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  • 101armful — /ahrm fool /, n., pl. armfuls. 1. as much as a person can hold or carry in an arm or both arms. 2. Informal. a girl or woman with a well rounded figure. 3. Informal. an obstreperous child; handful. [1570 80; ARM1 + FUL] Usage. 1. See ful. * * * …

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  • 102boisterous — boisterously, adv. boisterousness, n. /boy steuhr euhs, streuhs/, adj. 1. rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained: the sound of boisterous laughter. 2. (of waves, weather, wind, etc.) rough and stormy. 3. Obs. rough and… …

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  • 103china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 104China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 105international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 106japan — japanner, n. /jeuh pan /, n., adj., v., japanned, japanning. n. 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans,… …

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  • 107Japan — /jeuh pan /, n. 1. a constitutional monarchy on a chain of islands off the E coast of Asia: main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. 125,716,637; 141,529 sq. mi. (366,560 sq. km). Cap.: Tokyo. Japanese, Nihon, Nippon. 2. Sea of, the… …

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  • 108rowdy — rowdily, adv. rowdiness, n. /row dee/, n., pl. rowdies, adj., rowdier, rowdiest. n. 1. a rough, disorderly person. adj. 2. rough and disorderly: rowdy behavior at school. [1810 20, Amer.; perh. irreg. from ROW3] …

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  • 109Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …

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  • 110Sellers, Peter — orig. Richard Henry Sellers born Sept. 8, 1925, Southsea, Hampshire, Eng. died July 24, 1980, London British film actor. The son of vaudeville performers, he acted from childhood in his parents comedy act. In the early 1950s he performed on radio …

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  • 111New World Disorder — ▪ 1994 by Daniel Schorr       My friend Flora Lewis summed up the year 1991 in these pages, with appropriate tentativeness, as a time of transition. She noted the fears and uncertainties that had started cropping up in the wake of the collapse of …

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  • 112Badeni, Kasimir Felix, Graf von — ▪ Polish Austrian statesman Polish  Kazimierz Feliks, Hrabia (count) Badeni  born Oct. 14, 1846, Surochów, Galicia died July 9, 1909, near Krasne       Polish born statesman in the Austrian service, who, as prime minister (1895–97) of the… …

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  • 113Heine, Heinrich — ▪ German author Introduction in full  Christian Johann Heinrich Heine , original name (until 1825)  Harry Heine  born December 13, 1797, Düsseldorf, Prussia died February 17, 1856, Paris       German poet whose international literary reputation… …

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  • 114crowbar hotel — noun jail Many unfortunate suckers, finding themselves losers, even in an honest game, became obstreperous, and the services of the bouncer, or even of a resident gunhand, might be required to pacify them, after which the complainant would be… …

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  • 115obstreperousness — noun The quality of being obstreperous …

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  • 116stroppy — adjective ornery, fractious, belligerent, or obstreperous, and hence difficult to deal with …

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  • 117obstreperously — adverb in an obstreperous manner …

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  • 118Creation–evolution controversy — A satirical cartoon from 1882, parodying Darwin s theory of evolution, in response to the publication of The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms. The creation–evolution controversy (also termed the creation vs. evolution… …

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  • 119List of Breaking Bad characters — This is a list of characters from the AMC television series Breaking Bad. Contents 1 Main characters 1.1 Walter White 1.2 Jesse Pinkman 1.3 Skyler White …

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  • 120Douglas Cooper (art historian) — (Arthur William) Douglas Cooper, who also published as Douglas Lord[1][2] (20 February 1911 – 1 April 1984)[3] was a British art historian, art critic and art collector. He mainly collected Cubist works. Contents 1 …

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