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Ledbetter Heights (Kenny Wayne Shepherd album)

Ledbetter Heights (Kenny Wayne Shepherd album)  

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Since Stevie Ray Vaughan’s untimely death in 1990, there has been a fear that the future of popular blues died with him. Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s debut does much to dispel ...
Metal Box (PiL album)

Metal Box (PiL album)  

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Determined to dispel musical preconceptions, former Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten undertook a radical path with his next venture. On Metal Box he unleashed a torrent of vocal styles, alternately ...
Socrates

Socrates  

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(469–399 bc),ancient Athenian philosopher. As represented in the writings of his disciple Plato, he engaged in dialogue with others in an attempt to reach understanding and ethical concepts by ...
thogchag

thogchag  

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[Ar]Tibetan talisman made of bronze or meteoric iron worn around the neck, in amulet pouches, or tied to religious items to dispel evil and attract good. Thogchags are believed to have been magically ...
Fudo-myoo

Fudo-myoo  

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(Jap.). One of the four ‘wisdom kings’ adopted into Japanese Buddhism from the Indian tradition, whose Sanskrit name is Acalanātha. These kings appear as guardians of temples and esoteric ritual ...
Loathly Lady

Loathly Lady  

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A traditional ballad figure, an apparently ugly woman whose beauty is restored when at last she has found a husband and the enchantment laid on her is dispelled. The story is told by the Wife of Bath ...
nouveau roman

nouveau roman  

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(‘new novel’),a term applied to the work of a wide range of modern French novelists, including Nathalie Sarraute (1900–99), Claude Simon (1913–2005), Marguerite Duras (1914–96), Alain Robbe‐Grillet ...
vidyā

vidyā  

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A term which, depending on the context, can be used to denote the Veda, śruti and smṛti combined, jñāna, any art, science, or body of knowledge (music, astronomy, architecture, etc.), or magical and ...
Carabidae

Carabidae  

; class Insecta, order Coleoptera)Major family of generally black, brown, or metallic beetles, whose size ranges widely, from 2 to 35 mm long. They are often flightless, with fused elytra. The legs ...
marginalism

marginalism  

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The technique of studying economic change by examining any small rate of change of any one variable (e.g. cost, revenue, consumer satisfaction) relative to another. Analytically powerful because it ...

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