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  • 121Thomas C. Jerdon — IndiaJerdon started collecting birds shortly after his arrival in India on 21 February 1836.Dickinson, E.C. S.M.S. Gregory. Systematic notes on Asian birds. 55. A re examination of the date of publication of Jerdon s Second Supplement to the… …

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  • 122Phineas Fletcher — (1582 1650) was an English poet, elder son of Dr Giles Fletcher, and brother of Giles the younger. He was born at Cranbrook, Kent, and was baptized on 8 April 1582. He was admitted a scholar of Eton, and in 1600 entered King s College, Cambridge …

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  • 123Samuel Birch — (November 3, 1813 December 27, 1885), was an British Egyptologist and antiquary.Birch was the son of a rector at St Mary Woolnoth, London. From an early age, his manifest tendency to the study of out of the way subjects well suited his later… …

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  • 124Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo Botta — (November 6, 1766 – August 10, 1837) was an Italian historian.He was born at San Giorgio Canavese in Piedmont. He studied medicine at the University of Turin, and obtained his doctors degree when about twenty years of age. Having rendered himself …

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  • 125Bertold of Regensburg — (c. 1220 1272), the greatest German preacher of the later Middle Ages, was a native of Regensburg, and entered the Franciscan monastery there.He was a member of the Franciscan community founded at Regensburg in 1226. His novitiate was passed… …

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  • 126Cheffonier — A Cheffonier or Chiffonier, is a piece of furniture differentiated from the sideboard by its smaller size and by the enclosure of the whole of the front by doors. Its name (which comes from the French for a rag gatherer ) suggests that it was… …

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  • 127Chung Keng Quee — 鄭景貴 Traditional Chinese 鄭 …

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  • 128Cardinal Vicar — ( it. Cardinale Vicario) is a title commonly given to the vicar general of the diocese of Rome for the portion of the diocese within Italy. The official title, as given in the Annuario Pontificio (under the heading Vicariate of Rome ), is Vicar… …

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  • 129Original Stories from Real Life — Title page from the first edition of Original Stories (1788) Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations Calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness …

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  • 130Mudjekeewis — In Ojibwe mythology, Mudjekeewis (from the Anishinaabe language majiikiwis first born son ) is a spirit, and figures prominently in their storytelling, including the story of the world s creation. In their aadizookaanan (traditional stories),… …

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  • 131Rolls Series — The Rolls Series, official title The Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages , is a major collection of British and Irish historical materials and primary sources, published in the second half of the… …

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  • 132History of mints — The history of mints begins in the 7th century BC, when the first mint was likely established in Lydia for coining gold, silver and electrum. The Lydian innovation of manufacturing coins under the authority of the state spread to neighboring… …

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  • 133Peter Morice — (died 1588; also sometimes spelt Morrys, Morris or Maurice) was a Dutch born (some accounts describe him as a German) engineer who developed one of the first pumped water supply systems for the City of London. In London, his first pumps were… …

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  • 134Elizabethan furniture — is the form which the Renaissance took in England in furniture and general ornament, and in furniture it is as distinctive a form as its French and Italian counterparts. Gradual emergence For many years Gothic architecture had been forgetting its …

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  • 135Land tenure in England — Land tenure in EnglandEven before the Norman Conquest, there was a strong tradition of landholding in Anglo Saxon law. When William the Conqueror asserted sovereignty over England in 1066, he confiscated the property of the recalcitrant English… …

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  • 136Oriya-Schrift — Oriya Die Silbe ka in Oriya Schrifttyp Abugida Sprachen Oriya …

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  • 137Khuzdul — Khuzdul, nanien Khuzdul Auteur J. R. R. Tolkien Parlée dans le monde imaginaire de la Terre du Milieu Typologie flexionnelle Catégorie langue imaginaire Classification par famille …

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  • 138cumbrously — See cumbrous. * * * …

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  • 139Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and… …

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  • 140Falange — /fay lanj/; Sp. /fah lahn he/, n. the official state political party in Spain from 1936 until disbandment in 1977. [ < Sp, short for Falange Española Tradicionalista Traditionalist Spanish Phalanx] * * * (Spanish: Phalanx ) Extreme nationalist&#8230; …

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