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  • 121 stilted — adjective Date: 1820 1. a. pompous, lofty b. formal, stiff 2. having the curve beginning at some distance above the impost < a stilted arch > • stiltedly adverb • stiltedness noun …

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  • 122 tallage — noun Etymology: Middle English taillage, tallage, from Anglo French, from tailler to cut, limit, tax more at tailor Date: 14th century an impost or due levied by a lord upon his tenants …

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  • 123 tonnage — noun Etymology: in sense 1, from Middle English, from Anglo French, from tonne tun; in other senses, from 1ton more at tunnel Date: 15th century 1. a duty formerly levied on every tun of wine imported into England 2. a. a duty or impost on… …

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  • 124 spring — I. verb (sprang or sprung; sprung; springing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English springan; akin to Old High German springan to jump and perhaps to Greek sperchesthai to hasten Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a …

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  • 125 surcharge — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French surcharger, from sur + charger to load, charge more at charge Date: 15th century 1. a. overcharge b. to charge an extra fee c. to show an omission in (an account) for which credit… …

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  • 126 Persecution of Christians — This article is about acts committed against Christians because of their faith. For negative attitudes towards Christians, see Anti Christian sentiment. A Christian Dirce, by Henryk Siemiradzki. A Christian woman is martyred under Nero in this re …

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  • 127 Arch — For other uses, see Arch (disambiguation). A masonry arch 1. Keystone 2. Voussoir 3. Extrados 4. Impost 5. Intrados 6. Rise 7. Clear span 8. Abutment An arch is a structure that spans a space while… …

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  • 128 Khosrau I — Shahanshah of the Sassanian (Persian) Empire Hunting scene showing Shah Khosrau I Reign 531 CE to 579 CE (48 years) …

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  • 129 Northwest Ordinance — Northwest Territory (1787) …

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  • 130 William Noy — (1577 August 9, 1634), was a noted British jurist.He was born on the family estate of Pendrea in St Buryan, Cornwall. He left Exeter College, Oxford without taking a degree, and entered Lincoln s Inn in 1594. From 1603 until his death he was… …

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  • 131 Ship money — was a tax, the levy of which by Charles I of England without the consent of Parliament was one of the causes of the English Civil War. The Plantagenet kings of England had exercised the right of requiring the maritime towns and counties to… …

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  • 132 Value added tax — Taxation An aspect of fiscal policy …

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  • 133 Seabiscuit — For other uses, see Seabiscuit (disambiguation). Seabiscuit Seabiscuit statue, Santa Anita Park Sire Hard Tack Grandsire …

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  • 134 Salvian — Salvian, (or Salvianus ) was a Christian writer of the 5th century, born probably at Cologne [ De gub. Dei , vi. 8, 13.] , some time between 400 and 405.Personal lifeHe was educated at the school of Treves and seems to have been brought up as a… …

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  • 135 Public finance — Part of a series on Government Public finance …

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  • 136 Abacus (architecture) — In architecture, an abacus (from the Greek abax , slab; or French abaque , tailloir ; plural abacuses or abaci) is a flat slab forming the uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, above the bell. Its chief function is to provide a …

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  • 137 Catalan grammar — is the grammar of the Catalan language.Morphology For general discussion of morphology (not specific to Catalan) see main article Morphology (linguistics). Articles and nounsIn Catalan, all nouns (including those referring to inanimate objects or …

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  • 138 United States Congressional committee — A Congressional committee is a legislative sub organization in the United States Congress that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress). Committee membership enables members to develop specialized knowledge of the… …

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  • 139 Palladian architecture — A villa with a superimposed portico, from Book IV of Palladio s I Quattro Libri dell Architettura, in …

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  • 140 Newburgh Conspiracy — The Newburgh Conspiracy was unrest in 1783 among officers of the American Continental Army due to many officers and men of the Army not receiving pay for many years. Commander in Chief George Washington stopped any serious talk by appealing… …

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