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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... . So spelled—not ✳dispell . Cf. excel , expel & extol . Current ratio:...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
10 words

... XVII. — L. dispellere , f. DIS- 1 + pellere ...

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Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... means ‘to drive away in different directions, to disperse’, and is used literally with reference to fog, mist, clouds, and so on and (more commonly) with generalized abstract nouns ( dispel fear / dispel myths / dispel notions / dispel suspicions ). It is less idiomatic to use dispel with a singular countable entity that cannot be regarded as divisible, such as an accusation or rumour; in these cases alternatives such as rebut , refute , etc. are often...

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...dispel means to drive away in different directions, to disperse, and is used literally ( dispel clouds, fog , etc.) and with generalized abstract nouns ( dispel fear, notions, suspicions , etc.). It is not idiomatically used with an indivisible entity as object ( dispel an accusation, a rumour , etc.); other verbs ( rebut, refute , etc.) are available for such...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
157 words

... • Adele , Aix-la-Chapelle, aquarelle, artel, au naturel, bagatelle, béchamel, befell, bell, belle, boatel, Brunel, Cadell, carousel, cartel, cell, Chanel, chanterelle, clientele, Clonmel, compel, Cornell, crime passionnel, dell, demoiselle, dispel, dwell, el, ell, Estelle, excel, expel, farewell, fell, Fidel, fontanelle, foretell, Gabrielle, gazelle, gel, Giselle, hell, hotel, impel, knell, lapel, mademoiselle, maître d'hôtel, Manuel, marcel, matériel, mesdemoiselles, Michel, Michelle, Miguel, misspell, morel, moschatel, Moselle, motel, muscatel,...

Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

...Dispels the Darkness (Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, and a dispeller of darkness. In his solar aspect, he was identified with the two-horned Carthaginian Baal Hammon. He was not a major deity of cultivation or fertility, but rather a god of prophecy, a seer whose associations were with the departed, and whose—at times—enthroned, faceless mass appeared to represent the image of the deceased in a seated posture,...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
170 words

... • Allah , calla, Caracalla, Haller, inshallah, pallor, Valhalla, valour ( US valor), Whyalla • gabbler , tabla • ambler , gambler, rambler, scrambler • Adler , saddler • handler • angler , dangler, strangler, wrangler • tackler • trampler • antler • dazzler • Carla , challah, Douala, gala, Guatemala, Gujranwala, impala, kabbala, Kampala, koala, La Scala, Lingala, Mahler, Marsala, masala, nyala, parlour ( US parlor), Sinhala, snarler, tala, tambala, Uppsala • garbler • chandler • sparkler • sampler • a cappella , Arabella, Bella,...

Consumerism

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
3,809 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...toys, games, and jigsaw puzzles for children had become common. Not least, diet was more varied, with a greater range of fruit and vegetables. People owned more changes of clothes, particularly with the growing availability of cheaper calicoes and cottons. Efficient oil-lamps dispelled the age-old stygian gloom; gas lighting arrived with the new century, soon to be followed by railway travel and the electric telegraph. Outside the home, urban space was being spruced up. In many towns, straight, well-demarcated streets replaced the labyrinthine old warrens of...

Literary Theory

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,935 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...to Peacock, ‘a semi-barbarian in a civilized community’ because his craft belongs in a society where imagination and feeling are the only index to reality. Where Wordsworth turns to the poet to heal wounds inflicted by civilization, Peacock turns to the scientist and historian to dispel the merely subjective pronouncements of the poet. For Peacock, the literature of knowledge acts on the literature of power as an agent of disenchantment, a position which * Byron sketched in his suppressed Preface to Don Juan ( 1819–24 ) and put into practice in the rest of...

Landscape History: The Countryside

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,151 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...no weaker than the inferences which historians are frequently forced to make from oblique or patchy documentary evidence, yet it must be added that they are still mistrusted in some circles, perhaps because some practitioners have erred on the wild side. That mistrust would be dispelled if we were able to construct a typological atlas of landscape evidence, explaining each category, its value, and the limits of the inferences which may be drawn from it. The writing of landscape history also poses challenges. One poor type of writing is the catalogue. For...

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