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A Dictionary of the Bible

W. R. F. Browning.

January 2004; published online April 2009.

Book. Subjects: religious studies; biblical studies. 2121 pages.

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

January 2011; published online January 2011.

Book. Subjects: classical literature. 3067 pages.496785 words.

‘a volume for all seasons... indispensable’Times Educational Supplement

The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the complete...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 1269 pages.1380327 words.

Over 1400 entries

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social...

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Atlas of the World's Religions

Frederick Denny.

November 2007; published online November 2007.

Book. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 20 pages.

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Overview page. Subjects: literary studies (early and medieval).

The wicked counsellor of King David, who incited Absolon (1) to rebel against his father (2 Sam. 15–17), cited as a famous traitor in The Book of the Duchess (1118).


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Friedrich Achleitner

Overview page. Subjects: literature.

(Schalchen, Austria, 1930– ),

collaborated as a member of the Wiener Gruppe with H. C. Artmann and G. Rühm in the avant-garde volume of dialect poems hosn, rosn, baa (1959). A ...


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Overview page. Subjects: medicine and health.

n. absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Achlorhydria that persists despite large doses of histamine is associated with atrophy of the lining (mucosa) of the stomach. In...

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Settlement 3 m. W of Lochinver in Scotland's highland region. Norman MacCaig spent holidays in a cottage here and in many lyrical and witty poems...

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Achmet Ben Sirin

Overview page. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500).

(᾽Αχμὲτ ὁ υἱὸς Σηρείμ), author of the longest and most important Byz. tract on Dreams.

Achmet is the pseudonym of a Christian Greek who used in his oneirokritikon widely divergent...

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Overview page. Subjects: plant sciences and forestry.

(order Mycoplasmatales)

A family of Gram-negative, chemo-organotrophic bacteria that do not require the presence of sterols (see steroid) for growth. Cells are spherical,...

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