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  • 101LITERATURE, JEWISH — Literature on Jewish themes and in languages regarded as Jewish has been written continuously for the past 3,000 years. What the term Jewish literature encompasses, however, demands definition, since Jews have lived in so many countries and have… …

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  • 102A play upon words — Play Play, n. 1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols. [1913 Webster] 2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game. [1913 Webster] John naturally loved rough play. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or… …

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  • 103Anomalies — Anomaly A*nom a*ly, n.; pl. {Anomalies}. [L. anomalia, Gr. ?. See {Anomalous}.] 1. Deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; anything anomalous. [1913 Webster] We are enabled to unite into a consistent whole the various anomalies and… …

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  • 104Anomaly — A*nom a*ly, n.; pl. {Anomalies}. [L. anomalia, Gr. ?. See {Anomalous}.] 1. Deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; anything anomalous. [1913 Webster] We are enabled to unite into a consistent whole the various anomalies and contending… …

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  • 105Antagonistic — An*tag o*nis tic, Antagonistical An*tag o*nis tic*al, a. Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces. {An*tag o*nis tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] They were distinct, adverse, even antagonistic. Milman.… …

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  • 106Antagonistical — Antagonistic An*tag o*nis tic, Antagonistical An*tag o*nis tic*al, a. Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces. {An*tag o*nis tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] They were distinct, adverse, even… …

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  • 107Antagonistically — Antagonistic An*tag o*nis tic, Antagonistical An*tag o*nis tic*al, a. Opposing in combat, combating; contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces. {An*tag o*nis tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] They were distinct, adverse, even… …

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  • 108Anticipate — An*tic i*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anticipated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anticipating}.] [L. anticipatus, p. p. of anticipare to anticipate; ante + capere to make. See {Capable}.] 1. To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or… …

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  • 109Anticipated — Anticipate An*tic i*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anticipated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anticipating}.] [L. anticipatus, p. p. of anticipare to anticipate; ante + capere to make. See {Capable}.] 1. To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to… …

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  • 110Anticipating — Anticipate An*tic i*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anticipated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anticipating}.] [L. anticipatus, p. p. of anticipare to anticipate; ante + capere to make. See {Capable}.] 1. To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to… …

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  • 111Arduous — Ar du*ous (?; 135), a. [L. arduus steep, high; akin to Ir. ard high, height.] 1. Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb. [1913 Webster] Those arduous paths they trod. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Attended with great labor, like the… …

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  • 112At last — Last Last (l[.a]st), a. [OE. last, latst, contr. of latest, superl. of late; akin to OS. lezt, lazt, last, D. laatst, G. letzt. See {Late}, and cf. {Latest}.] 1. Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or… …

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  • 113At the last — Last Last (l[.a]st), a. [OE. last, latst, contr. of latest, superl. of late; akin to OS. lezt, lazt, last, D. laatst, G. letzt. See {Late}, and cf. {Latest}.] 1. Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or… …

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  • 114Battle — Bat tle, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. {Battalia}, 1st {Battel}, and see {Batter} …

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  • 115Battle piece — Battle Bat tle, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. {Battalia}, 1st {Battel}, and see… …

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  • 116Battle royal — Battle Bat tle, n. [OE. bataille, bataile, F. bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, fr. L. battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, fr. batuere to strike, beat. Cf. {Battalia}, 1st {Battel}, and see… …

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  • 117Bench table — Table Ta ble, n. [F., fr. L. tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Cf. {Tabular}, {Taffrail}, {Tavern}.] 1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab. [1913 Webster] A bagnio paved with fair… …

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  • 118Brigade — Bri*gade , n. [F. brigade, fr. It. brigata troop, crew, brigade, originally, a contending troop, fr. briga trouble, quarrel. See {Brigand}.] 1. (Mil.) A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more… …

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  • 119Brigade inspector — Brigade Bri*gade , n. [F. brigade, fr. It. brigata troop, crew, brigade, originally, a contending troop, fr. briga trouble, quarrel. See {Brigand}.] 1. (Mil.) A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or… …

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  • 120Brigade major — Brigade Bri*gade , n. [F. brigade, fr. It. brigata troop, crew, brigade, originally, a contending troop, fr. briga trouble, quarrel. See {Brigand}.] 1. (Mil.) A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or… …

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