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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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24 words

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

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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2010
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History, Social sciences
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6,011 words
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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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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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2,543 words
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Oxford University Press
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1 General introduction 2 Writing systems 3 Dating systems 4 Book forms 5 Printed books

1 General introduction

The region of

A-10A

A-10A   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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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.)

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Current Version:
2007
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History, Social sciences
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23 words

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

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a-burton

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

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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-hull

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

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2007
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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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2007
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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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2007
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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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2007
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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
AA

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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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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2010
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History, Social sciences
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194 words

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

AAA

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

abbr. antiaircraft artillery.

Aachen

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Charles Messenger

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

German city situated close to the Dutch and Belgian borders, the scene of the first major battle fought by Eisenhower

Aachen, Battle of

Aachen, Battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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(October 1944) a World War II battle in which Aachen became the first German city to fall to

Aachen, Siege of

Aachen, Siege of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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Following the death in 1247 of Henry Raspe, who had been the rival of the excommunicated Emperor Frederick II,

AADC

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

abbr. area air defense commander.

AAF

AAF   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

abbr.Army Air Force(s).

Aardvark

Aardvark   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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F-111 a two-seat twin-engine aircraft used as an attack/strike plane.

Aarflot, Sivert Knudssøn

Aarflot, Sivert Knudssøn (1759–1817)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
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History, Social sciences
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73 words

Inspired by Enlightenment ideas, he converted his private library into a public *lending library (in 1797, it had 84

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