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  • 1 taper — I. n. Light, small candle, bougie. II. a. Conical, pyramidal, tapering. III. v. a. Make taper, make conical. IV. v. n. Take a conical form, have a conical shape …

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  • 2 pottery — /pot euh ree/, n., pl. potteries. 1. ceramic ware, esp. earthenware and stoneware. 2. the art or business of a potter; ceramics. 3. a place where earthen pots or vessels are made. [1475 85; POTTER1 + Y3] * * * I One of the oldest and most… …

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  • 3 climate — /kluy mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. 2. a region or… …

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  • 4 British anti-invasion preparations of World War II — entailed a large scale division of military and civilian mobilization in response to the threat of invasion by German armed forces in 1940 and 1941. The army needed to recover from the defeat of the British Expeditionary Force in France, and 1.5… …

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  • 5 Inca Empire — Infobox Former Country native name = Tawantinsuyu conventional long name = Inca Empire common name = Inca Empire continent = South America region = Andes country = Peru era = P Columbian status = Empire government type = Monarchy date pre = year… …

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  • 6 pyramid — pyramidlike, adj. /pir euh mid/, n. 1. Archit. a. (in ancient Egypt) a quadrilateral masonry mass having smooth, steeply sloping sides meeting at an apex, used as a tomb. b. (in ancient Egypt and pre Columbian Central America) a quadrilateral… …

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  • 7 Ganesh Jayanti — Ganesha Jayanti Ganesha Also called Tilo Chauth, Sakat Chauthis, Tilkund chouth Observed by Hindus …

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  • 8 Kelton —    1) KELTON, a parish, in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright; including the villages of Rhonehouse and Gelston, and containing 2875 inhabitants, of whom 1848 are in the town of Castle Douglas, 10 miles (N. E. by E.) from Kirkcudbright. This parish… …

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  • 9 Jedburgh —    JEDBURGH, a burgh, market town, and parish, in the district of Jedburgh, county of Roxburgh, of which it is the capital, 11 miles (S. W. by S.) from Kelso, and 49 (S. E. by S.) from Edinburgh; containing, with the villages of Bongate,… …

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  • 10 Muisca — infobox ethnic group group = Muisca poptime = 2,318 persons registered in three reservations by 2006, probably there are more. popplace = COL langs = Chibchan rels = Traditional related = Chibchan group Muisca refers to a nation of the Chibchan… …

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  • 11 Components of jet engines — Diagram of a typical gas turbine jet engine. Air is compressed by the fan blades as it enters the engine, and it is mixed and burned with fuel in the combustion section. The hot exhaust gases provide forward thrust and turn the turbines which… …

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  • 12 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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  • 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 pre-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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  • 15 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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  • 16 art and architecture, Oceanic — ▪ visual arts Introduction       the visual art (art) and architecture of native Oceania, including media such as sculpture, pottery, rock art, basketry, masks, painting, and personal decoration. In these cultures, art and architecture have often …

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  • 17 Brewing — Brewer redirects here. For other uses, see Brewer (disambiguation). This article is about the commercial brewing of beer. For making tea, see Steeping. For homebrewing, see Homebrewing. A 16th century brewery Brewing is the production of beer… …

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  • 18 arctic — arctically, adv. /ahrk tik/ or, esp. for 7, /ahr tik/, adj. 1. (often cap.) of, pertaining to, or located at or near the North Pole: the arctic region. 2. coming from the North Pole or the arctic region: an arctic wind. 3. characteristic of the… …

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  • 19 gastropod — /gas treuh pod /, n. 1. any mollusk of the class Gastropoda, comprising the snails, whelks, slugs, etc. adj. 2. Also, gastropodous /ga strop euh deuhs/. belonging or pertaining to the gastropods. [1820 30; < NL Gast(e)ropoda a class of mollusks.… …

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  • 20 percussion instrument — a musical instrument, as the drum, cymbal, triangle, xylophone, or piano, that is struck to produce a sound, as distinguished from string or wind instruments. [1870 75] * * * A musical instrument that is struck (or sometimes shaken or scraped) to …

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