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flambeau

flambeau  

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(French, ‘flaming torch’)The symbol of life; if reversed it symbolizes death. Flambeaux are found on tombs and memorials and in Neoclassical decorative schemes.
genre

genre  

A grouping of texts related within the system of literature by their sharing features of form and content. Ancient theoretical discussions of specific literary genres operate according to criteria ...
Peter Abelard

Peter Abelard  

(1079–1142)French scholar, theologian, and philosopher. His independence of mind brought him into frequent conflict with the authorities and led to his being twice condemned for heresy. He lectured ...
physiognomy

physiognomy  

1. The physical appearance of one's face.2. The assessment of someone's character or personality from their face and other external bodily features.

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