You are looking at 1-20 of 2,898 entries  for:

  • Type: Subject Reference x
  • Society and culture x
clear all

View:

Overview

20/20

Subject: Music

This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

UMBRELLA as present

UMBRELLA as present   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Superstitions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

... as present 1982 Female student, 20 [Cleveland, Yorks.] It is considered unlucky to give an umbrella as a...

Nascetta

Nascetta   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

..., floral white wine grape recently revived in the langhe where there were just over 20 ha/49 acres by 2010...

WASHING UP together

WASHING UP together   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Superstitions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

...UP together 1982 Female student, 20 [Cleveland, Yorks.] If both partners assist each other with the washing up, the marriage will be happy: ‘Wash and wipe together, Live in peace...

TELEPHONE, ringing

TELEPHONE, ringing   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Superstitions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

..., ringing 1982 Female student, 20 [Cleveland, Yorks.] It is thought that a telephone ringing at intermittent intervals with no call following it is an omen of death. Cf. KNOCKING = death omen...

PLATE on top of another = death

PLATE on top of another = death   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Superstitions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

... on top of another = death 1936 E. H. RUDKIN Lincolnshire 17. To eat off a plate with another plate beneath it … foretells death. 1982 Woman, 20 [Cleveland, Yorks.] Death is imminent if a meal is eaten from a plate resting on another...

STUMBLING reveals guilt

STUMBLING reveals guilt   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Superstitions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

... reveals guilt 1982 Woman, 20 [Yorks.] If the bride or groom were to stumble or make a false step when approaching the altar rail, then this was believed to be a sure sign that some unconfessed moral wrong had been...

TEA-LEAVES, disposing of

TEA-LEAVES, disposing of   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Superstitions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

..., disposing of 1982 Female student, 20 [Cleveland, Yorks.] It is considered extremely unlucky to throw tea leaves away, as they should always be laid on the back of the fire to keep poverty away. Cf. WASHING WATER , throwing out...

IVY on house wall

IVY on house wall   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Superstitions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

... on house wall 1912 LEATHER Herefordshire 20. If ivy growing on the wall of a house die, it is thought to be a sign of the death of one of the...

Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan (1809–49)   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
Length:
37 words

...Edgar Allan ( 1809–49 ), American poet and story writer : comes to Scotland and attends school in Irvine 1815 ; at school in London ( Chelsea : Sloane St.) 1816–17 , ( Stoke Newington ) 1817–20 . The Raven 1845...

roulade

roulade   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

... something rolled up, for example in the manner of a swiss roll . This French term gained increasing currency towards the end of the 20th century, when savoury preparations of this sort, as well as sweet ones,...

Faberrebe

Faberrebe   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

..., or Faber , waning, early-ripening German vine cross bred by Dr Scheu at Alzey in Rheinhessen in the early 20th century. Most of its 435 ha in 2011 were in the Rheinhessen. A little is also grown in...

Lutomer

Lutomer   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

..., known as Ljutomer in slovenia , small town in the far east of the country which lent its name to a UK-bottled brand , popular in the mid 20th century, most famously of laški rizling...

Morrastel

Morrastel   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...is the main French synonym for Rioja’s graciano . Morrastel-Bouschet , is a much lesser cross that produced substantial quantities of notably deep red wine in the Languedoc in the mid 20th...

Nouvelle

Nouvelle   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

..., vigorous, productive South African mid-20th-century cross of crouchen and trebbiano Toscano which became popular from the mid 1990s for its ability to add obvious methoxypyrazine aromas to Cape Sauvignon Blanc. A few hundred hectares had been planted by 2005...

Seyve-Villard

Seyve-Villard   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

..., series of about 100 french hybrids developed by hybridizer Bertille Seyve and his partner and father-in-law Victor Villard, much planted in France in the mid 20th century. Perhaps the most famous, however, is seyval blanc...

tipping

tipping   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

..., the viticultural practice of cutting off shoot tips at flowering. Normally about 10 to 20 cm (8 in) of shoot tip are removed. This can help reduce the problem of coulure , or poor fruit set , for some susceptible...

Hothfield

Hothfield   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
Length:
69 words

... Kent Village S of the A20, 4 m. W of Ashford. Alfred Austin , editor ( 1883–94 ) of the National Review , lived ( 1867–1913 ) at Swinford Old Manor, ½ m. S. He recounts in The Garden That I Love ( 1894 ) how he found the house and restored the neglected garden. A prolific writer, he produced 20 volumes of verse between 1871 and 1908 . He became Poet Laureate in 1896...

asiago

asiago   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

... an Italian cheese named for the commune of Asiago in the province of Vicenza, had only local importance until the 20th century, but is now better known and has become a protected name. It is made from cow’s milk, in the form of wheels weighing from 9 to 14 kg (20 to 30 lb). It is called mezzanello and used as a table cheese when six months old. Asiago vecchio and stravecchio have been aged for 12 and 18 months respectively, and are used for grating, especially over minestrone . It is not unlike the grana ...

scuffing

scuffing   Reference library

Horst Dornbusch

The Oxford Companion to Beer

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

... (accessed October 15, 2010). On-Line Coating of Glass with Tin Oxide by Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition . http://www.osti.gov/glass/Best%20Practices%20Documents/Other%20Case%20Studies/On-line%20coating%20of%20glass.pdf (accessed October 15, 2010). Process for forming tin oxide glass coating . http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4329379.html (accessed October 15, 2010). Horst...

lodging resistance

lodging resistance   Reference library

Thomas Kraus-Weyermann

The Oxford Companion to Beer

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...May 2, 2011). http://www.ibgs.cz/photos/book_of_abstracts/Session_10.htm/ (accessed May 2, 2011). http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/barley-orge/harvest-recolte/2009/qbsm09-qosm09-eng.pdf/ (accessed May 2, 2011). http://www.sabbi.org/reports/Guidelines%20for%20the%20production%20of%20Malting%20Barley%20Winter%20Dryland%202009.pdf/ (accessed May 2, 2011). Thomas...

View: