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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,…

shield

(Encyclopedia) shield, in geology: see continent .

shield

(Encyclopedia) shield, piece of defensive armor , worn on the arm or shoulder to ward off weapons during combat, used prior to the dominance of gunpowder. Originally for…

carol

(Encyclopedia) carol, popular hymn, of joyful nature, in celebration of an occasion such as May Day, Easter, or Christmas. The earliest English carols date from the 15th cent. The carol…

Carol I

(Encyclopedia) Carol I, 1839–1914, prince (1866–81) and first king (1881–1914) of Romania, of the house of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. He is also called Charles I. A Prussian officer, he…

Angara Shield

(Encyclopedia) Angara Shield, Asia: see Siberian Platform .

Baltic Shield

(Encyclopedia) Baltic Shield, the continental core of Europe, composed of Precambrian crystalline rock, the oldest of Europe. The tectonically stable region was not affected by the…

Canadian Shield

(Encyclopedia) Canadian Shield or Laurentian Plateau lôrĕn´chən [key], U-shaped region of ancient rock, the nucleus of North America, stretching N from the Great Lakes to the…

South Shields

(Encyclopedia) South Shields, city (1991 pop. 86,488), South Tyneside, NE England, at the mouth of the Tyne River. It is a significant port. Shipbuilding and marine engineering are the…

Carol II

(Encyclopedia) Carol II, 1893–1953, king of Romania, son of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie . While crown prince, he contracted a morganatic marriage with Zizi Labrino but…