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  • 181tail — tail1 tailer, n. tailless, adj. taillessly, adv. taillessness, n. taillike, adj. /tayl/, n. 1. the hindmost part of an animal, esp. that forming a distinct, flexible appendage to the trunk. 2. something resembling or suggesting this in shape or… …

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  • 182Ibn Baṭṭūṭah — orig. Abū ʽAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʽAbd Allāh al Lawātī al Ṭanjī ibn Baṭṭūṭah born Feb. 24, 1304, Tangier, Mor. died 1368/69, Morocco Noted Arab traveler and writer. He received a traditional juristic and literary education in Tangier. After a… …

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  • 183human sacrifice — Offering of the life of a human being to a god. In some ancient cultures, the killing of a human being, or the substitution of an animal for a person, was an attempt to commune with the god and to participate in the divine life. It also sometimes …

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  • 184arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …

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  • 185ceremonial object — ▪ religion Introduction  any object used in a ritual or a religious ceremony.       Throughout the history of religions and cultures, objects used in cults, rituals, and sacred ceremonies have almost always been of both utilitarian and symbolic… …

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  • 186pre-Columbian civilizations — Introduction       the aboriginal American Indian (Mesoamerican Indian) cultures that evolved in Meso America (part of Mexico and Central America) and the Andean region (western South America) prior to Spanish exploration and conquest in the 16th …

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  • 187Christina Alexandra — • Queen of Sweden. Biographical article by P. Wittman Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Christina Alexandra     Christina Alexandra      …

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  • 188Court (in Scripture) — • The word court, in the English Bible, corresponds to the Hebrew haçer enclosed space. Also, in the English Bible the word court is occasionally used to mean the retinue of a person of high rank and authority Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight …

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  • 189Monsignor — • As early as the fourteenth century it was the custom to address persons high in rank or power with the title Monseigneur or Monsignore Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Monsignor     Monsignor …

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  • 190Rumania — • A kingdom in the Balkan Peninsula, situated between the Black Sea, the Danube, the Carpathian Mountains, and the Pruth Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rumania     Rumania      …

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  • 191St. Dominic —     St. Dominic     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Dominic     Founder of the Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominican Order; born at Calaroga, in Old Castile, c. 1170; died 6 August, 1221. His parents, Felix Guzman and Joanna of Aza,… …

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  • 192St. Vladimir the Great —     St. Vladimir the Great     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Vladimir the Great     (VLADIMIR or VOLODOMIR).     Grand Duke of Kieff and All Russia, grandson of St. Olga, and the first Russian ruler to embrace Christianity, b. 956; d. at… …

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  • 193Early Slavs — The early Slavs were a diverse group of tribal societies in Migration period and early medieval Europe (ca. 5th to 10th centuries) whose tribal organizations indirectly created the foundations for today’s Slavic nations (via the Slavic states of… …

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  • 194Opsikion — Ὀψίκιον, θέμα Ὀψικίου Theme of Opsikion Theme of the Byzantine Empire …

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  • 195Pelagic fish — A school of large pelagic predator fish (giant trevally) sizing up a school of small pelagic prey fish (anchovies) Pelagic fish live near the surface or in the water column of coastal, ocean and lake waters, but not on the bottom of the sea or… …

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  • 196Dunstable Swan Jewel — The Dunstable Swan Jewel, a livery badge, about 1400. British Museum The Dunstable Swan Jewel is a gold and enamel brooch in the form of a swan made in England or France in about 1400 and now in the British Museum.[1] …

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  • 197Surajmal Jat — Maharaja Surajmal Jat Maharaja of Bharatpur Reign 1756 1763 AD Predecessor …

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  • 198Tzaousios — The tzaousios (Greek: τζαούσιος) was a late Byzantine military office, whose exact functions and role are somewhat unclear.[1] The term is derived from the Turkish çavuş, meaning courier or messenger ,[1] and was in use by the Byzantines perhaps… …

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  • 199LGBT themes in mythology — Part of a series on LGBT themes in mythology Regional mythologies …

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  • 200Nelebel's Fairyland — is a twentieth century fairy tale, a fantasy short story written by L. Frank Baum, famous as the creator of the Land of Oz. The story was first printed in the June 1905 issue of The Russ, the student newspaper of Russ High School in San Diego,… …

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