A&P

A&P   Reference library

Tracey Deutsch

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
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1,332 words
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A&P dominated the grocery business in the United States for much of the twentieth century. It had a particularly large

A&W Root Beer Stands

A&W Root Beer Stands   Reference library

Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

On 20 June 1919, Roy Allen opened a root beer stand in Lodi, California, brewing the beverage from a

A1 sauce

A1 sauce   Quick reference

The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

A brand of brown sauce. The recipe was created in 1824 by H. W. Brand, who was chef to

Aalto, Alvar

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006

(1898–1976), Finnish architect, designer, and artist.

In addition to being one of the greatest architects of the modern

aardvark

aardvark   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

Orycteropus afer, an animal of southern Africa which is truly ‘one of a kind’; it has no relations, although

Aaron

Aaron   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Aaron was the older brother and sometimes spokesman for the Hebrew hero Moses in the Hebrew Bible (Torah).

Abac

Abac   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

Irish for Afanc.

Abalone

Abalone   Reference library

Sandra L. Oliver

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

Now considered a luxury shellfish, abalone is found on the Pacific Rim and along the coast of California. The commercial

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