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politesse

Definition: (noun) Courteous formality; politeness.
Synonyms:chivalry, gallantry
Usage:Carl held the door for Ashley as they entered the restaurant, and she was immediately impressed with his politesse. Discuss. Play

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Colons

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The Anchor

An anchor is a device cast overboard to secure a ship, boat, or other floating object by means of weight, friction, or hooks called flukes. In ancient times, anchors were often merely large stones, bags or baskets of stones, bags of sand, or, as with the Egyptians, lead-weighted logs. The Greeks are credited with the first use of iron anchors, while the Romans had metal devices with arms similar to modern anchors. What anchoring technique is used in "ultimate storm" conditions? More... Discuss

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono Hold Their First Bed-In for Peace (1969)

Five days after John Lennon of the Beatles married the Japanese avant-garde artist Yoko Ono, the couple held the first of two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace as a non-violent way of protesting war and promoting peace. For the first Bed-In, the couple invited members of the press into their Amsterdam hotel room and then sat in bed and talked about peace. Months later, they held their second Bed-In in Montreal. What hit song did they record during the second Bed-In? More... Discuss

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Béla Bartók (1881)

Bartók was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, and collector of folk music. In 1904, having discovered that the folk-music repertory generally accepted as Hungarian was in fact largely urban Roma—Gypsy—music, he set about researching Hungarian folk music. He worked folk themes and rhythms into his own music, achieving a style that was at once nationalistic and deeply personal. What surprising discoveries did he make in his study of folk music? More... Discuss

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In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.

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adj. Fond of the company of others; gregarious
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Maryland Day

Maryland Day commemorates the landing of the first colonists there in 1634, and the first Roman Catholic Mass they celebrated. Named after Henrietta Maria, the consort of King Charles I of England, Maryland was the first proprietary colony on the American mainland. George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, was appointed by the king as proprietor, and he hoped to establish a refuge for other Catholics who had been persecuted in Anglican England. He was succeeded as head of the colony by his son, Cecilius Calvert, who brought 200 more colonists over from England. More... Discuss

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Box and Cox

Two people who always miss each other and thus are never together. The phrase comes from the 19th-century story of the same name, in which two men named Box and Cox rent the same room at different times of day. More... Discuss