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pilothouse

Definition: (noun) An enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated.
Synonyms:wheelhouse
Usage:Alone in the pilothouse, Captain Anderson enjoyed the tranquil expanse of ocean before him as he silently steered the ship. Discuss. Play

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Focusing Adverbs that Limit information

Focusing adverbs are used to draw attention to a particular part of a clause. When we want to emphasize information that presents limits, we use focusing adverbs like "alone" and "only." What are other focusing adverbs that emphasize limits? More... Discuss

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Ovid's Metamorphoses

Completed in 8 CE, Metamorphoses is a 15-book narrative poem that describes the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar. A collection of myths and legends in which transformation plays a role, it relates the stories of Daphne, a nymph who metamorphosed into a laurel tree to escape from Apollo, and Arachne, who was turned into a spider for challenging the goddess Athena to a weaving contest. What other transformations are detailed in Metamorphoses? More... Discuss

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Knights of Columbus Established (1882)

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world. Founded by Father Michael McGivney on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, the organization's primary purpose was to provide financial aid to members and their families in the event of illness or death. The Knights of Columbus has since donated billions to charity and now has more than 1.8 million members. What personal tragedy led McGivney to found the organization? More... Discuss

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Jennifer Marie Capriati (1976)

Capriati's family moved to Florida when she was four years old so she could pursue a tennis career, and by 1990, the 14-year-old had earned over $6 million in endorsements. She became the youngest women's tennis player to win a match at Wimbledon, to reach the semifinals in a Grand Slam event, and to rank in the top ten players. Personal problems—including an arrest—sidelined her as a teen, but she made a successful comeback in her 20s before injuries ended her career. What was she arrested for? More... Discuss

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You never know what peace is until you walk on the shores or in the fields or along the winding red roads of Prince Edward Island in a summer twilight ... You find your soul then. You realize that youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

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In what way are linking verbs different from factitive verbs?




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adj. Granting or inclined to grant permission; tolerant or lenient
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Boganda Day

In the Central African Republic, Boganda Day marks the anniversary of the death of Barthélémy Boganda, the nation's first prime minister, who died in a plane crash on March 29, 1959. Boganda had been a driving force in the creation of the Central African Republic, which became a self-governing republic in 1958. He was also a leader in the movement to unite black African nations. Boganda Day is a national holiday in the Central African Republic; all banks, official government offices, businesses, and schools are closed. More... Discuss

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have a thing for (someone)

To have a romantic infatuation with someone, especially unbeknownst to that person. More... Discuss