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A vertical cylindrical trunk in a ship through which the suction pipes of the bilge pump pass, reaching right down into the lowest part of the hull. Its object is to prevent ballast or ...

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland   Reference library

Kevan R. Wylie, Anthony Bains, Tina Ball, Patricia Barnes, Rohan Collier, Jane Craig, Linda Delaney, Julia Field, Danya Glaser, Peter Greenhouse, Mary Griffin, Margot Huish, Anne M. Johnson, George Kinghorn, Helen Mott, Paula Nicolson, Jane Read, Fran Reader, Gwyneth Sampson, Peter Selman, José von Bühler, Jane Wadsworth, Kaye Wellings, and Stephen Whittle

Contiuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
37,481 words
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...Kaye Wellings , and Julia Field The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles In 1990 and 1991 , Wadsworth, Johnson, Wellings, and Field undertook a large population survey in Great Britain, The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Johnson et al. 1992 , 1994 ; Wellings et al. 1994 ). A key aim of this survey was to provide information for models to predict the epidemic of HIV using data on partnerships and activity, but in addition, this study provided valuable information about sexual behavior in the United Kingdom, as well as...

Drum

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James Blades, Janet K. Page, Edmund A. Bowles, Anthony King, Mervyn McLean, Mary Riemer-Weller, Robert Anderson, James Blades, and James Holland

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
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9,683 words
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...of North Africa has snares underneath the drumhead. Early frame drums seem to appear in the ritual animal dances depicted on wall paintings at Çatal Höyük in Anatolia (6th millennium bce ), where two of the dancers might be holding a circular instrument. In Mesopotamia they are well attested in terracotta female figurines from Ur in the neo-Sumerian period ( c 2150–1800 bce ); dancers now used the drum rather than clappers in ritual performances, and it flourished in western Asia until the end of the ancient era. The Egyptian frame drum was either circular...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...wellness A word used by behavioral scientists to describe a state of dynamic physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being that enables a person to achieve full potential and an enjoyable life. ...

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Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

... The quality or state of being mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually healthy, especially as a result of deliberate effort, through having a proper diet, taking appropriate exercise, and avoiding unnecessary risks. Wellness is not merely the absence of disease or...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007

... A condition obtained when a person achieves a level of health that minimizes the chances of becoming ill. Wellness is achieved by a combination of emotional, environmental, mental, physical, social, and spiritual...

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
98 words

... An optimal state of health. Wellness as a concept became commonly used towards the end of the 20th century and maintains that health is not simply the absence of illness and disease but is a continuum from death at one end, through absence of illness, to an optimal state of being at the other end. The World Health Organization defines wellness through two foci: ‘the realization of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually and economically, and the fulfillment of one's role expectations in the family,...

trade

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Michael Decker, David Phillipson, Rebecca Darley, Peter S. Wells, Michael Decker, and Christopher Haas

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Current Version:
2018

...are not well documented archaeologically; they probably included metals, textiles, and foodstuffs, as well as slaves. Nor is it clear how trade was carried on, whether by barter, market trade, gift exchange, or exchanges associated with patronage —not to mention plunder. Archaeology does not furnish the sort of evidence which makes it possible to distinguish between these various mechanisms, but all of them have been proposed by scholars intending to explain the discovery of foreign objects on archaeological sites in barbarian territory. Peter S. Wells B....

Bagpipe

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William A. Cocks, Anthony C. Baines, Roderick D. Cannon, James B. Kopp, Seán Donnelly, and Graham Wells

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
9,663 words
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...Bagpipes of the Carpathian Basin’, GSJ , vol.61 (2008), 305–21 J. Dickson , ed.: The Highland Bagpipe: Music, History, Tradition (Farnham and Burlington, 2009) G. Wells : The History and Development of the Northumbrian Small-pipes (diss., U. of Oxford, 2009) William A. Cocks / Anthony C. Baines , Roderick D. Cannon with James B. Kopp , Seán Donnelly , Graham Wells ...

