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$   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
24 words

Dollar sign, denoting ‘all the *signatures’; used in *collational formulas with a figure indicating number of signed leaves

9/11

9/11   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
655 words
Illustration(s):
1

The term “9/11” is shorthand for the events of 11 September 2001. On that date, four U.S. planes were

῾A᾽ isha

῾A᾽ isha (c. 614–678)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
597 words

(c. 614–678),

the third and most controversial wife of the prophet Muhammad. ῾A᾽isha bint Abi Bakr lived

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,011 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

1 Origins 2 The Stationers’ Company 3 Beyond London 4 MS circulation and playbooks 5 Religious publishing 6 Copyright and

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
2,543 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

1 General introduction 2 Writing systems 3 Dating systems 4 Book forms 5 Printed books

1 General introduction

The region of

‘A’isha bt. Abi Bakr

‘A’isha bt. Abi Bakr   Reference library

Nancy Khalek

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
One of the wives of *Muhammad and the daughter of the first *caliph, *Abu Bakr (r. 622–4). She died in 678. She married Muhammad at the age of 9, and was his close confidante. She was also ... More
‘A’isha bt. Talha

‘A’isha bt. Talha   Reference library

Nancy Khalek

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

Daughter of *Muhammad’s *Companion *Talha b. ‘Ubayd Allah. She was also the niece of *‘A’isha bt. Abi Bakr...

A(u)sculum Satrianum

A(u)sculum Satrianum   Reference library

H. Kathryn Lomas

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
64 words

*Daunian city, 28 km. (17 mi.) SW of Foggia. It was an important city in the 4th–3rd cent. bc...

A-10A

A-10A   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

a heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum.

A-bracket

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
23 words

the triangular bracket that extends from the hull of a powered vessel to give support to the propeller shafts.

See also ...

a-burton

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
107 words

a term used in the old days of seafaring in the stowage of casks in the hold of a ship when they are laid ...

A-group

A-group   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

the archaeological designation for an indigenous Nubian culture; the term “A-Group” was introduced by George A. Reisner (1910)

a-hull

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
34 words

the condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm ...

a-lee

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
71 words
the position of the helm of a vessel when it has been pushed down to leeward. ‘Helm's a-lee’ is the response of the helmsman of a sailing vessel after putting the helm down on the order to ... More
a-trip

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
82 words

An anchor is said to be a-trip at the moment of weighing when it is broken out of the ground by the pull of the ...

a-weigh

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
48 words
the situation of the anchor at the moment it is broken out of the ground when being weighed. When the anchor is a-weigh the ship is no longer secured to the ground and will drift unless ... More
A2A

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
22 words

The Access to Archives web site, which contains catalogues of archives held in record offices across England.

http://www.a2a.org.uk Access to Archives....

AA

AA   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

abbr. antiaircraft.

Aa, Pieter van der

Aa, Pieter van der (1659–1733)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
194 words

The son of a German stonecutter from Holstein, van der Aa began his career at Leiden in 1683 as a

AAA

AAA   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

abbr. antiaircraft artillery.

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