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drowse

Definition: (verb) Sleep lightly or for a short period of time.
Synonyms:doze, snooze
Usage:Through one after another of those gray days Alexander drowsed and mused, drinking in the grateful moisture. Discuss. Play

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Defining Imperative Sentences

We use imperative sentences to give orders, commands, and general instructions. Such sentences are said to be in what mood? More... Discuss

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Palio di Siena

The Palio di Siena is a horserace held twice annually in the Tuscan city of Siena. Dating from the Middle Ages, the race is the centerpiece of festivals held in the city's Piazza del Campo in July and August. During the race, 10 jockeys riding bareback circle the piazza three times. The race usually lasts no more than 90 seconds, and it is not uncommon for jockeys to be thrown off their horses while making the piazza's treacherous turns. What forms of sabotage are allowed in this race? More... Discuss

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Ramzi Yousef Found Guilty of Masterminding 1993 World Trade Center Bombing (1997)

In 1993, terrorists detonated a car-bomb in an underground garage of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, killing six, injuring more than a thousand, and causing more than $300 million in damage. In all, ten militant Islamist conspirators were convicted of involvement in the bombing, including Yousef, who also bombed an important Shia shrine in Iran in 1994 and later planned a large-scale terrorist scheme that included killing the pope. What alleged 9-11 mastermind is Yousef's uncle? More... Discuss

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Grace Kelly (1929)

Kelly was an American actress who gained critical and popular praise for her performances in High Noon and The Country Girl, for which she won an Academy Award. She also starred in three Alfred Hitchcock films but cut short her promising acting career in 1956 when she married Prince Rainier III, becoming Princess Grace of Monaco and retiring from acting. In 1982, she died in an accident after suffering a stroke while driving on a mountain road. How did she and Prince Rainier meet? More... Discuss

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Contempt is that which putteth an edge upon anger, as much or more than the hurt itself.

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Things referred to by their brand use which kind of nouns?


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Birthday of Sun Yat-sen

Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) was the leader of the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang). He served as the first provisional president of the Republic of China (1911-12) and later as its de facto ruler (1923-25). Because he possessed an exceptionally broad knowledge of the West and developed a grand plan for China's industrialization, he is known as "the father of modern China." Sun Yat-sen's birthday is a holiday in Taiwan. The anniversary of his death, March 12, is observed as Arbor Day in Taiwan. More... Discuss

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fork over the dough

To pay, generally unwillingly, a certain amount of money. More... Discuss