Ammonites


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Ammonites

(ˈæməˌnaɪts)
pl n
(Bible) Old Testament a nomadic tribe living east of the Jordan: a persistent enemy of the Israelites
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Through the strange women clustering at the corners I took my way,--women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites,--and I thought, as I looked into their poor painted faces,--faces but half human, vampirish faces, faces already waxen with the look of the grave,--I thought, as I often did, of the poor little girl whom De Quincey loved, the good-hearted little `peripatetic' as he called her, who had succoured him during those nights, when, as a young man, he wandered homeless about these very streets,--that good, kind little Ann whom De Quincey had loved, then so strangely lost, and for whose face he looked into women's faces as long as he lived.
When was it ever known that the Ammonites proved wanting to their own interests?
In some cases, however, the extermination of whole groups of beings, as of ammonites towards the close of the secondary period, has been wonderfully sudden.
With respect to the apparently sudden extermination of whole families or orders, as of Trilobites at the close of the palaeozoic period and of Ammonites at the close of the secondary period, we must remember what has been already said on the probable wide intervals of time between our consecutive formations; and in these intervals there may have been much slow extermination.
Him the AMMONITE Worshipt in RABBA and her watry Plain, In ARGOB and in BASAN, to the stream Of utmost ARNON.
Visitors to the exhibition will also see some ammonites, those fossilised marine creatures which were used to cement St Hilda of Whitby's reputation for miracles - listed in two books on display.
Waagen's lithostratigraphic subdivision was used almost for one century until Kummel and Teichert and associates in 1960's redefined the litho stratigraphy of the Salt Range and Surghar Ranges in terms of modern stratigraphic nomenclature practices as well as piloted a detailed paleontological study of the rich Late Permian and Early Triassic faunas; such as brachiopods, Ammonites, conodonts, bivalves, fusulinids, etc.
She survived a lightning strike that killed the women around her, before spending years helping her father find ammonites and other fossils to sell to tourists in his curiosity shop.
AMMONITES AND OTHER MACROFOSSILS FROM THE LECTOSTRATOTYPE OF LA FRONTERA FORMATION, LOWER--MIDDLE TURONIAN (UPPER CRETACEOUS) IN SAN FRANCISCO, CUNDINAMARCA (COLOMBIA)
However, when the book of Judges recounts this incident in a dialog between Jephthah and the king of Ammon, it seems that the territory had originally belonged to the Ammonites, not the Moabites.