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Sigmund Freud's name for a game played by his 18-month-old grandson involving a cotton reel which the boy would repeatedly throw out of his cot, exclaiming ‘Oo’ as he did so, forcing his ...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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2010

.../da Sigmund Freud 's name for a game played by his 18-month-old grandson involving a cotton reel which the boy would repeatedly throw out of his cot, exclaiming ‘Oo’ as he did so, forcing his mother to retrieve it for him, at which he would utter an appreciative ‘Ah’. Freud interpreted these noises as babyish approximations of ‘ fort ’, meaning ‘gone’, and ‘ da ’, meaning ‘there’. The significance of the game, which Freud discusses in ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’ ( 1920 ), is that it shows the child transforming an unhappy situation, one in which they have...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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... / da Sigmund Freud ’s name for a game played by his 18-month-old grandson involving a cotton reel which the boy would repeatedly throw out of his cot, exclaiming ‘Oo’ as he did so, forcing his mother to retrieve it for him, at which he would utter an appreciative ‘Ah’. Freud interpreted these noises as babyish approximations of ‘ fort ’, meaning ‘gone’, and ‘ da ’, meaning ‘there’. The significance of the game, which Freud discusses in ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’ ( 1920 ), is that it shows the child transforming an unhappy situation, one in which they...

fort/da

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Sigmund Freud's name for a game played by his 18-month-old grandson involving a cotton reel which the boy would repeatedly throw out of his cot, exclaiming ‘Oo’ as he did so, forcing his mother to ...
powdor fort, powdor douce

powdor fort, powdor douce  

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Medieval English;mixed spices. Powdor fort was hot, containing ginger, pepper, and mace; powdor douce was milder, containing ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Byron R. White

Byron R. White  

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Associate Justice, 1962–93• Born: June 8, 1917, Fort Collins, Colo.• Education: University of Colorado, B.A., 1938; Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, 1939; Yale Law School, LL.B., 1946• Previous ...
Charles L. McNary

Charles L. McNary  

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• Born: June 12, 1874, Salem, Oreg.• Political party: Republican• Education: Leland Stanford Junior University; studied law• Senator from Oregon: 1917–44• Senate minority leader: 1933–44• Died: Feb. ...
Echtrae Lóegairi

Echtrae Lóegairi  

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Irish title for an Old Irish narrative usually translated as the Adventure of Lóegaire. Texts are found in the Book of Leinster and the Book of Fermoy. It is distinguished from others of its type by ...
Jim Wright

Jim Wright  

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(b. Fort Worth, Texas, 22 Dec. 1922)US; member of the US House of Representatives 1954–89, Speaker of the House of Representatives 1987–9 Wright was educated at Weatherford College and at the ...
Joseph Brant

Joseph Brant  

(1742–1807)also known as Thayendanegea Mohawk Indian chief, commissioned captain in British army, and war leader of the pro-British Iroquois, born in the Ohio country. A protégé of the British ...
Scott v. Sandford

Scott v. Sandford  

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(1857). In the 1830s, Dr. John Emerson took his slave, Dred Scott, to the free state of Illinois and then to Fort Snelling, in Wisconsin territory (now Minnesota), where the ...
sídh

sídh  

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A fairy rath (or fort) where the fairies are said to live. They are also known as aos sí (‘fairy folk’), slua sí (‘fairy host’), and daoine maithe (‘good people’). ...
fortifications

fortifications  

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N.1 (often fortifications) a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack.2 the action of fortifying or process of being fortified: the fortification of the ...
Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman  

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(1941– ).Sculptor, video artist, printmaker, conceptual artist, installation artist, performance artist, and photographer. Among the most mercurial, innovative, and controversial artists of recent ...
Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant  

(1822–85)US general and 18th President of the USA (1869–77). He entered the American Civil War as a colonel of volunteers in support of the Union (Northern states), and success brought him rapid ...
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln  

(1809–65)US Republican statesman, 16th President of the USA (1861–65). His election as President on an anti‐slavery platform antipathetic to the interests of the southern states helped precipitate ...
Fortaleza

Fortaleza (Ceará/Brazil)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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...Fortaleza , Ceará/Brazil ( Villa do Forte da Assumpção ) ‘Fortress’ in Portuguese. It takes its name from the adjacent fort built in 1654 to provide protection against attack by local Native...

Inde datae leges ne fortior omnia posset

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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2011
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Law, International Law
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...datae leges ne fortior omnia posset ēn´ da´tī lā´gās nā fōr´tēōr om´nē‐a pōs´sāt . in´dē ´tā le´jēz nē fōr´tē‐ɜr am´nē‐u pō´set . “So he gave them laws, lest the stronger be all‐powerful.” A quotation from Ovid’s Fasti referring to the decision of an early Roman king (Numa) to restrain the Romans with law because they were overly prone to war. The quotation is sometimes used to convey the notion that it is the purpose of laws to limit political power, military power, or physical...

Manaus

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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...Manaus , Amazonas/Brazil ( São José do Rio Negrinho, Villa da Barra, Cidade da Barra do Rio Negro, Manáos ) Founded in 1699 as a small fort called St Joseph of the River Negro, it became the ‘Town of the Bar’, a reference to the sandbar at the mouth of the Negro. In 1850 it was renamed after a native tribe, the Manáos, who lived along the banks of the Negro. The spelling was changed in 1939...

Maputo

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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...Maputo , Mozambique ( Baía da Lagoa, Lourenço Marques ) A province and a city first named ‘Bay of the Lagoon’ (in English, Delagoa Bay), but renamed after the Portuguese trader, Lourenço Marques, who explored the area in 1544 . It was little more than a trading post until a fort was built in 1787 from which the town developed. It became the capital of Portuguese East Africa in 1907 and of Mozambique on independence in 1975 . It was renamed in 1976 after the Maputo River, itself named after a son of a local 18th-century chief,...

Krull, Kathleen

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...Kathleen ( 1952 –), American writer of fiction and nonfiction, born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University, Krull began a career in the publishing industry. Working as an editorial assistant, associate editor, managing editor, and senior editor, Krull has more than a decade of experience in publishing. She has written under several pseudonyms— Kathleen Cowles, Kathryn Kenny, and Kevin Kenny—and has published dozens of books under her own name. Though a versatile author, Krull is probably best known for her...

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