Roman Empire

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Colin M. Wells, R. J. A. Wilson, David H. French, A. Trevor Hodge, Stephen L. Dyson, and David F. Graf

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
12,461 words

...Imperial Art in Greece and Asia Minor , 1968. Wacher, John , ed. The Roman World , 2 vols., 1987. Ward-Perkins, John B. Roman Imperial Architecture , 2d ed., 1981. Wells, Colin M. The Roman Empire , 2d ed., 1992. Whittaker, C. R. Frontiers of the Roman Empire: A Social and Economic Study , 1994. Zanker, Paul . The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus , 1988. Colin M. Wells Roman Empire: The Roman Frontier The Roman word for frontier ( limes , plural limites ) originally meant “path”; later it referred to the military road, often with signal...

Organizational Wellness

Organizational Wellness   Reference library

Erlene Grise-Owens, J. Jay Miller, and Larry W. Owens

Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2023
Subject:
Social sciences, Social Welfare and Social Services
Length:
7,225 words
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...proposed changing the terminology from “wellness” to “well-being.” These authors explained how strategies to promote well-being went beyond the traditional wellness programs to broader considerations of every aspect of employees’ lives and the organization’s culture. They clarified that a well-being approach complements—rather than replaces—traditional wellness programming or employee benefits. It simply expands the sphere. An expansive understanding of wellness delineates multiple dimensions of wellness, including staff engagement, life balance,...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
12 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
53 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
57 words
Physiological Measures of Wellness and Message Processing

Physiological Measures of Wellness and Message Processing   Reference library

Kory Floyd, Corey A. Pavlich, and Dana R. Dinsmore

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
9,643 words

...Measures of Wellness and Message Processing Humans are a profoundly social species—among the most social of all the social primates—so it is easy to understand why the quality of social and relational interaction has such a strong and pervasive association with health and well-being. On the range of human interactions, prosocial communication stands out as a principal predictor of physical and mental wellness and quality of life, as demonstrated especially in research conducted since the 1990s associated with physiological measures of wellness. In...

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A condition obtained when a person achieves a level of health that minimizes the chances of becoming ill. Wellness is achieved by a combination of emotional, environmental, mental, physical, social, ...
Welles, Orson

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

..., Orson ( 1915–85 ) American actor and director ; his Shakespeare roles include Mercutio ( 1933 ), Hamlet ( 1934 ). Brutus ( 1938 , in his own modern-dress production), and Falstaff (in adaptation, 1939 ). His first London appearance was as Othello in his own production ( 1951 ). He played King Lear in his own production in New York ( 1956 ), and Falstaff in his adaptation, Chimes at Midnight , in Dublin ( 1960 ); this was filmed in 1966 . He also filmed Macbeth ( 1949 ), Othello ( 1951 ), and began work on The Merchant of Venice but it was...

All's Well that Ends Well

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...Well that Ends Well Shakespeare's comedy was first printed in the First Folio ( 1623 ). Though it was not directly mentioned by Francis Meres in 1598 , it has sometimes been identified with his Love's Labour's Won , but resemblances to Measure for Measure cause it most often to be dated 1602–3 . It is based on a story from Boccaccio 's Decameron , probably in Painter 's translation. It has never been a favourite with audiences. Its first recorded performance is in 1741 . Subsequent performances tended to emphasize the role of Parolles (or...

Sadler's Wells Theatre

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...Wells Theatre Performances were given in a ‘Musick House’ on this site in Islington, London, during the early eighteenth century, and a theatre was built there in 1765 . It housed the important Shakespeare productions of Samuel Phelps from 1844 to 1862 . The building deteriorated, and became partly derelict. Lilian Baylis rebuilt it, and in 1931 it became an additional home for the Old Vic company . From 1934 it was used primarily as a home for opera and...

Well

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

... 1 (noun) Sadler’s Wells See under sadler . Wishing well See under wish...

Wellings

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
14 words

... 1881: 1031; Shrops and Staffs. English: variant of Welling with post-medieval excrescent -s...

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