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  • 1 Wit — Wit, n. [AS. witt, wit; akin to OFries. wit, G. witz, OHG. wizz[=i], Icel. vit, Dan. vid, Sw. vett. [root]133. See {Wit}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. Mind; intellect; understanding; sense. [1913 Webster] Who knew the wit of the Lord? or who was his… …

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  • 2 humor, wit — Humor may be defined as a comic quality causing amusement: The humor of his predicament caused him to laugh at himself. Humor is also applied to the abilities and faculties of seeing, understanding, appreciating, and expressing what is amusing… …

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  • 3 Claude Bernard —     Claude Bernard     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Claude Bernard     A French ecclesiastic known as the poor priest (le pauvre prêtre), b. at Dijon 23 December, 1588; d. in Paris, 23 March, 1641. His father was a distinguished lawyer, and filled… …

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  • 4 Phil May — (22 April 1864 – 5 August 1903) was an English caricaturist.Philip William May was born at Wortley, near Leeds, the son of an engineer. His father died when the child was nine years old. His mother was the daughter of Eugene Macarthy, one time… …

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  • 5 May, Phil — ▪ British caricaturist byname  of Philip William May   born April 22, 1864, Wortley, near Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng. died Aug. 5, 1903, London       British social and political caricaturist whose most popular works deal with lower and middle class… …

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  • 6 humor — I. n. 1. Moisture, fluid (of animal bodies). 2. Cutaneous eruption. 3. Temper, disposition, bent, bias, vein, propensity, predilection, turn of mind. 4. Mood, temper, state of feeling, frame of mind. 5. Mood, fancy, whim, caprice, freak, vagary,… …

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  • 7 The five wits — Wit Wit, n. [AS. witt, wit; akin to OFries. wit, G. witz, OHG. wizz[=i], Icel. vit, Dan. vid, Sw. vett. [root]133. See {Wit}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. Mind; intellect; understanding; sense. [1913 Webster] Who knew the wit of the Lord? or who was his …

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  • 8 performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …

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  • 9 Characters in the Realm of the Elderlings — This article discusses the characters in The Realm of the Elderlings, a fictional world created by Robin Hobb for her book series The Farseer Trilogy, The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy and The Rain Wild Chronicles. This page… …

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  • 10 Nathan Haskell Dole — (August 31, 1852 – May 9, 1935) was an American editor, translator, and author. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and graduated from Harvard University in 1874. He was a writer and journalist in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. He… …

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  • 11 Monster Blood Tattoo Series — Monster Blood Tattoo is a children s/young adult s fantasy trilogy written by Australian author D. M. Cornish. It tells the story of Rossamünd, a boy unfortunately christened with a girl s name, who has lived his entire life in a foundlingery… …

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  • 12 English Literature — • Latin, French, Italian, Greek, and Spanish literatures are a few of the influences Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. English Literature     English Literature      …

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  • 13 The Idler (1758–1760) — This article is about the 18th century series of essays. For other publications called The Idler, see The Idler (disambiguation). The Idler was a series of 103 essays, all but twelve of them by Samuel Johnson, published in the London weekly the… …

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  • 14 William Francis Murphy — (born May 11, 1885 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) was the first Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw in Saginaw, Michigan. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 13, 1908 at St. John Lateran in Rome. He was… …

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  • 15 John Lyly — (Lilly or Lylie) (c. 1553 or 1554 ndash; November 1606) was an English writer, best known for his books Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and His England . Lyly s linguistic style, originating in his first books, is known as Euphuism… …

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  • 16 humor — humorful, adj. humorless, adj. humorlessly, adv. humorlessness, n. /hyooh meuhr/ or, often, /yooh /, n. 1. a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation. 2. the faculty of perceiving what is amusing or… …

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  • 17 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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  • 18 Our Mutual Friend —   Cover …

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  • 19 Arthur Sullivan — This article is about the composer. For the Australian soldier decorated with the VC, see Arthur Percy Sullivan. Arthur …

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  • 20 humor — hu•mor [[t]ˈhyu mər[/t]] often [[t]ˈyu [/t]] n. 1) a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement 2) the faculty of perceiving and expressing or appreciating what is amusing or comical: a writer with humor and zest[/ex] 3) an instance… …

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