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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 ...

public park

public park  

Garden, open space, or park open to and maintained by or for the public. From the time of C18 Enlightenment the desirability of providing public parks for the well-being of town-dwellers was ...
aspect ratio

aspect ratio  

Of a fin or wing, the ratio of length to width. A high-aspect-ratio fin or wing tends to be long and thin, producing a high lift- or thrust-to-drag ratio.
academies

academies  

Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
abortion

abortion  

There is no actual prohibition in the Bible against aborting a foetus. Nevertheless, in the unanimously accepted Jewish consensus, abortion is a very serious offence, though foeticide is not treated ...
Darwinism

Darwinism  

The theory of evolution by natural selection, often used incorrectly as a synonym for the theory of evolution itself. The term ‘neo-Darwinism’ is often used to denote the ‘new synthesis’ (i.e. ...
television

television  

1. An electronic technology enabling the encoding and decoding of ‘moving images’ and synchronized sounds, together with their unidirectional, instantaneous, long-distance transmission and reception ...
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin  

(1809–82)British naturalist, who studied medicine in Edinburgh followed by theology at Cambridge University, intending a career in the Church. However, his interest in natural history led him to ...
suicide

suicide  

The act of intentionally ending one's own life. A suicide pact is an agreement between two (or more) people to commit suicide together. See also euthanasia.
surplus production

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The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...1976–80 326.0 285.7 40.3 12 1981–85 333.6 280.7 52.8 16 1986–90 292.8 237.0 55.8 19 1991–95 261.3 222.7 38.6 15 1996 272.5 223.2 49.3 18 1997 264.4 223.5 40.9 15 1998 262.1 227.8 34.4 13 1999 281.2 225.1 56.1 20 2000 280.0 226.6 53.4 19 2001 266.6 226.9 39.7 15 2002 257.8 228.6 29.2 11 2003 266.7 234.7 32.0 12 2004 296.4 237.6 58.8 20 2005 278.0 236.9 41.1 15 2006 282.6 244.7 37.9 13 2007 267.8 252.4 15.4 6 2008 268.7 248.7 20.0 7 2009 272.2 240.9 31.3 11 2010 264.3 240.3 24.0 9 2011 267.4 241.2 26.2 10 2012 254.7 241.2 13.5 5 2013 278.6 238.7 39.9 14 Note:...

Istrian

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Samir Kalit

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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2017

...average, for two hundred days. Pramenka have adapted to the local ecological conditions and particularly to the flora available for grazing, therefore producing milk of exceptional quality. Istrian cheese is characterized by a cylindrical shape, 7 to 8 inches (18 to 20 centimeters) in diameter and 2.8 to 3.5 inches (7 to 9 centimeters) in height. Only rennet is added to the milk, without using starters. Therefore, the acidification that occurs, as well as the specific flavor of the cheese, is caused by natural, non-starter lactic acid bacteria that originates...

Trappist breweries

Trappist breweries   Reference library

Derek Walsh

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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2013

...Ypres, 10 km from the French border, and produces three beers: Blond (5.8% ABV), 8 (8% ABV), and 12 (10.2% ABV). They are only available in bottles sold in wooden crates at the abbey gate. Chimay, arguably the most famous of the seven Trappist breweries, is located south of Charleroi, 1 km from the French border, and produces four beers: Dorée (4.8% ABV; not for commercial sale), Rouge (7% ABV), Tripel (8% ABV), and Bleue (9% ABV). Their beers are transferred by tank truck to Baileux, 8 km away, for bottling. The Koningshoeven abbey and brewery, located close...

Casciotta d’Urbino

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Marta Bertolino

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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Current Version:
2017

...and a thin rind (1 milimeter). It is about 2–3 inches (5–7 centimeters) high, 5–6 inches (12–16 centimeters) in diameter, and weighs 1.7–2.6 pounds (0.8–1.2 kilograms). The interior paste is straw-white in color, soft, and friable, with small holes and a sweet taste. Its largest component (70–80 percent) is whole ewe’s milk, mixed with a smaller amount (20–30 percent) of whole cow’s milk, coming from two milkings. The raw milk is coagulated at 95°F (35°C) using liquid and/or powdered calf rennet within 20–30 minutes. After the coagulum is cut into pieces the...

