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A Dada periodical founded by Picabia in Barcelona in 1917; subsequent issues were published in New York, Lausanne, Zurich, and Paris until 1924. The name was meant to recall Stieglitz's ...

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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2015
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Art & Architecture
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... A Dada periodical founded by Picabia in Barcelona in 1917 ; subsequent issues were published in New York, Lausanne, Zurich, and Paris until 1924 . The name was meant to recall Stieglitz 's short-lived periodical 291 , to which Picabia had contributed. Although 391 was mainly literary in content, it also included visual material. Issue no. 12 ( March 1920 ) featured Duchamp 's mustachioed Mona Lisa on the cover and contained one of Picabia's best-known iconoclastic statements—a large inkblot labelled ‘La Sainte...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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2011
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... [Airline] Zambian...

391

391  

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A Dada periodical founded by Picabia in Barcelona in 1917; subsequent issues were published in New York, Lausanne, Zurich, and Paris until 1924. The name was meant to recall Stieglitz's short-lived ...
4 The History of the Book in Byzantium

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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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...to ask how far they succeeded in preserving the stock of Greek literature they inherited in late antiquity. It is fairly certain that already by this date a number of classical texts were no longer in circulation; the destruction of the library at the Serapeum in Alexandria in 391 will no doubt have led to further losses. Though there is very little historical evidence on these matters, it seems that the emperors never succeeded in maintaining a substantial library comparable to those found in the great cultural centres of the ancient world; a monastery...

6 The European Printing Revolution

6 The European Printing Revolution   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...ISTC database (consulted April 2007 ), almost three-quarters were printed in the ancient languages: 21,122 were printed in Latin (72 per cent), 154 in Hebrew, 65 in Greek, and 14 in Church Slavonic. As for modern languages, 3,141 editions were printed in German (10 per cent), 2,391 in Italian (8 per cent), 1,611 in French (5 per cent), 566 in Dutch (1 per cent), 421 in Spanish (1 per cent), 234 in English, 134 in Catalan, 33 in Czech, 11 in Portuguese, 2 in Swedish, one edition each in Breton, Danish, Frisian, Provençal, and Sardinian. The editions for which...

41 The History of the Book in Korea

41 The History of the Book in Korea   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...system are poems. Texts from the Three Kingdoms period that survive as physical objects include a massive memorial slab—more than seven metres high and engraved with 18,000 seal-script Chinese characters, praising King Kwanggaet’o (who ruled the northern Kingdom of Koguryŏ, ad 391–413 )—and an engraved stele ( ad 503 ) from Yŏngil, North Kyŏngsang Province. It is a slab of granite, polished for engraving on three sides; bearing 231 characters of various sizes, in an archaic style, it records the judgement of a dispute about land ownership. The preservation...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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...terms: • “Pedants, prigs, purists, precisians, and all dry-witted and thin-witted persons naturally hate slang, because it is alive. But men of rich natures love slang. It is the wild game of language.” Educational Review ( 1892 ) (as quoted in C.H. Ward , What Is English? 391–92 [ 1925 ]). • “[A]n accustomed word sometimes seems to lose its force through familiarity, and the substitution of a picturesque or ludicrous metaphor enlivens the dullness of ordinary straightforward speech. This impulse accounts for the growth of what we call slang.” Henry...

anthropic

anthropic  

Relating to the period during which humans have existed on Earth.
attached

attached  

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When a warrant has remained attached to the securities with which they were originally issued (cf. cum).
Alan Bullock

Alan Bullock  

(1914–2004),British historian, born in Bradford, educated at Wadham College, Oxford. He began his academic career at Oxford as a fellow of New College in 1945. He was instrumental in ...
Balfour, David

Balfour, David  

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A character in R. L. Stevenson's Kidnapped and Catriona.
Brabanzio

Brabanzio  

Accuses Othello of having bewitched his daughter Desdemona before the Duke of Venice, Othello 1.3.Anne Button
Bredwardine

Bredwardine  

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HerefordshireVillage off the B438, 12 m. NW of Hereford. Francis Kilvert was vicar here from 1877 until his death two years later. His grave in the churchyard is marked ...
amphibious assault ship

amphibious assault ship  

LHA a naval ship designed to carry and land assault troops by helicopters, landing craft, or other amphibious vehicles.
CMW

CMW  

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Committee for the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families of 18 December 1990: U.N. Doc. A/RES/45/158; see Migrant Workers Convention.
dolichos

dolichos  

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The ‘long race’ run at the ancient Olympics in Greece, introduced in 720 bc, and comparable to the modern 1,500- or 5,000-metre events. See also Olympic Games, ancient.
Fallen House

Fallen House  

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(1953),James K. Baxter's third major published collection, exhibits greater confidence and maturity through the evenness of its tone and the less emphatic echoes of his many adolescent influences. ...
Rex Deverell

Rex Deverell  

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(b. 1941).Born in Toronto and raised in Orillia, Ontario, he graduated from McMaster University with a B.A. in Arts in 1963, and in Divinity in 1966 (submitting his first ...
Fidès Devriès

Fidès Devriès  

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(b New Orleans, 22 April 1851; d1941).Dutch soprano. Daughter of Rosa de Vries-van Os, and sister of Jeanne, Maurice and Hermann Devriès. She was born in New Orleans, during ...
Pesher Hosea

Pesher Hosea  

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The biblical commentaries from Cave 4 at Qumran include two very fragmentary manuscripts (4Q166 and 4Q167) containing commentary on the Book of Hosea. Like other representatives of the pesher genre ...

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