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  • 1 Frank Herbert Goldsborough — Francis Herbert Goldsborough (July 16, 1910 ndash; July 16, 1930) was a record holding aviator who died in a plane crash in Vermont on his 20th birthday. BirthFrank was born as Francis Herbert Goldsborough in Washington, D.C. in 1910 but went by… …

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  • 2 belated — a. 1. Delayed, retarded, hindered, made late. 2. Overtaken by night, out late in the night, overtaken by darkness, caught in or by the dark …

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  • 3 benighted — adjective Date: 15th century 1. overtaken by darkness or night 2. existing in a state of intellectual, moral, or social darkness ; unenlightened • benightedly adverb • benightedness noun …

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  • 4 benight — (v.) 1550s, to be overtaken by darkness, from BE (Cf. be ) + NIGHT (Cf. night). Figurative sense (especially in pp. adj. benighted) of to involve in moral or intellectual darkness is from c.1600 …

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  • 5 Seventh son of a seventh son — The seventh son of a seventh son is a concept from folklore regarding special powers given to, or held by, such a son. The seventh son must come from an unbroken line with no female children born between, and be, in turn, born to such a seventh… …

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  • 6 Richard James (aviator) — Richard James (1911 ?) set the junior transcontinental air speed record in 1928. He completed the flight on December 15, 1928, arriving in San Francisco. He had left from New York. The elapsed flying time was 48 hours, spread over one month.… …

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  • 7 belated — belatedly, adv. belatedness, n. /bi lay tid/, adj. 1. coming or being after the customary, useful, or expected time: belated birthday greetings. 2. late, delayed, or detained: We started the meeting without the belated representative. 3. Archaic …

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  • 8 benighted — benightedly, adv. benightedness, n. /bi nuy tid/, adj. 1. intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened: benighted ages of barbarism and superstition. 2. overtaken by darkness or night. [1565 75; benight (BE + NIGHT) + ED2] Syn. 1. backward,… …

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  • 9 belated — adjective coming late or too late. Derivatives belatedly adverb belatedness noun Origin C17 (in the sense overtaken by darkness ): past participle of obs. belate delay …

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  • 10 benighted — adjective 1》 in a state of intellectual or moral ignorance. 2》 archaic overtaken by darkness. Derivatives benightedness noun Origin C16: past participle of archaic benight …

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  • 11 benighted — be•night•ed [[t]bɪˈnaɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. 1) intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened 2) overtaken by darkness or night • Etymology: 1565–75 be•night′ed•ly, adv. be•night′ed•ness, n …

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  • 12 benighted — /bəˈnaɪtəd / (say buh nuytuhd) adjective 1. intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened: *None of these was considered worthy of attention, so long as government and the churches saw Aboriginal nomadism as a benighted form of existence.… …

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  • 13 belated — adj. 1 coming late or too late. 2 overtaken by darkness. Derivatives: belatedly adv. belatedness n. Etymology: past part. of obs. belate delay (as BE , LATE) …

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  • 14 benighted — adj. 1 intellectually or morally ignorant. 2 overtaken by darkness. Derivatives: benightedness n. Etymology: obs. benight (v.) …

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  • 15 be|night´ed|ness — be|night|ed «bih NY tihd», adjective. 1. not knowing right from wrong; ignorant; unenlightened. 2. overtaken by darkness. –be|night´ed|ly, adverb. –be|night´ed|ness, noun …

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  • 16 be|night´ed|ly — be|night|ed «bih NY tihd», adjective. 1. not knowing right from wrong; ignorant; unenlightened. 2. overtaken by darkness. –be|night´ed|ly, adverb. –be|night´ed|ness, noun …

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  • 17 be|night|ed — «bih NY tihd», adjective. 1. not knowing right from wrong; ignorant; unenlightened. 2. overtaken by darkness. –be|night´ed|ly, adverb. –be|night´ed|ness, noun …

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  • 18 List of Forgotten Realms characters — This is a list of fictional characters from the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons Dragons fantasy role playing game. Most of these characters have appeared in the multiple series of novels set in the Forgotten Realms. Contents:… …

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  • 19 Ash Williams — Ashley J. Williams (called Ash in the films and named Ashly in the original Evil Dead shooting script) is the protagonist in the Evil Dead horror film franchise, played by Bruce Campbell, and created by director Sam Raimi.First appearing in the… …

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  • 20 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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