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$   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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24 words

Dollar sign, denoting ‘all the *signatures’; used in *collational formulas with a figure indicating number of signed leaves

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,011 words
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Oxford University Press

1 Origins 2 The Stationers’ Company 3 Beyond London 4 MS circulation and playbooks 5 Religious publishing 6 Copyright and

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
2,543 words
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Oxford University Press
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1 General introduction 2 Writing systems 3 Dating systems 4 Book forms 5 Printed books

1 General introduction

The region of

A-10A

A-10A   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

a heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum.

AA

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

abbr. antiaircraft.

Aa, Pieter van der

Aa, Pieter van der (1659–1733)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
194 words

The son of a German stonecutter from Holstein, van der Aa began his career at Leiden in 1683 as a

AAA

AAA   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

abbr. antiaircraft artillery.

Aachen

Aachen   Reference library

Charles Messenger

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Current Version:
2003

German city situated close to the Dutch and Belgian borders, the scene of the first major battle fought by Eisenhower

Aachen, Battle of

Aachen, Battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

(October 1944) a World War II battle in which Aachen became the first German city to fall to

Aachen, Siege of

Aachen, Siege of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010

Following the death in 1247 of Henry Raspe, who had been the rival of the excommunicated Emperor Frederick II,

AADC

AADC   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

abbr. area air defense commander.

AAF

AAF   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

abbr.Army Air Force(s).

Aardvark

Aardvark   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

F-111 a two-seat twin-engine aircraft used as an attack/strike plane.

Aarflot, Sivert Knudssøn

Aarflot, Sivert Knudssøn (1759–1817)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
73 words

Inspired by Enlightenment ideas, he converted his private library into a public *lending library (in 1797, it had 84

Aaron Manby

Aaron Manby   Quick reference

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
129 words

the first steamship to be built of iron. She was fitted with an engine designed by the Scottish engineer Henry

AB

AB   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

abbr. able seaman; able-bodied seaman.

AB

AB   Quick reference

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
76 words

the abbreviated title for the rating of able seaman, indicating someone able to perform all the duties of a seaman

Abacha, Sani

Abacha, Sani (1943–1998)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

Sani Abacha attended primary and secondary school in his home state of Kano and then joined the army in 1962

aback

aback   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

adv. (of a sail) pressed backward against the mast by a headwind.

aback

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
128 words
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the situation of the sails of a square-rigged ship when the yards are trimmed to bring the wind to bear

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