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bell

bell  

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Music
1 This popular and ubiquitous mus. instr. varies in weight from over 100 tons to a fraction of an ounce. For public bells the most usual bell metal is a bronze of 13 parts copper to 4 parts tin: the ...
blackberries

blackberries  

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Proverbially taken as the type of something plentiful.In some regions, it was traditionally thought unlucky to pick blackberries after a certain date, such as Michaelmas (29 September) or All Saints' ...
eroticism

eroticism  

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n.1. those elements in thought, imagination, pictorial imagery, literature, or the arts that tend to arouse sexual excitement or desire. 2. sexual interest or excitement prompted by contemplation or ...
Food and religion

Food and religion  

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Religion
Religions, as systems of control and protection which were tested for efficacy (originally) in straightforward terms of natural (evolutionary) selection, have as profound a concern in relation to ...
incest

incest  

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History
The criminal offence of an act of penetration (penetrating or allowing to be penetrated) between close family members, which generally includes a lineal ancestor, lineal descendant, sibling or ...
knocker

knocker  

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Religion
Cornish mine-spirits, thought to be the ghosts of the Jews who worked the mines in the 11th and 12th centuries; sometimes confused with the bucca. For the most part the gnomelike knocker is thought ...
medicine

medicine  

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n. 1. the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. 2. the science or practice of nonsurgical methods of treating disease. 3. any drug or preparation used for the ...
menstruation

menstruation  

(menses) n. the discharge of blood and of fragments of endometrium from the vagina at intervals of about one month in women of child-bearing age (see menarche, menopause). Menstruation is that stage ...
Oceanic religion

Oceanic religion  

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Religion
The religion of the Pacific region. The term is imprecise, but at least draws attention to the fact that migration and trade have produced some common features in the life ...
omens

omens  

Are related to divination, foretelling, premonitions, apparitions, and prophecies and are no strangers to ancient and modern battlefields. The uncertainty of war makes military enterprises especially ...

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