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  • 1 Fantasies — Fantasy Fan ta*sy, n.; pl. {Fantasies}. [See {Fancy}.] 1. Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor. [1913 Webster] Is not this something more than fantasy ? Shak. [1913… …

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  • 2 Fantasy — Fan ta*sy, n.; pl. {Fantasies}. [See {Fancy}.] 1. Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor. [1913 Webster] Is not this something more than fantasy ? Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 device — n. 1. Contrivance, invention, scheme, design, plan, project, expedient, shift, resort, resource. 2. Artifice, stratagem, wile, ruse, manoeuvre, trick, fraud, evasion. 3. Design, fanciful conception, piece of fancy. 4. Emblem, symbol, type, sign,… …

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  • 4 FABLE — FABLE, an animal tale (according to the most general and hence most widely accepted definition), i.e., a tale in which the characters are animals, and which contains a moral lesson. The genre also includes tales in which plants or inanimate… …

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  • 5 Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …

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  • 6 Western architecture — Introduction       history of Western architecture from prehistoric Mediterranean cultures to the present.       The history of Western architecture is marked by a series of new solutions to structural problems. During the period from the… …

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  • 7 Southeast Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. The classical literatures of Southeast Asia can be divided into three major regions: the Sanskrit region of… …

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  • 8 Totemism — • Constitutes the group of superstitions and customs of which the totem is the center Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Totemism     Totemism      …

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  • 9 Marian apparition — The Vision of St Bernard, by Fra Bartolommeo, c. 1504 (Uffizi). A Marian apparition is an event in which the Blessed Virgin Mary is believed to have supernaturally appeared to one or more people. They are often given names based on the town in… …

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  • 10 Miracle — • In general, a wonderful thing, the word being so used in classical Latin; in a specific sense, the Latin Vulgate designates by miracula wonders of a peculiar kind, expressed more clearly in the Greek text by the terms terata, dynameis, semeia,… …

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  • 11 Tintoretto — /tin teuh ret oh/; It. /teen taw rddet taw/, n. Il /eel/, (Jacopo Robusti), 1518 94, Venetian painter. * * * orig. Jacopo Robusti born с 1518, Venice, Republic of Venice died May 31, 1594, Venice Italian painter. His father was a silk dyer… …

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  • 12 Relationship between Friedrich Nietzsche and Max Stirner — The philosophers Friedric …

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  • 13 arts, 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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  • 14 drawing — /draw ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that draws. 2. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color. 3. a sketch, plan, or design, esp. one made with pen, pencil …

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  • 15 interior design — 1. the design and coordination of the decorative elements of the interior of a house, apartment, office, or other structural space, including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and sometimes architectural features. 2. the art, business, or… …

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  • 16 South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …

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  • 17 Fathers of the Church — • The word Father is used in the New Testament to mean a teacher of spiritual things, by whose means the soul of man is born again into the likeness of Christ: Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Fathers of the Church      …

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  • 18 fantastic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. bizarre, grotesque; imaginative, fanciful; extravagant, irrational, absurd. See imagination, absurdity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Based on or suggesting fantasy] Syn. whimsical, capricious,… …

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  • 19 Conceit — Con*ceit , n. [Through French, fr. L. conceptus a conceiving, conception, fr. concipere to conceive: cf. OF. p. p. nom. conciez conceived. See {Conceive}, and cf. {Concept}, {Deceit}.] 1. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind;… …

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  • 20 In conceit with — Conceit Con*ceit , n. [Through French, fr. L. conceptus a conceiving, conception, fr. concipere to conceive: cf. OF. p. p. nom. conciez conceived. See {Conceive}, and cf. {Concept}, {Deceit}.] 1. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in… …

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