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sticking-place

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A place in which something stops and holds fast; in allusion to Shakespeare's Macbeth (1606), where the reference seems to be to the screwing-up of the peg of a musical instrument until it...

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sticking place, point

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 87 words.

In the context in Shakespeare’s Macbeth I.vii (But screw your courage to the sticking place, And wee’le not fayle...

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sticking place

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 79 words.

The phrase sticking point is first recorded in 1826, and in its common modern meaning ‘the limit reached of

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sticking place

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 79 words.

The phrase sticking point is first recorded in 1826, and in its common modern meaning ‘the limit reached of

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sticking-place

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 42 words.

a place in which something stops and holds fast; in allusion to Shakespeare's Macbeth (1606), where the reference seems to be to the screwing-up of the peg of a musical instrument until it...

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sticking-place

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A place in which something stops and holds fast; in allusion to Shakespeare's Macbeth (1606), where the reference seems to be to the screwing-up of the peg of a musical instrument until it...

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stick up <i>v.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 434 words.

1 to place on account; thus stick it up, to leave a bill unpaid; stick it up to,

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Varela

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 93 words.

1. Galician: habitational name from any of the places in Galicia named Varela, from a diminutive of vara ‘rod’, ‘stick’.

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nick

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

A groove on one side of a piece of type that helps the compositor place it the right way round in the composing stick.

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STEWART, Joel (1977– )

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 144 words.

His first picture book, The Adventures of a Nose (2002), created with author-illustrator Viviane *Schwarz, is a wonderfully surreal tale of finding your place in the world—a place where you...

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titanium nitride

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

An extremely hard material (TiN), with the appearance of metallic gold, used to coat instruments made of titanium, steel, carbide, or aluminium, to create a non-stick surface. It may be...

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Shinty

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1595 words.

Shinty is a ball and stick sport popular in Scotland and an important symbol of national identity. It is similar to the sport of hurling, popular in Ireland. Shinty was spread...

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bow

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 85 words.

Flexible stick with horsehair (usually) stretched across it, used to produce sound vibrations from strings of vn, vla, vc, db, and other str instr. Until 17th cent. bow was convex. As vn...

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Sticking Fast

Bryan Wagner.

in The Tar Baby

April 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 7385 words.

This chapter talks about how sticking fast is the tar baby story's essence. Once the story was reduced to this one essential element, it became possible to establish connections between...

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Making History

Patrick Greaney.

in Quotational Practices

March 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Art. 15660 words.

This chapter concentrates on the quotational works of Sharon Hayes, Vanessa Place, and Glenn Ligon and how their works have been influenced by identity politics. Hayes analyzed the...

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Images of Smell

Gordon M. Shepherd.

in Neurogastronomy

July 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 3202 words.

From the olfactory receptor cells, the pathway to smell perception in the brain passes through a series of regions: the olfactory bulb, the olfactory cortex, and the orbitofrontal olfactory...

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The Religious Cold War

Dianne Kirby.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Cold War. 12851 words.

This chapter, which examines the place of religion during the Cold War years, suggests that there were conflicting attitudes toward religion in both the United States and the Soviet Union....

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orpine

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One of the orpine's nicknames is ‘Midsummer Men’, after a love divination custom carried out on Midsummer's Eve and reported all over the country since at least the 18th century. To test...

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Pernice, Manfred

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Graphic Design and Typography; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage; Sculpture and Carving; Contemporary Art; 20th-Century Art. 321 words.

German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1963, in Hildesheim.

Sculptor, draughtsman, installation artist.

Manfred Pernice did a course in painting and graphic arts...

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Norman's Battles

Gwen Terry.

in Clark

November 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 2065 words.

In this chapter, Clark Terry describes his experience while on a tour in Germany. Norman Granz was good at taking care of business when it came to serious problems and that's what he did...

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Rethinking the “Billroth Affair”

David Brodbeck.

in Defining Deutschtum

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music Theory and Analysis. 13148 words.

This chapter offers a new look at a dispute that took place at the Vienna Medical School in 1875 upon the publication of a treatise by the noted surgeon and medical professor Theodor...

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