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  • 81 strength — noun (plural strengths) Etymology: Middle English strengthe, from Old English strengthu; akin to Old High German strengi strong more at strong Date: before 12th century 1. the quality or state of being strong ; capacity for exertion or endurance… …

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  • 82 firm — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English ferm, from Anglo French, from Latin firmus; akin to Greek thronos chair, throne Date: 14th century 1. a. securely or solidly fixed in place b. not weak or uncertain ; vigorous c. having a solid or compact… …

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  • 83 tight — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English tiht, thyht dense, solid, watertight, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse thēttr tight; akin to Middle High German dīhte thick, Sanskrit tanakti it causes to coagulate Date: 14th century 1. a. having… …

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  • 84 Affray — For the British submarine see HMS Affray (P421) Affray in English Law In English Law, Affray forms part of the Public Order Act 1986 under section 3. The Public Order Act 1986 s.3 states:# A person is guilty of Affray if a person uses or… …

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  • 85 Wood — Wooden redirects here. For other uses, see Wooden (disambiguation). Heartwood redirects here. For other uses, see Heartwood (disambiguation). This article is about the substance. For small forests, see woodland. For wood as a commodity, see… …

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  • 86 Mineral matter in plants — Minerals are required by plants as part of their food, to form their structure. The firmness of straw for example, is due to the presence in it of silica, the principal constituent of sand and flints. Potassa, soda, lime, magnesia, and phosphoric …

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  • 87 Riot — This article is about a type of event. For other meanings of riot, see Riot (disambiguation). Teamsters, armed with pipes, riot in a clash with riot police in the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 …

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  • 88 Poetry analysis — is the process of investigating a poem s form, content, and history in an informed way, with the aim of heightening one s own and others understanding and appreciation of the work.The words poem and poetry derive from the Greek poiēma (to make)… …

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  • 89 Philippe Pinel — Infobox Scientist name = Philippe Pinel box width = image width =200px caption = Philippe Pinel birth date = April 20, 1745 birth place = Saint André, Tarn death date = October 25, 1826 death place = residence = citizenship = nationality =… …

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  • 90 Bengt Gabrielsson Oxenstierna — Count Bengt Gabrielsson Oxenstierna (1623 1702), Swedish statesman, was the son of Axel Oxenstierna’s cousin, Gabriel Bengtsson Oxenstierna (1586 1656). Career After a careful education and a long residence abroad, he began his diplomatic career… …

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  • 91 Socialist Party USA — Chairman Billy Wharton Stephanie Cholensky Founded January 1, 1973 ( …

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  • 92 John André — For the baseball player, see John André (baseball). John André Major John André Born May 2, 1 …

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  • 93 Air mattress — An air mattress is an inflatable mattress/sleeping pad. [ [http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=air%20mattress Air mattress] (definition on Princeton WordNet. Accessed 2008 08 10.)] Due to its buoyancy, it is also often used as a toy… …

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  • 94 Hydropneumatic suspension — Hydropneumatic is a type of automotive suspension system, invented by Citroën, and fitted to Citroën cars, as well as being adapted by other car manufacturers, notably Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz and Peugeot. It was also used on Berliet trucks.… …

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  • 95 Oscar Gonzáles — For the Argentine table tennis player, see Oscar Gonzales (table tennis). For the Argentine racing driver, see Óscar González Oscar Gonzales is an author and poet born in Puerto Cortes, Honduras. He has published five books in the areas of… …

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  • 96 Intelligence in the American Revolutionary War — Intelligences in the American Revolutionary War was essentially monitored and sanctioned by the Continental Congress to provide military intelligence to the Continental Army to aid them in fighting the British during the American Revolutionary… …

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  • 97 Memory foam — is polyurethane with additional chemicals increasing its viscosity and density. It is often referred to as visco elastic polyurethane foam, or low resilience polyurethane foam (see LRPu). Higher density memory foam softens in reaction to body… …

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  • 98 Gala (apple) — Infobox Cultivar | name = Malus domestica Gala image width = 250px hybrid = Kidd s Orange Red times; Golden Delicious cultivar = Gala origin = flagicon|New Zealand New Zealand, 1920sGala is a cultivar of apple with a mild and sweet flavor.… …

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  • 99 Louis Ellies Dupin — Louis Ellies du Pin, or Dupin, (June 17, 1657 June 6, 1719) was a French ecclesiastical historian, who came of a noble family of Normandy. He was born at Paris. His mother, a Vitart, was the niece of Marie des Moulins, grandmother of the poet… …

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  • 100 Adair Crawford — FRS (1748 1795), a chemist and physician, was a pioneer in the development of calorimetric methods for measuring the specific heat capacity of substances and the heat of chemical reactions. In his influential 1779 book Experiments and… …

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