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.
The photo, taken last year shows coils that look like fossilized Ammonites or coiled up shells, some of which have ridges.
You can see Roary the allosaurus, along with other dinosaur fossils, a sabre-tooth tiger, giant ammonites, the Coseley Spider and Dudley Bug trilobites.
Ammonites (marine molluscs) which are now extinct were found at a time when the dinosaurs roamed the land.
This year's tour program features David Holsinger's monumental work, "In the Spring at the Time When Kings Go Off to War," depicting King David's army in their struggle against the Ammonites in I Chronicles 20:1-3.
These people groups are Amorites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Ugaritians, Egyptians, Hittites and Hurrians (in one essay), Arameans, Phoenicians, Ammonites, Moabites, and Edomites (the last three in one essay), Philistines, Persians, Arabians, and Greeks.
Before that, Amman, as the name suggests, was the capital of the Ammonites, an ancient race that lived close to the Jordan River.
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.