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John Charles Gittins

(1938–  ; b. Durham, England) English statistician. Gittins studied mathematics at Cambridge U and obtained his PhD (on optimal resource allocation) from University College, ...

Gittins, John Charles

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A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)

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..., John Charles ( 1938–   ; b. Durham, England ) English statistician . Gittins studied mathematics at Cambridge U and obtained his PhD (supervised by Lindley , his research concerned optimal resource allocation) from University College, Aberystwyth. After working for the Steel Company of Wales, he joined the faculty at Oxford U in 1974 , becoming Professor of Statistics in 1996 . He was awarded the Guy Medal in Silver of the RSS in 1984 . http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/people/associate_staff/john_gittins University...

John Charles Gittins

John Charles Gittins  

(1938–  ; b. Durham, England)English statistician. Gittins studied mathematics at Cambridge U and obtained his PhD (on optimal resource allocation) from University College, Aberystwyth. After working ...
Essay with Commentary on Post-Biblical Jewish Literature

Essay with Commentary on Post-Biblical Jewish Literature   Reference library

Philip S. Alexander

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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48,106 words
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...of clarifying and extending the law of Moses is well attested in the Second Temple Jewish legal literature that has survived. The texts from Wadi Murabba῾at near the Dead Sea illustrate legal documentary forms, such as marriage contracts ( kĕtûbbôt ) and bills of divorce ( gittîn ), which though not given in the Torah itself, would have been necessary for the implementation of the law. We find similar documents embedded in the Mishnah. A case in point is the famous Prosbul of Hillel, which, arguably, was not so much intended to implement the biblical...

Dogs in the Abrahamic Traditions

Dogs in the Abrahamic Traditions   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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2010
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Religion, Social sciences
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...Pesahim 111a). On the other hand, rabbinical literature also acknowledges canine loyalty and courage, which justified a charitable attitude to pets. Following Deuteronomy 11:15, the Talmud states that Jews may not eat before feeding them ( Babylonian Talmud, Berachot 40a, Gittin 62a); it also acknowledges the meritorious behavior of canines in defense of their owners, thus earning them recognition for life. Stories of this kind were used to emphasize God's omnipotence, which in times of danger may turn the “natural enemies of men” (i.e., dogs) into...

Warnock, Helen Mary, Baroness Warnock of Weeke

Warnock, Helen Mary, Baroness Warnock of Weeke (1924)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Philosophy
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2,234 words

...(1970), pp.323–36. Existentialism (Oxford, 1970). (Ed.), John Stuart Mill , Utilitarianism (1970). ‘Towards a Definition of Quality in Education’, in R. S. Peters (ed.), The Philosophy of Education (Oxford, 1973), pp.112–22. ‘The Neutral Teacher’, in M. Taylor (ed.), Progress and Problems in Moral Education (Slough, 1975), pp.103–12. Imagination (1976). Schools of Thought (1977). (with T. Devlin ), What Must we Teach? (1977). The Concept of Educational Need [Charles Gittins Lecture] (Swansea, 1978). Education a Way Ahead (Oxford, 1979)....

Childhood and Curriculum

Childhood and Curriculum   Reference library

Julie C. Garlen

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

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2021
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Social sciences, Education
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6,185 words

...NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons. Cannella, G. (2002). Introduction. In G. Canella & J. Kincheloe (Eds.). Kidworld: Childhood studies, global perspectives, and education . Portland, OR: Ringgold. Cobb, J. (2015). Industrialization and Southern society: 1877–1984 . Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. Dewey, J. (1902). The child and the curriculum . Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Duschinsky, R. (2013). Augustine, Rousseau, and the idea of childhood. The Heythrop Journal , 54 (1), 77–88. Ezell, M. J. M. (1983). John Locke’s...

Spiritual

Spiritual   Reference library

Sandra Jean Graham

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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4,390 words

...according to the way spirituals were already in use at Hampton: Hymns of Admonition (e.g., “De Ole Sheep Done Know de Road”) Hymns of Aspiration (“In Bright Mansions Above”) Hymns of Christian Life (“I Ain’t Going to Study War No More”) Hymns of Judgment (“In Dat Great Gittin’-Up Mornin’”) Hymns of Praise (“Rise and Shine”) Hymns of Tribulation (“Keep Me from Sinking Down”) Dett noted that despite the spirituals’ singularity of poetry, melody, harmony, and rhythm, “they correspond in sentiment with all the basic ideas of orthodox religious dogma.” As...

