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ossicle

Definition: (noun) A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear.
Synonyms:bonelet
Usage:Because of their distinctive shapes, the ossicles in the ear are called the hammer, the anvil, and the stirrup. Discuss. Play

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Using the Present Perfect

The present perfect tells us about something that occurred at some indefinite period in the past. However, if something happened at a specific point in time in the past ("last night," "two years ago," "yesterday," etc.), then we must use what tense? More... Discuss

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Windsor Castle

Located in the county of Berkshire, west of London, Windsor Castle has been a principal official residence of British monarchs since the 11th century. The Queen herself is quite fond of Windsor and frequently weekends there. Windsor has the distinction of being the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. The modern castle, which contains about 1,000 rooms and occupies 13 acres (5 hectares), consists of three "wards"—the upper, middle, and lower. What damaged more than 100 rooms in 1992? More... Discuss

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Revolution in Texas (1835)

In 1821, the US began to colonize Texas. The newly independent Mexican government, pleased with the prospering US colony, offered grants to other American promoters. By 1830, Americans greatly outnumbered the Mexican settlers. To stop the influx of Americans, Mexican troops began to police the border and close seaports. Alarmed Texans petitioned Mexico for separate statehood, to no avail. On October 2, 1835, the revolution broke out when the Mexicans asked the Texans to return what item? More... Discuss

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Mohandas Gandhi (1869)

Gandhi is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century for his role in securing India's independence from British rule through non-violent civil disobedience, a method that has since inspired notable civil rights leaders around the globe. The victory was bittersweet for Gandhi, who had championed Hindu-Muslim unity, as independence came with a plan to carve out a separate Muslim state—Pakistan. In 1948, he was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic. Why is Gandhi often called Mahatma? More... Discuss

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What hath night to do with sleep?

John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

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Which of the following adjuncts is a prepositional phrase?




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adj. Troublesomely urgent or persistent in requesting; pressingly entreating
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Guardian Angels Day

As early as the ninth century, a day was set aside to honor angels in general and the archangel Michael in particular. This was September 29, the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels or Michaelmas. But some people, believing that a particular angel is assigned to watch over each human being, wanted to honor their own personal protectors or guardian angels. A feast in their honor observed in 16th-century Spain was extended to the whole church by Pope Paul V in 1608, and, in 1672, Pope Clement X set October 2 as the universal day for the festival. More... Discuss

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