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James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 21 words.

The first letter of the modern English alphabet was known as ailm [pine] in the ogham alphabet of early Ireland.

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Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 26 words.

1. In connection with car rental, this indicates an automatic vehicle rather than one with gear levers. 2. As a

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A “new” phenomenon of Chinese cinema

Xu Ying and Xu Zhongquan.

in Humour in Chinese Life and Culture

June 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 7350 words.

The chapter provides an account of the economic and artistic history of China's comic movie genre, focusing on the 1997 emergence and popularity of Happy-New-Year movies, with an interview...

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A “Well-Filled Melting Pot”

Camille Bégin.

in Taste of the Nation

April 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 10804 words.

This chapter provides an ethnographic reading of New Deal food writing to understand the centrality of ethnic taste in 1930s sensory economies. Federal Writers' Project workers described...

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A ‘pupil of innocent Nature!’ The wild boy of Aveyron goes to Paris

in Idiocy

November 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 13309 words.

This chapter explores some of the main recurring themes in the reports written on the wild boy of Aveyron, including his shifting status as, among other things, Homo ferus, ineducable...

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:: A Changing Atmosphere: From Developmental to Operational Numerical Weather Prediction (1952–1955)

Kristine C. Harper.

in Weather by the Numbers

August 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 15194 words.

This chapter details the progress toward operational numerical weather prediction. All three weather services—the Navy, the Air Force, and the Weather Bureau—which were members of the Joint...

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“A Correct, Hermeneutic Reading”: Fantasies of a Constitutional Coup and the Promotion of Indigenous Rights

David M. K. Sheinin.

in Consent of the Damned

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 13129 words.

After the 1976 coup, the military regime immediately set about trying to show that it was a defender of human rights. This task involved demonstrating that Argentina continued to adhere to...

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“A Day too Late”

Yuki Oda.

in Age in America

May 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 7720 words.

In this chapter, Yuki Oda examines the way that age determined whether or not immigrants could be admitted to the United States under immigration quotas and racial exclusion laws. After...

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Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 543 words.

a French phrase which introduces a name indicating how a dish has been prepared: thus, Sole à la normande, Potage

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Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 746 words.

a French phrase which introduces a name indicating how a dish has been prepared: thus, Sole à la normande, Potage

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