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Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

According to Acts 6.1–6, a dispute arose between “Hellenists” and “Hebrews” over the distribution of food to widows. The twelve decided that “seven men of good standing” be chosen to ...

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seven

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 145 words.

[OE]

Seven days of the week, seven deadly sins, seven dwarfs, seven wonders of the world, the Magnificent Seven…the number

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seven

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 11 words.

at sixes and sevens: see six.

seven-league boots: see boot.

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seven

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 1300 words.

the number seven is often used symbolically, denoting completion or perfection, especially in echoes of biblical phraseology.

Seven against Thebes...

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seven

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 156 words.

Powerful and lucky, like other odd numbers, and also because it corresponds to the seven days of the week

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seven

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 72 words.

A 7 oz glass of beer 1967 Noel Ottaway The Pub and I 28: I had just drunk a seven

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seven

Overview page.

The number seven is often used symbolically, denoting completion or perfection, especially in echoes of biblical phraseology.

Seven against Thebes in Greek legend, the name given...

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Seven

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

According to Acts 6.1–6, a dispute arose between “Hellenists” and “Hebrews” over the distribution of food to widows. The twelve decided that “seven men of good standing” be chosen to ...

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Seven-Seven, Twins

Christopher Tiné.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 325 words.

The only survivor in a line of seven sets of twins, Twins Seven-Seven, who was born Taiwo Olaniyi Salan in

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Seven-Seven, Twins

Christopher Tiné.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 328 words.

The only survivor in a line of seven sets of twins, Twins Seven-Seven, who was born Taiwo Olaniyi Salan in

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seven adjective

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

1 seven bellsnautical In the phrs. to knock seven bells out of, to beat severely; to scare seven

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Seven sisters

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 71 words.

The Kuungarankalpa (“Seven Sisters”) are heroines of the Aboriginal Australian dreaming, the mythical creation process. As the seven

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Seven Sages

Kurt Lampe.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1058 words.

The Seven Sages of Greece should be disambiguated from the seven Roman sages of a popular medieval tradition, who educate

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Seven Wonders

Kai Brodersen.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 480 words.

The “Seven Wonders” of the ancient world are a canon of seven “sights” (theamata) of art and architecture

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Seven Sisters

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 101 words.

Haringey. A whimsical nickname for seven elm trees which stood near Page Green where the Seven Sisters Road (made 1831–3

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Seven sisters

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The Kuungarankalpa (“Seven Sisters”) are heroines of the Aboriginal Australian dreaming, the mythical creation process. As the seven sisters fled before a pursuing lecher, Nyiru, aspects of...

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Seven Sisters

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 22 words.

The name was originally that of a colliery begun in 1872 and named after the pit owner's seven daughters.

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Seven Whistlers

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 231 words.

These were said to be seven birds, flying together by night, whose cries forebode disaster. Belief in them was fairly

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Seven Seas

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2013; p ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 54 words.

The seven seas were the Red, Black, Mediterranean (Aegean), Adriatic and Caspian Seas, the Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean) and the

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Seven Seas

Edited by Audrey Blunden.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 54 words.

A term of ancient origin. The seven seas were the Red, Black, Mediterranean (Aegean), Adriatic and Caspian Seas, the Arabian

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Seven Seas

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

October 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 54 words.

A term of ancient origin. The seven seas were the Red, Black, Mediterranean (Aegean), Adriatic and Caspian Seas, the Arabian

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