Gender

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Sophie Démare-Lafont, Robert S. Kawashima, William Loader, and Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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2015
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Religion, Law
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31,119 words

...In a similar manner, the dissolution of the relationship is regulated by a document ( geṭ in Mishnaic Hebrew) that the husband is obligated to give to his wife. The Mishnah devotes a tractate each to the production and communication of these documents, m. Ketubbot and m. Giṭṭin , spelling out the legal specifications, and thus providing the basis for much of Jewish laws of marriage throughout history, including regulations of whom can marry whom. Rabbinic marital law is rooted in biblical law in significant ways. Biblical Hebrew refers to a “bill of divorce”...

World Religions

World Religions   Reference library

Arvind Sharma, Katherine K. Young, Katherine K. Young, and Katherine K. Young

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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2008
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... Jewish Prayer Book. Image from a nineteenth-century Austrian book containing a selection of blessings and prayers recited by women on particular occasions. A woman kindles the Sabbath lights (left) , and a woman in her bath. Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY punishments ( Mishna Gittin 9:8). By contrast, elite Hinduism, with its sacramental view of marriage, traditionally had no provisions for divorce whatsoever—although divorce has been prevalent among the lower castes and tribals, whose religions and social structures are very much like those of earlier...

john

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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...He came out on ther John's arm, 'igh kickin', 'n' singin' fit t' split. 1911 L. Stone Jonah 17: These Johns run a man in, an' swear his life away ter git a stripe on their sleeve. 1915 C.J. Dennis ‘A Spring Song’ in Songs of a Sentimental Bloke 15: Me, that ‘as done me stretch fer stoushin’ Johns, / An' spen's me leisure gittin' on the shick. 1918 C.J. Dennis ‘The Cultured Constable’ Backblock Ballads 93: ‘Nay, gentle John,’ said I, ‘attend. / A thief my goods and gold / Seeks to purloin. Go, seize the man.’ 1922 E. Dyson Missing Link ...

stretch

stretch n.   Reference library

Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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...Song’ in Songs of a Sentimental Bloke 15: Me, that ‘as done me stretch fer stoushin’ Johns, / An' spen's me leisure gittin' on the shick. 1926 N. Lucas London and its Criminals 22: ‘Izzy’ had ‘gone down’ for a ‘stretch’ (twelve months). 1939 V. Davis Gentlemen of the Broad Arrows 164: Mosher is doing seven stretch and I'm doing five. 1943 M. Harrison Reported Safe Arrival 19: I done a two-stretch. ‘Tworn't so dusty. Considerin’… 1956 ‘ Charles Raven ’ Und. Nights 170: Bob Day, who had bought one groin too many and was doing a two...

pussy

pussy n.   Reference library

Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...on his top lip. pussy whip ( v. ) ( orig. US ) of a woman, to dominate one's husband or partner. 1999 E. Bunker Mr Blue 248: Flip had ‘pussy-whipped’ him, which she could do if any woman ever could. 2002 D.H. Sterry Chicken ( 2003 ) 173: Cum awn by when you done gittin' pussy-whipped. pussy-whipped ( adj. ) ( also hen-whipped , p.w.'ed , p-whipped ) [fig. used of SE whip ] 1 ( orig. US ) dominated by a woman, esp. a wife or girlfriend. 1966 Current Sl. I:1 4/1: Pussy whipped A male dominated by a female. 1967 M. Braly On...

leg

leg n.   Reference library

Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...1975 J. Pidgeon Flame 21: Still quite a one for the birds is our Jack. He'll be getting his leg over in the pension queue. 1989 G. Tremlett Little Legs 52: He never, ever, got his leg over. 1993 I. Welsh Trainspotting 74: It's obvious though, that he's no gittin his leg over. 2000 N. Griffiths Grits 471: Christ, I hadn't ad me leg ova faw awlmowst two years. 2001 K. Waterhouse Soho 75: You're not gunner believe this, but do you know who I got my leg across with down in London? 2002 J. Moore Fourplay 265: She had to...

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