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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

Skate

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Skate-class nuclear submarine. Length/beam/draft: 81.6 m × 7.6 m × 6.1 m (267'8" × 25' × 20'). Displacement: 2,570 tons (surfaced), 2,861 tons (submerged). Speed: 18+ knots (submerged). Complement: ...
U-47

U-47  

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German submarine. Type VIIB. Length/beam/draft: 66.5 m × 6.2 m × 4.8 m (218′ × 20.3′ × 15.7′). Tonnage: 753 tons. Hull: steel. Complement: 44 crew. Armament: 5 × 21.3″ ...
sandbagger

sandbagger  

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A type of broad, shallow, open or partly decked sailing boat which originated in America about 1850, in which movable ballast in the form of sandbags was used while racing, and wagers were often made ...
boeier

boeier  

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A craft used on the inland waterways of Holland, with apple-shaped bows and stern, rounded bottom, and broad fan-shaped leeboards for sailing in very shallow waters. The boeier originated in the ...
Darwin mounds

Darwin mounds  

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Are features discovered in 1998 in deep water (1,000 m/3,280 ft) off Cape Wrath, Scotland. They extend over an area of about 100 square kilometres (38.6 sq. mls.); each mound being about 100 metres ...
nocturnal

nocturnal  

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Occurring or active during the night or nightly. Compare diurnal. [From Latin nocturnalis nocturnal, from nox, noctis night]
cruiser

cruiser  

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In the days of sailing navies a ship, usually a fourth-rate or large frigate, detached from a fleet to cruise independently in search of the enemy. Frigates and smaller warships engaged in the ...
cutter

cutter  

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A term which embraces a variety of small vessels.1 In its older meaning it referred to a small, decked ship with one mast and a bowsprit, with a gaff mainsail on a boom, a square yard and topsail, ...
wars, foreign

wars, foreign  

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The first major foreign war in English experience was the prolonged war with France, begun by Edward III (r. 1327–77), and known as the Hundred Years War. It came to a temporary end in 1382, but was ...
Panama

Panama  

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A tropical country occupying the narrow isthmus linking Central and South America, bounded by Costa Rica to the west and Colombia to the east.Physical.Along the length of the country runs a range of ...
Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton  

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(1765–1815),American engineer. He was first apprenticed to a jeweller, then took up portrait and landscape painting as a profession, and finally, during a visit to England in 1794, decided that ...
galley

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1 The oared fighting ship of the Mediterranean dating from about 3000 bc, and lasting into the 18th century. Originally propelled by oars arranged on a single level, galleys were developed with oars ...
environment

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[Ge]The total surroundings in which a human society finds itself; all the factors that in any way affect its mode of life.
Pelorus Class Light Cruisers

Pelorus Class Light Cruisers  

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Laid down 1897, launched 1898–99; displacement 2100–2200 tons; length 314 feet; beam 37 feet; speed 20.5 knots; armament 8 × 4-inch guns, 8 × 3-pounder guns, 3 machine guns (after 1918 Psyche 2 × ...
Meteor, Gloster

Meteor, Gloster  

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(Single-seat ground-attack fighter [Mark 8]). Wingspan 37 feet 2 inches; length 44 feet 7 inches; armament 4 × 20-mm cannon, bombs 2 × 500-pound or 8 rockets; maximum speed 590 ...
Sea Venom, De Havilland

Sea Venom, De Havilland  

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(Carrier-borne 2-seat all-weather fighter). Wingspan 42 feet 10 inches; length 36 feet 7 inches; armament 4 × 20-mm cannon, 8 × 60-pound rockets; maximum speed 560 m.p.h.; range 1000 miles, power 1 × ...
ancestor worship

ancestor worship  

The real or supposed ancestors of the Hebrews were venerated and were felt to be so close that their descendants even continued to suffer for their sins (Exod. 20: 5). Not surprisingly it would seem ...
Jacques Delors

Jacques Delors  

(b. 20 July 1925).President of the EC Commission 1985–94 Following a university degree in economics he worked for the Bank of France (1945–61), while also being active in the Christian trade‐union ...
UDF

UDF  

A French political party founded in 1978 by Giscard d'Estaing. In 1966 he had set up the FNRI (Fédération Nationale des Républicains Indépendants, Independent Republican Party) out of the small rump ...
Kim Young Sam

Kim Young Sam  

(b. 20 Dec. 1927).President of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) 1993–8Born near Pusan, he graduated in sociology from the Seoul National University in 1951. He became a secretary to Syngman Rhee, ...

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