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Lord Orford Horace Walpole

Lord Orford Horace Walpole  

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(fourth earl of Orford) (1717–97), fourth son of Sir Robert Walpole, travelled in France and Italy with Gray during 1739–41, and met in Florence Sir Horace Mann, who became one of his most valued ...
Two Offers, The.

Two Offers, The.  

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's “The Two Offers” was first published in the Anglo-African Magazine in 1859 and is considered the first published short story by an African American woman in the United ...
Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo Jumbo  

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Ishmael Reed's third novel, Mumbo Jumbo (1972) is generally acknowledged to be his masterpiece. Complex, enigmatic, and ecstatic, it is impossible to summarize coherently with any brevity. Combining ...
Raymond Loewy

Raymond Loewy  

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(1893–1986)One of the most publicity conscious and productive of the American industrial designers who became feted as celebrities in the interwar years, Raymond Loewy did much to define the ...
lifesaving

lifesaving  

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Britain was the first nation in the world to adopt a comprehensive organization for saving life at sea. In 1824 a lifeboatman, William Hillary of the Isle of Man, founded the Royal National ...
excel

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

.... So spelled—not ✳excell . Cf. dispel , expel & extol . Current ratio:...

expel

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

.... So spelled—not ✳expell . Cf. dispel , excel & extol . Current ratio:...

Kaṇkhāvitaraṇī

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
21 words

...(Pāli, the dispeller of doubts). A commentary composed by Buddhaghoṣa on the code of disciplinary rules for monks ( Prātimokṣa...

knee-elbow position

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Concise Medical Dictionary (9 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Medicine and health
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30 words

...position the buttocks-up position assumed by patients undergoing anorectal examinations, now commonly performed in the left lateral position. It is useful for helping patients dispel excess flatus following...

abhaya-mudrā

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
42 words

... (‘ gesture of fearlessness ’) In iconography a hand gesture ( mudrā ) in which the palm of a deity's or teacher's right hand is raised towards the devotee to inspire trust and dispel fear. Frequently represented on Hindu , Buddhist , and Jaina ...

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