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Santa Casa

(Italian, the holy house). The reputed house in which the Virgin Mary lived at Nazareth, miraculously translated to Fiume, in Dalmatia, in 1291, thence to Recanati in 1294, and finally to M…

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Director:Terry GilliamWriters:Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies and Alex CoxDirector of Photography:Nicola PecoriniEditor:Lesley WalkerMusic:Ray CooperProduction Designer:Alex McDowellPr…

Oscar De La Hoya

Born:Feb. 4, 1973Pro record:34-2, 27 KOsHeight:5'101/2"Weight:154Olympic medal:1992 Gold as a lightweightNoDateOpponent, locationResult111/23/92Lamar Williams, Inglewood, Calif.KO 1212…

Las Vegas, Nev.

Mayor: Carolyn G. Goodman (to May 2015)2010 census population (rank): 583,756 (30); Male: 294,100 (50.4%); Female: 289,656 (49.6%); White: 362,264 (62.1%); Black: 64,858 (11.1%); American Indi…

Tu l'as Voulu, George Dandin

(`Tis your own fault, George Dandin). You brought this upon yourself; as you have made your bed so you must lie on it. (See Dandin.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brew…

De Facto

Actually, in reality; in opposition to de jure, lawfully or rightfully. Thus John was de facto king, but Arthur was so de jure. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…

De Jure

(Latin). By right, rightfully, lawfully, according to the law of the land. Thus a legal axiom says: “De jure Judices, de facto Juratores, respondent” (Judges look to the law, ju…

De Novo

(Latin). Afresh; over again from the beginning. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894De ProfundisDe Nihilo Nihil Fit A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P…

De Profundis

[Out of the depths]. The 130th Psalm is so called from the first two words in the Latin version. It is sung by Roman Catholics when the dead are committed to the grave. Source: Dictionary…