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Three acres and a cow regarded as the requirement for self-sufficiency; as a political slogan associated with the radical politician Jesse Collings (1831–1920) and his land reform campaign...

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three

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 66 words.

page three girl: see page.

three cheers for —: see cheer.

three musketeers three close associates or inseparable

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three

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

Like other numbers three had a symbolic significance in the biblical tradition; it suggested completeness: heaven, earth, and the underworld, for example. Three major feasts are mentioned...

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three

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Three acres and a cow regarded as the requirement for self-sufficiency; as a political slogan associated with the radical politician Jesse Collings (1831–1920) and his land reform campaign...

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three

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By for the most widespread of the traditionally significant numbers. It is a commonplace in folktales that persons and events are triplicated, the third of the set being often ‘weighted’...

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three

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 103 words.

Like other numbers three had a symbolic significance in the biblical tradition; it suggested completeness: *heaven, earth, and

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three

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 103 words.

Like other numbers three had a symbolic significance in the biblical tradition; it suggested completeness: heaven, earth, and the

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Three

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 2368 words.

pythagoras calls three the perfect number, expressive of ‘beginning, middle and end’, wherefore he makes it a symbol of deity.

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three

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 175 words.

[OE]

This shares an ancient root with Latin tres and Greek treis. Three inseparable friends may be called the

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three

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 474 words.

three acres and a cow regarded as the requirement for self-sufficiency; as a political slogan associated with the radical politician

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Three

Fukuzawa Yukichi and Nishikawa Shunsaku.

in An Encouragement of Learning

December 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 2692 words.

This chapter presents the English translation of Section 3 of Fukuzawa Yukichi’s text Gakumon no susume (An Encouragement of Learning). Here he broadens the meaning of equality to discuss...

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