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  • 141 grail — /grayl/, n. 1. (usually cap.) Also called Holy Grail. a cup or chalice that in medieval legend was associated with unusual powers, esp. the regeneration of life and, later, Christian purity, and was much sought after by medieval knights:… …

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  • 142 high tide — 1. the tide at its highest level of elevation. 2. the time of high water. 3. a culminating point: the high tide of the revolution. [bef. 1000; ME; OE] * * * …

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  • 143 pinnacle — /pin euh keuhl/, n., v., pinnacled, pinnacling. n. 1. a lofty peak. 2. the highest or culminating point, as of success, power, fame, etc.: the pinnacle of one s career. 3. any pointed, towering part or formation, as of rock. 4. Archit. a… …

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  • 144 death, dance of — ▪ art motif also called  danse macabre   medieval allegorical concept of the all conquering and equalizing power of death, expressed in the drama, poetry, music, and visual arts of western Europe mainly in the late Middle Ages. Strictly speaking …

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  • 145 Gran Paradiso — ▪ mountain, Italy       highest mountain, 13,323 ft (4,061 m), entirely within Italy and the culminating point of the Graian Alps (q.v.). The peak lies within a popular Alpine resort area and is the central attraction of the National Park of Gran …

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  • 146 Book of Kells — • An Irish manuscript containing the Four Gospels, a fragment of Hebrew names, and the Eusebian canons, known also as the Book of Columba Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Book of Kells     Book of Kells …

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  • 147 Humanism — • The name given to the intellectual, literary, and scientific movement of the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, which aimed at basing every branch of learning on the literature and culture of classical antiquity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin …

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  • 148 Manchuria — • A north eastern division of the Chinese Empire and the cradle of the present [1910] imperial dynasty Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Manchuria     Manchuria      …

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  • 149 Sardinia — • The second largest Italian island in the Mediterranean Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sardinia     Sardinia     † …

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  • 150 Tibet — • Includes information on geography, history, and missions Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tibet     Tibet     † …

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  • 151 Family of Lamoignon —     Family of Lamoignon     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Family of Lamoignon     Illustrious in the history of the old magistracy, originally from Nivernais. Owing to the nearness of the University of Bourges, the Lamoignons, in the sixteenth… …

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  • 152 Francisco Zurbaran —     Francisco Zurbaran     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Francisco Zurbaran     Born in the suburb of Fuente de Cantos in Estramadure, on the boundaries of Andalusia, Nov., 1598; died probably at Madrid about 1662. From his early years he showed… …

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  • 153 Hubert and Jan van Eyck —     Hubert and Jan van Eyck     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Hubert and Jan van Eyck     Brothers, Flemish illuminators and painters, founders of the school of Bruges and consequently of all the schools of painting in the North of Europe. Hubert was …

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  • 154 Innocent III —     Pope Innocent III     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Innocent III     (Lotario de Conti)     One of the greatest popes of the Middle Ages, son of Count Trasimund of Segni and nephew of Clement III, born 1160 or 116 …

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  • 155 Pope Innocent III —     Pope Innocent III     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Innocent III     (Lotario de Conti)     One of the greatest popes of the Middle Ages, son of Count Trasimund of Segni and nephew of Clement III, born 1160 or 1161 at Anagni, and died 16… …

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  • 156 Committee for the Preservation of the Socialist Party — The Committee for the Preservation of the Socialist Party was a short lived organized factional grouping in the Socialist Party of America established in 1934 by its New York based Old Guard faction. The Committee was initially organized to fight …

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  • 157 Dom (mountain) — Dom North and west faces Elevation 4,545 m (14,911 ft) …

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  • 158 absolute idealism — 19th century version of idealism in which the world is equated with objective or absolute thought, rather than with the personal flux of experience, as in subjective idealism. The doctrine is the descendent of several ancestors, including the… …

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  • 159 SUDETIC MOUNTAINS —    stretch in irregular broken masses and subsidiary chains for 120 m. across South East Germany, separating Bohemia and Moravia from Saxony and Prussian Silesia, and forming a link between the Carpathians and mountains of Franconia; highest and… …

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  • 160 top — I. n. 1. Summit, apex, acme, pinnacle, zenith, vertex, utmost height, culminating point, meridian. 2. Surface, upper side, superficies. 3. Utmost degree. 4. Highest part, upper end, apex. 5. Head, highest rank, most honorable position, highest… …

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