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hothouse

Definition: (noun) A heated greenhouse for plants that require an even, relatively warm temperature.
Synonyms:conservatory, indoor garden
Usage:When those young ladies left your hothouse door open, with a frosty east wind blowing right in … it killed a good many of your plants. Discuss. Play

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Using "Would"

The modal auxiliary verb "would" has a variety of functions and uses. It is used in place of "will" for things that happened or began in the past. It is also sometimes used in place of "will" to change the tone of a sentence in what way? More... Discuss

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Gray's Anatomy

Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Gray's Anatomy, is widely regarded as a classic medical reference book. Due to the Anatomy Act of 1832, Henry Gray—an anatomist and teacher in London—was able to dissect unclaimed corpses from workhouses and form the basis of his book. First published under the title Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical in 1858, his text has been expanded and reprinted numerous times. What disease claimed Gray's life when he was only 34? More... Discuss

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First Transatlantic Telegraph Sent (1858)

After the introduction of the working telegraph in 1839, the idea that countries and continents could be connected by a communications network became an exciting possibility. A working telegraph could transmit in mere minutes messages that had once taken weeks to deliver by sea. England and France were linked by submarine cable in 1850, but it took several attempts over the next eight years before a lasting connection could be maintained across the Atlantic. How long was this cable operational? More... Discuss

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Menachem Begin (1913)

In the 1940s, Begin headed the Irgun, a militant organization that fought against British Mandate authorities in Palestine. As a member of the first Israeli parliament, he led the opposition to the Labor party. In 1977, his right-wing Likud party defeated Labor for the first time, and Begin became prime minister of Israel. He shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize with Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat as a result of the Camp David Accords. Why did Begin retire from politics in 1983? More... Discuss

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We are the sons and daughters of the world they saved. [Now is our moment] to make common cause with other countries to ensure a world of peace and prosperity for yet another generation.

Bill Clinton (1946-) Discuss

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Which of the following is a primary interjection?




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adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of rabbis
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Pine Battle of Vinuesa

The Pine Battle or Pinochada of Vinuesa in the province of Soria, Spain, takes place where King Juan I located his main residence in the 14th century. On August 16, the final day of the festival, there is a ceremonial mock battle in which the women of Vinuesa attack the men with pine branches. Centuries ago, when an image of the Virgin was found between two pine trees near the boundary between Vinuesa and Covaleda, a quarrel broke out over who would keep the image. The women tore branches from the pine trees and used them to strike their opponents, thus winning the battle for Vinuesa. More... Discuss

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you shouldn't have

A message of thanks for a (usually unexpected) gift. Can be used sincerely or sarcastically. More... Discuss