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An area of wetland vegetation that receives its water by both rainfall and ground water flow (rheotrophic), and in which the summer water table is at or below the surface of the sediment. ...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
13 words

... A monetary unit of China worth one hundredth of a yuan...

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... An area of wetland vegetation that receives its water by both rainfall and groundwater flow (rheotrophic), and in which the summer water-table is at or below the surface of the sediment. Fens are peat-forming ecosystems (mires) and can be divided into rich fens, which are usually neutral to acid in their reaction and are often fed by streams draining limestone rocks (i.e. they are rich in calcium), or poor fens, in which case their water is slightly acid and the concentration of dissolved nutrients is low. Some fens are erroneously given the label ...

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
110 words

... An area of wetland vegetation that receives its water by both rainfall and ground water flow (rheotrophic), and in which the summer water table is at or below the surface of the sediment. Fens are peat-forming ecosystems (mires) and can be divided into rich fens, which are usually neutral to acid in their reaction and are often fed by streams draining limestone rocks, or poor fens, in which case their water is slightly acid and the concentration of dissolved nutrients is low. Some fens are erroneously given the label bog (e.g. string bogs and valley...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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2021
Subject:
Archaeology
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67 words

... [Ge] A marshy wetland characterized by alkaline conditions such as occur between fresh water and dry land along lake margins, in river cut‐offs, or extensive wet shallows bordering river estuaries. Fens present an early stage in the progressive colonization of shallow water, the carr stage being next when trees start to establish themselves. The preservation of archaeological remains in fen areas is generally good. Compare bog...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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2007

... C'mon fen, let's sit down and write to the radio stations about this. 1965 D. Hoylman Twilight Zine (letter) (Apr. 13) 29 I had never been to a con before, didn't know the other fen there […], and seldom read other conreports. 1977 S. Wood Algol (Summer–Fall) 23/1 All you need are […] a couple of older fen with experience and enthusiasm (not to mention enough fannish contacts to make up a mailing-list); and a certain amount of mood-enhancers and sheer lunacy. 1991 L. Niven , J. Pournelle & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 87 Very few fen owned...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... A type of wetland dominated by marsh ‐like vegetation, which receives water both from rainfall and from groundwater , and in which in summer the water table is at or below the surface of the upper layer of sediment. It is a peat -forming environment. Bogs have similar types of vegetation but are fed only by...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... The Fens are a low-lying region of the East Midlands and East Anglia, mainly in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. There are no specific boundaries, and the former marshy terrain of the area has changed since the 17th century, when much of the marshland was reclaimed and made suitable for farming. Even so, there are large parts below sea level, crossed by dykes that need constant pumping in order to avoid the ever-present threat of floods, as in the Netherlands. The Fens are felt to be brooding and other-worldly, and they have inspired a number of...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)

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2015

... Author: Caryl Churchill Date/place of 1st performance: 1983 , Colchester Date of 1st publication: 1983 Genre: Drama in 21 scenes Setting/time of action: A village in the Fens, 1980s Cast: 6m, 16f A Japanese businessman welcomes the audience to the fen, the ‘most expensive earth in England’, owned by a multinational corporation. Women pick potatoes, and Val leaves early: she is fed up with her marriage and plans to run away with Frank, who has left his wife. He invites her to stay with him, and she says goodbye to her daughters. Angela is...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... peat Peat that is alkaline or non‐acidic because of the presence of calcium carbonate...

Flag Fen

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Current Version:
2004

...Fen . Archaeological site in Norfolkshire, eastern England, centre of intense ritual activity in the late Bronze Age ( c. 1200 bc ). Excavations reveal an alignment of more than 2,000 oak posts and more than 300 metal items, including daggers, swords, and spears. See Francis Pryor , ‘Flag Fen’, Current Archaeology , 119 (1990),...

Ma Fen

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

...to Ma Fen. Although this work is certainly later than Ma Fen and does not predate the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), it was executed in Ma Fen's compositional style. The Beijing Palace Museum has another horizontal scroll signed and dated 1095 : Herd of Buffaloes . Museum and Gallery Holdings Beijing (Palace Mus.): Herd of Buffaloes (roll opening horizontally, signed and dated) Honolulu (Academy of Arts): 100 Wild Geese (roll opening horizontally,...

Fen, Gervase

Fen, Gervase  

The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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..., Gervase , series detective created by the British composer and anthologist Robert Bruce Montgomery writing as Edmund Crispin . Fen appeared in five novels and several short stories. A late example of a Golden Age detective, and an academic sleuth , Fen is an eccentric Oxford don who is both erudite and comic. Although there was a lapse of twenty-six years between the last two novels in which he appeared, The Long Divorce ( 1951 ; A Noose for Her Neck ) and The Glimpses of the Moon ( 1977 ), Fen's portrayal is remarkably consistent. His...

Deng Fen

Deng Fen (1892)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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Current Version:
2013

...Deng Fen Chinese , 20th century, male. Born 1892 ; died 1968 . Painter . Figures, landscapes, flowers. Auction Records Hong Kong, 16 Jan 1989 : Peach Blossom (ink on paper, 22 × 14 ins/55.9 × 35.6 cm) HKD 18,700 New York, 4 Dec 1989 : Portrait of the Immortal Dong Fangshun (ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll, 36 × 13¾ ins/91.5 × 35 cm) USD 2,090 Hong Kong, 15 Nov 1990 : Moonlit Cliff ( 1922 , ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll, 52¼ × 22¾ ins/132.7 × 58 cm) HKD 77,000 Hong Kong, 31 Oct 1991 : Young Woman Carrying Wine Jar ( 1943 , ink...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

...-phen The combination of fenfluramine and phentermine , formerly used as an anorectic drug in the treatment of obesity; withdrawn in 1995 because of reports of heart valve damage that was later found to be due to fenfluramine, not phentermine, which is still available on...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
4 words

... Far East...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
8 words

... [Airport Code] Fernando de Noronha airport,...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
33 words

... OE. fen(n) = OS. fen(n)i (Du. veen ), OHG. fenna , fenni (G. fenn ), ON. fen , Goth. fani :- Gmc. * fanjam * -jaz * -jō :- IE. * pano- , rel. to Skr. páṅka- mud, OPruss. pannean ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
31 words

... • Current frequencies: GB 14, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 48 • Main GB location 1881: Essex and Herts; Hunts English : see Fenn . Fen, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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92 words

...…! excl. [ fen , to forbid; ? ult. SE fend , forbid] a excl. stating that one is ineligible for a given duty or command or that one forbids it, e.g. fen play! , no playing. 1853 Dickens Bleak House ( 1991 ) 224: I'm fly, […] But fen larks, you know. Stow hooking it! 1864 Bartlett Dict. Americanisms ( 1877 ) 212: A prohibitory exclamation used by boys in their games; as, ‘Fen play’, i.e. I forbid you to play. 1885 ‘'Arry on the Elections’ in Punch 12 Dec. 277/2: Fen brickbats, though, Charlie , old...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
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Length:
112 words

... n. [SE fen , a marshy bog; the image is of the ‘dirtiness’ of the prostitute or the receiver] ( UK Und. ) 1 a prostitute. c. 1698 implied in fag the fen under fag v. 1 . 1725 New Canting Dict. n.p.: fen a Strumpet, or Bawd, a common Prostitute. 1737, 1759, 1760, 1776 Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. 1725 ]. 1785, 1788, 1796 Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue . 1811 Lex. Balatronicum . 1823 Egan Grose's Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue . 1859 Matsell Vocabulum . 2 a madame, a procuress....

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