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  • 121 Shiner — Shin er, n. That which shines. Specifically: (a) A luminary. (b) A bright piece of money. [Slang] [1913 Webster] Has she the shiners, d ye think? Foote. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] (c) (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small freshwater… …

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  • 122 Standard candle — Candle Can dle, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L. candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand[ e]re to be white. See {Candid}, and cf. {Chandler}, {Cannel}, {Kindle}.] 1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a… …

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  • 123 To curse by bell book and candle — Candle Can dle, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L. candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand[ e]re to be white. See {Candid}, and cf. {Chandler}, {Cannel}, {Kindle}.] 1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a… …

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  • 124 Torch — (t[^o]rch), n. [OE. torche, F. torche a torch, rag, wisp, pad; probably from a derivative of L. torquere, tortum, to twist, because twisted like a rope; cf. F. torcher to rub, wipe, It. topcia a torch, torciare to wrap, twist, OF. torse a torse.… …

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  • 125 Torch thistle — Torch Torch (t[^o]rch), n. [OE. torche, F. torche a torch, rag, wisp, pad; probably from a derivative of L. torquere, tortum, to twist, because twisted like a rope; cf. F. torcher to rub, wipe, It. topcia a torch, torciare to wrap, twist, OF.… …

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  • 126 phillumenist — noun Etymology: phil + Latin lumen light more at luminary Date: 1943 one who collects matchbooks or matchbox labels …

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  • 127 planet — noun Etymology: Middle English planete, from Anglo French, from Late Latin planeta, modification of Greek planēt , planēs, literally, wanderer, from planasthai to wander more at floor Date: 13th century 1. a. any of the seven celestial bodies sun …

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  • 128 illuminate — I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. archaic brightened with light 2. archaic intellectually or spiritually enlightened II. transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin illuminatus, past participle of …

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  • 129 Bertrand Russell — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 20th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE image caption = Russell in 1907 image size = 150px name = Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell birth = birth date|df=yes|1872|5|18 Trellech …

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  • 130 Douglas Adams — This article is about the author. For the Indo Europeanist, see Douglas Q. Adams. Douglas Adams Born 11 March 1952(1952 03 11) Cambridge, England …

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  • 131 Dalek — This article is about the fictional species. For the 1963 serial, see The Daleks. For the 2005 episode, see Dalek (Doctor Who episode). For other uses, see Dalek (disambiguation). Doctor Who alien …

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  • 132 Henri Bergson — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 19th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE image caption = Portrait of Henri Bergson by J.E. Blanche 1891 name = Henri Louis Bergson birth = 1859 October 18 (Paris, France) death = 1941 January 4 …

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  • 133 Jamiroquai — Jay Kay from Jamiroquai Background information Origin British Genres Jazz funk …

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  • 134 Kabbalah — This article is about traditional Jewish Kabbalah. For other Kabbalistic traditions see Christian Cabbalah, Hermetic Qabalah, and Practical Kabbalah Part of a series on …

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  • 135 List of Latin words with English derivatives — This is a list of Latin words with derivatives in English (and other modern languages). Ancient orthography did not distinguish between i and j or between u and v. Many modern works distinguish u from v but not i from j. In this article both… …

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  • 136 Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab — Infobox Philosopher region = Islamic scholar era = Modern era color = #B0C4DE image caption =Saudi Arabia name = Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahab birth = 1703 death = 1792 school tradition = Sunni main interests = influences = Ibn Taymiyyah influenced …

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  • 137 Qi — For other uses, see Qi (disambiguation). Qi (Ch i) Chinese name Traditional Chinese …

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  • 138 William Blake — Infobox Writer name = William Blake caption = William Blake in an 1807 portrait by Thomas Phillips. birthdate = birth date|df=yes|1757|11|28 birthplace = London, England deathdate = death date and age|df=yes|1827|08|12|1757|11|28 deathplace =… …

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  • 139 Jean-Baptiste Say — (January 5, 1767 ndash; November 15, 1832) was a French economist and businessman. He had classically liberal views and argued in favour of competition, free trade and lifting restraints on business. He originated Say s law, which is often quoted …

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  • 140 Data (Star Trek) — Data Data on the bridge of the Enterprise D Species Android Home planet Omicron Theta Affiliation United Federation of Planets Starfleet …

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