EGGS after sunset

EGGS after sunset   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Superstitions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions
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246 words

...sunset if they are to be set, or they will never hatch. 1982 Woman, 20 [Cleveland, Yorks.] In the country, it is considered bad luck to bring eggs into the house after...

couching

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Thomas Kraus-Weyermann

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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2013

...A couch retains the temperature of the grain and thus accelerates the uptake of surface water after the wet transfer from the steep. This promotes the completion of chitting and the start of germination. See chitting and germination . The couch is anywhere from 20 to 90 cm high (about 8 inches to 3 feet) and often placed in a rigid, rectangular structure with a flat bottom called a couch frame. In cold weather, couching can last 24 hours or longer, and the couch is often covered with sacks or a tarpaulin to maintain the proper temperature. Once chitting...

sport participation

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
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803 words

...by telephone between mid October 2005 and mid October 2006 , representative of the adult population of England. Excluding recreational walking and swimming, which 20% and 13.8% of the population took part in at least once a month, the top sports and recreational activities of the population were as follows: gym (including exercise bikes and rowing machines), 7.8%; all forms of football, 7.1%; running/jogging, 4.6%; golf/pitch and putt/putting, 3.6%; badminton, 2.2% (and at 900,332 people—the participation figure projected on the basis of the sample...

Taleggio

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Milena Brasca

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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2017

...characteristics are in fact strictly correlated with the biochemical modifications occurring during the ripening process from the surface of the cheese to the inside, called “centripetal maturation.” This square cheese is 78 inches (18–20 centimeters) wide, about 1.5–3 inches (4–7 centimeters) high, and weighs 3.7–4.8 pounds (1.7–2.2 kilograms). The rind is soft and thin with a natural pinkish-red color, and may have irregular spots of gray-green mold. The number of the dairy plant is impressed on one side. Inside, Taleggio is white to straw yellow, with...

pH

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Horst Dornbusch

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...performance in the fermenter, as well as the quality of the finished beer. Enzymes perform at their peak only within narrow pH ranges (optima): Gum-converting endo-beta-glucanases have a pH optimum of 4.7 to 5; protein-converting endopeptidase and carboxypeptidase are at 5 to 5.2; and starch-converting beta- and alpha-amylase are at 5.4 to 5.6 and 5.6 to 5.8, respectively. In mashes that are too acidic or too alkaline, enzyme activity is impaired and can even stop. Most mashes, therefore, are kept at a compromise pH range close to 5.4 to 5.6, which is also...

Brixham

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

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

...of Lower Brixham, or ‘Brixham Quay’, was enlarged in 1825–7 and 1872 and finally rebuilt ( 1884–1907 ) in memory of Lyte . When he arrived with his wife and family they lived in Burton St., at a house now called Whitegates, until 1833 , when they moved to Berry Head House (later a hotel). It was at Berry Head, a short time before his death from tuberculosis, that he wrote ‘Abide with Me’ after watching the sun set over Tor Bay in the late summer of 1847 (he died in Nice on 20 Nov. ). The carillon of All Saints’ plays his three best‐known hymns...

flip-top

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Horst Dornbusch

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

.... vol 15, no 2. http://hbd.org/mbas/pdf/feb08.pdf (accessed January 27, 2011). Nicolai Fritzner . http://books.google.com/books?id=0hEzAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA2043&lpg=PA2043&dq=Nicolai+Fritzner&source=bl&ots=tg-TI8rpmI&sig=4knasu-VtJmg6Q-17HGP8iAjfaE&hl=en&ei=BpxBTZj5HMT68Ab2v6GzAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&sqi=2&ved=0CDUQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Nicolai%20Fritzner&f=false/ (accessed January 27, 2011). Horst...

Goed sakken

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Derek Walsh

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Current Version:
2013

...brewer was using 45.5 kg (100 lb) of grain in total, the technique looked like this: the first sack (60% of the total grain bill) was called the goed sakken and would be composed of 20.9 kg (46 lb) malted barley, 3.6 kg (8 lb) oats, and 2.7 kg (6 lb) unmalted wheat. The second (remaining 40% of the grain bill) was called the “vet sakken” (“fat sacks”) and would be composed of 1.8 kg (4 lb) malted barley and 16.4 kg (36 lb) unmalted wheat. Presumably the vet sakken, lacking much malt enzyme to convert the wheat starches into sugars, was rather difficult to deal...

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