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Black Elk

Black ElkOglala Lakota holy manBorn: 1863Birthplace: Little Powder River, Wyoming Black Elk's life encompassed the U.S.-Sioux wars, the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and the 1890 massacre at …

Speaking Heads

and Sounding Stones. (1) Jabel Nagus [mountain of the bell ], in Arabia Petræa, gives out sounds of varying strength whenever the sand slides down its sloping flanks. (2) The white dry…

Speaking

They are on speaking terms. They just know each other. They are not on speaking terms. Though they know each other, they do not even salute each other in the street, or say “How d'…

Elke Clijsters

Elke Clijsters is from a sporting family: her elder sister Kim Clijsters (b. 1983) is an international tennis star, and her father Lei won the 1988 Gouden Schoen (Golden Boot) as Belgium's top soccer …

Black Book

A book exposing abuses in Church and State, which furnished much material for political reform in the early part of the present century. (See Black Books.) Amherst speaks of the Proctor's b…

Black Power

by Stokely Carmichael It's a privilege and an honor to be in the white intellectual ghetto of the West. This is a student conference, as it should be, held on a campus, and we'll never …

Blacks

Mutes at funerals, who wore a black cloak; sometimes called the Black Guards. I do pray ye To give me leave to live a little longer. You stand about me like my Blacks. Beaumont and Fletche…

Black

for mourning was a Roman custom (Juvenal, x. 245) borrowed from the Egyptians. Black, in blazonry, means constancy, wisdom, and prudence. Black, in several of the Oriental nations, is a ba…

Blackness

All faces shall gather blackness (Joel ii. 6) —i.e. be downcast in consequence of trouble. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894BlacksmithBlackamoor A B C …

Fear of Public Speaking

The Question: Is there a name for the fear of public speaking? The Answer: Yes! The fear of public speaking is known as glossophobia. F…