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n.1.A shekel.
The holy mother brought five sicles and a pair of turtledoves to redeem the Lamb of God.
- Jer. Taylor.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Andre Schnyder and Rautenberg, 2 vols (Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2006), 62; Laurence Harf-Lancner, "L'illustration du Roman de MAlusine de Jean d Arras dans les Aditions du XVe et du XVIe siecle," in Le livre et l'image en France au XVIe sicle (Paris: Presses de l'Ecole normale supArieure, 1989), 33-35.
There are two primary fin de sicle factors that can be critically analyzed to construct the contemporary foundation upon which many beliefs and practices about girls and women's participation in sport and physical activity can be based: the social and economic conditions that led to the first wave of feminist activism in North America and the movement to rekindle the spirit of sport and manhood through the 'rebirth' of the Olympic Games.
BIARRITZ is the elegant fin de sicle resort in the south-west corner of France favoured by the royalty of Europe from Queen Victoria to Edward VII.
Cult writer, novelist and poet Charles Bukowski was being celebrated by some and used as an excuse to get drunk by others in the new Fin de Sicle nights hosted there.
Born into an affluent, traditional American family, Cassatt (1844--1926) was a genteel rebel--choosing a career as a full-time artist, traveling and living abroad, and participating in the artistic life of fin de sicle Paris.
If the W.C.C., by virtue of its commission for Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation, takes seriously its 1990 commitment (Grundaberzeugung) in Seoul, namely, that God is on the sicle of the poor (second of ten affirmations), the question of ecumenical conversation and text mediation must be reconsidered.
That's the assessment of North East commentator Fred Robinson, who is based at St Chad's College, Durham University, when I asked him yesterday about whether he feels there is a feeling of "fin de sicle" in the air.
There is a grand chandelier, fresh lilies in the window ("We don't do plastic") and a distressed antique dresser that looks like it has been plucked from a fin de sicle Provenale villa.