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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

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

à la

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The Oxford Companion to Food (2 ed.)

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2013
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
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a French phrase which introduces a name indicating how a dish has been prepared: thus, Sole à la normande, Potage ...

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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2013

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

A1 sauce

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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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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2006

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

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

aardvark

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The Oxford Companion to Food (2 ed.)

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2013
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
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185 words

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

Aaron

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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2006

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

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
Abac

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

Irish for Afanc. ...

abacus

abacus

An ancient device for performing arithmetic calculations by sliding beads along rods or in grooves. Despite the spread of electronic calculators and computers, the abacus is still widely used in the ...

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