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  • 1 drift — driftingly, adv. driftless, adj. driftlessness, n. /drift/, n. 1. a driving movement or force; impulse; impetus; pressure. 2. Navig. (of a ship) the component of the movement that is due to the force of wind and currents. 3. Oceanog. a broad,… …

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  • 2 drift — [[t]drɪft[/t]] n. 1) a driving movement or action 2) naut. navig. (of a ship) the component of the movement that is due to the force of wind and currents 3) oce a broad, shallow ocean current that advances at the rate of 10 to 15 mi. (16 to 24… …

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  • 3 drift — I. n. 1. Course, bearing, direction. 2. Aim, purpose, intention, intent, proposal, design, scope, tendency, object, mark. 3. (Geol.) Diluvium, diluvial formations. 4. (Mining.) Passage (under ground, between shafts). 5. Sw …

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  • 4 Drift — Drift, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drifting}.] 1. To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east. [1913 Webster] We… …

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  • 5 Drifted — Drift Drift, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drifting}.] 1. To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east. [1913 Webster] We …

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  • 6 Drifting — Drift Drift, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drifting}.] 1. To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east. [1913 Webster] We …

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  • 7 Derbyshire lead mining history — Goodluck Mine in Via Gellia. This article details some of the history of lead mining in Derbyshire, England. Contents 1 …

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  • 8 coal mining — Coal was very important in the economic development of Britain. It was used as fuel in the factories built during the Industrial Revolution and continued to be important until the 1980s. The main coalfields are in north east England, the north… …

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  • 9 commercial fishing — Introduction  the taking of fish and other seafood and resources from oceans, rivers, and lakes for the purpose of marketing them.       Fishing is one of the oldest employments of humankind. Ancient heaps of discarded mollusk shells (shell… …

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  • 10 Humphrey Gilbert — Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 ndash; 9 September 1583) GILBERT (Gylberte, Jilbert), SIR HUMPHREY (history), Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online , University of Toronto, 2005 05 02, webpage: [http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34374… …

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  • 11 Assyrian Genocide — Map of the Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac genocide. • Towns were genocide occurred. • Towns that received refugee …

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  • 12 drift — /drɪft / (say drift) noun 1. a driving movement or force; impulse; impetus; pressure. 2. Navigation movement or course under the impulse of water currents, wind, etc. 3. Physical Geography a broad and shallow current which advances at a rate of… …

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  • 13 drift — [drift] n. [ME (akin to ON & MDu drift, OHG trift) < OE drifan, DRIVE] 1. an act or instance of being driven or carried along, as by a current of air or water or by circumstances 2. the course on which something is directed or driven 3. the… …

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  • 14 Laigh Milton Viaduct — Infobox Bridge bridge name = Laigh Milton Viaduct caption = Laigh Milton Viaduct in East Ayrshire over the River Irvine official name = Laigh Milton Viaduct locale = Laigh Milton mill at Gatehead in East Ayrshire, Scotland. carries = Traffic… …

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  • 15 driv´en|ness — driv|en «DRIHV uhn», verb, adjective. a) past participle of drive: »The milkman has just driven past our house. –adj. 1. urged onward; impelled: »The creative individual is a driven man. He has an inner compulsion to bring something new into the… …

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  • 16 driv|en — «DRIHV uhn», verb, adjective. a) past participle of drive: »The milkman has just driven past our house. –adj. 1. urged onward; impelled: »The creative individual is a driven man. He has an inner compulsion to bring something new into the world… …

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  • 17 Denmark — /den mahrk/, n. a kingdom in N Europe, on the Jutland peninsula and adjacent islands. 5,268,775; 16,576 sq. mi. (42,930 sq. km). Cap.: Copenhagen. * * * Denmark Introduction Denmark Background: Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major… …

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  • 18 Anthropology and Archaeology — ▪ 2009 Introduction Anthropology       Among the key developments in 2008 in the field of physical anthropology was the discovery by a large interdisciplinary team of Spanish and American scientists in northern Spain of a partial mandible (lower… …

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  • 19 art, African — ▪ visual arts Introduction       the visual arts of native Africa, particularly sub Saharan Africa, including such media as sculpture, painting, pottery, rock art, textiles, masks, personal decoration, and jewelry.       For more general… …

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  • 20 Cyanide — This article is about the class of chemical compounds. For other uses, see Cyanide (disambiguation). The cyanide ion, CN−. From the top: 1. Valence bond structure 2. Space filling model 3. Electrostatic potential surface 4. Carbon lone pair… …

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