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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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2017

The first vowel and letter in the Sanskrit alphabet. The phoneme “a” is thought to be the source of all

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

The first letter of the modern English alphabet was known as ailm [pine] in the ogham alphabet of early Ireland.

A&P

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Tracey Deutsch

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

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2016
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A&P dominated the grocery business in the United States for much of the twentieth century. It had a particularly large

A&W Root Beer Stands

A&W Root Beer Stands   Reference library

Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

On 20 June 1919, Roy Allen opened a root beer stand in Lodi, California, brewing the beverage from a

A1 sauce

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013

A brand of brown sauce. The recipe was created in 1824 by H. W. Brand, who was chef to

Aalto, Alvar

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

(1898–1976), Finnish architect, designer, and artist.

In addition to being one of the greatest architects of the modern

aardvark

aardvark   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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2014

Orycteropus afer, an animal of southern Africa which is truly ‘one of a kind’; it has no relations, although it can be counted as a member of the category of ...

Aaron

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Aaron was the older brother and sometimes spokesman for the Hebrew hero Moses in the Hebrew Bible (Torah).

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr  

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
Abac

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

Irish for Afanc.

abacus

abacus  

An ancient device for performing arithmetic calculations by sliding beads along rods or in grooves. Despite the spread of electronic calculators and computers, the abacus is still widely used in the ...
Abalone

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Sandra L. Oliver

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

Now considered a luxury shellfish, abalone is found on the Pacific Rim and along the coast of California. The commercial

abalone

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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2014

A shellfish (mollusc), Haliotus spp., also known as ormer, paua, or sea ear. An 85g serving provides 89kcal (372kJ), 14.5g

abalone

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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2014

the common name used since the mid-19th century in N. America, and now generally adopted, for large single-shell molluscs of the genus ...

Abandonment

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

An important stage of the universal hero myth or monomyth is that of the abandonment of the infant hero to

Abaris the Hyperborean

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

One of the legendary ‘People beyond the North Wind’ in Greek traditions; by historical record he once disputed with Pythagoras.

Ábartach

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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[Ir., feat-performing one].

In the Fenian Cycle he is the son of the King of the Tír Tairngire [Land of

Abasi Ibom Interacts with Man within Two Universes

Abasi Ibom Interacts with Man within Two Universes (Ibibio/Nigeria)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of African Mythology

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2002

Abasi, the supreme being, the god of the sky and earth, the creator and governor of all, lives above the

Abasi Throws an Ax into a Latrine

Abasi Throws an Ax into a Latrine (Efik/Nigeria)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of African Mythology

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The Efik, who originally lived with other Ibibio groups at Idua, a town near the Oron area, migrated during the

Abasi's Messenger Is a Vulture

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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2002

The supreme god, all knowing, all-seeing, and all-powerful, Abasi moves at times from his place in the sky to the

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