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  • 1 Cause — (k[add]z), n. [F. cause, fr. L. causa. Cf. {Cause}, v., {Kickshaw}.] 1. That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist. [1913 Webster] Cause is substance exerting its power into… …

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  • 2 The gates of death — Death Death (d[e^]th), n. [OE. deth, dea[eth], AS. de[ a][eth]; akin to OS. d[=o][eth], D. dood, G. tod, Icel. dau[eth]i, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. dau[thorn]us; from a verb meaning to die. See {Die}, v. i., and cf. {Dead}.] 1. The cessation of… …

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  • 3 The last chance — Chance Chance (ch[.a]ns), n. [F. chance, OF. cheance, fr. LL. cadentia a allusion to the falling of the dice), fr. L. cadere to fall; akin to Skr. [,c]ad to fall, L. cedere to yield, E. cede. Cf. {Cadence}.] 1. A supposed material or psychical… …

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  • 4 The main chance — Chance Chance (ch[.a]ns), n. [F. chance, OF. cheance, fr. LL. cadentia a allusion to the falling of the dice), fr. L. cadere to fall; akin to Skr. [,c]ad to fall, L. cedere to yield, E. cede. Cf. {Cadence}.] 1. A supposed material or psychical… …

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  • 5 The second death — Death Death (d[e^]th), n. [OE. deth, dea[eth], AS. de[ a][eth]; akin to OS. d[=o][eth], D. dood, G. tod, Icel. dau[eth]i, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. dau[thorn]us; from a verb meaning to die. See {Die}, v. i., and cf. {Dead}.] 1. The cessation of… …

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  • 6 The curse of Scotland — Curse Curse, n. [AS. curs. See {Curse}, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction. [1913 Webster] Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Evil… …

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  • 7 Cause — Cause, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Causing}.] [F. causer, fr. cause, fr. L. causa. See {Cause}, n., and cf. {Acouse}.] To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make;… …

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  • 8 The Amazing Criswell — Still from the intro from Plan 9 Born Jeron Criswell Konig August 7, 1907(1907 08 07) Princeton, Indiana, U.S. Died …

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  • 9 Cause of action — Civil procedure in the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Doctrines of civil procedure Jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction Diversity jurisdiction Personal jurisdiction Removal jurisdiction Venue Change of venue …

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  • 10 the North sea — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 11 The Big O — Infobox animanga/Header name = The Big O caption = ja name = THE ビッグオー ja name trans = Za Biggu Ō genre = Science fiction noirInfobox animanga/Anime title = director = Kazuyoshi Katayama writer = Chiaki Konaka studio = Sunrise licensor = Bandai… …

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  • 12 The supernatural — Supernatural Su per*nat u*ral, a. [Pref. super + natural: cf. OF. supernaturel, F. surnaturel.] Being beyond, or exceeding, the power or laws of nature; miraculous. [1913 Webster] Syn: Preternatural. Usage: {Supernatural}, {Preternatural}.… …

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  • 13 cause — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin causa Date: 13th century 1. a. a reason for an action or condition ; motive b. something that brings about an effect or a result c. a person or thing that is the occasion of an… …

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  • 14 The great — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …

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  • 15 The Great Lakes — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …

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  • 16 The great powers — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …

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  • 17 The Great Spirit — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …

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  • 18 The light of the countenance — Light Light (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le[ o]ht; akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth. liuha[thorn], Icel. lj[=o]s, L. lux light, lucere to shine, Gr. leyko s white, Skr. ruc to shine. [root]122. Cf. {Lucid}, {Lunar},… …

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  • 19 The staff of life — Staff Staff (st[.a]f), n.; pl. {Staves} (st[=a]vz or st[aum]vz; 277) or {Staffs} (st[.a]fs) in senses 1 9, {Staffs} in senses 10, 11. [AS. st[ae]f a staff; akin to LG. & D. staf, OFries. stef, G. stab, Icel. stafr, Sw. staf, Dan. stav, Goth.… …

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  • 20 The Return of Godzilla — Infobox Film name =The Return of Godzilla caption = director =Koji Hashimoto producer =Tomoyuki Tanaka writer =Shuichi Nagahara starring =Kenpachiro Satsuma Ken Tanaka Yasuko Sawaguchi Yosuke Natsuki Keiju Kobayashi Shin Takuma Raymond Burr (USA) …

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