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Carol Shields 2003 Deaths

Carol ShieldsAge: 68 novelist and poet who frequently and eloquently wrote about ordinary women facing ordinary lives. She won a 1995 Pulitzer Prize for The Stone Diaries. Died: Victoria, Brit…

Shield

The Gold and Silver Shield. Two knights coming from different directions stopped in sight of a trophy shield, one side of which was gold and the other silver. Like the disputants about the …

Shields

The most famous in story are the Shield of Achilles described by Homer, of Hercules, described by Hesiod, and of Æneas described by Virgil. Other famous bucklers described in classic s…

Shield Volcanoes

Shield volcanoes are built almost entirely of fluid lava flows. Flow after flow pours out in all directions from a central summit vent, or group of vents, building a broad, gently sloping con…

Zeus's Shield

The Question: What is the shield of Zeus? The Answer: According to Greek mythology, Aegis was the name of the shield carried by Zeus, as…

Shield of Expectation

(The). The naked shield given to a young warrior in his virgin campaign. As he achieved glory, his deeds were recorded or symbolised on his shield. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable,…

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shieldsactress, modelBorn: 5/31/1965Birthplace: New York City A model and actress who started her career by performing in an Ivory Soap commercial when she was just 11 months old. By he…

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shieldsactress, modelBorn: 5/31/1965Birthplace: New York City A model and actress who started her career by performing in an Ivory Soap commercial when she was just 11 months old. By he…

James SHIELDS

SHIELDS, James, (uncle of James Shields [1810-1879]), a Representative from Ohio; born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland, April 13, 1762; received a good common-school education; entered the U…

Hanoverian Shield

This escutcheon used to be added to the arms of England; it was placed in the centre of the shield to show that the House of Hanover came to the crown by election, and not by conquest. Conq…