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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 ...
I'm In The Mood For Love (Shirley Bassey album)

I'm In The Mood For Love (Shirley Bassey album)  

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An entirely atypical collection of Shirley Bassey’s work with EMI Records from 1961 to 1968. I’m In The Mood For Love goes a long way towards dispelling the ‘Brassy Bassey’ ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ramaṇa Maharṣi

Ramaṇa Maharṣi  

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(1879–1950)A South Indian guru who acquired a substantial reputation in both India and the West. Born into a family of brahmins as Venkataraman Aiyar, he had a religious experience at the age of 17, ...

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