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Die

The die is cast. The step is taken, and I cannot draw back. So said Julius Caesar when he crossed the Rubicon. I have set my life upon the cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die. Shak…

Jason NILES

NILES, Jason, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Burlington, Vt., December 19, 1814; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1837; …

Nathaniel NILES

NILES, Nathaniel, a Representative from Vermont; born in South Kingston, R.I., April 3, 1741; attended Harvard College and was graduated from Princeton College in 1766; studied law and medicine…

Whom the Gods Love Die Young

[Herodotos]. Cited in Don Juan, canto iv. 12 (death of Haidee). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Wick, WickedWhole Gale …

West Nile Virus

What's behind the outbreak in Louisiana? by David Johnson Related Links More About Killer Bees and TermitesMore Natural DisastersCentral ParkPersonal HealthDisease &am…

John Milton NILES

Senate Years of Service: 1835-1837; 1837-1839; 1843-1849Party: Jacksonian; Democrat; DemocratNILES, John Milton, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., August 20, …

Nile

The Egyptians used to say that the swelling of the Nile was caused by the tears of Isis. The feast of Isis was celebrated at the anniversary of the death of Osiris, when Isis was supposed t…

Dying Sayings

(real or traditional): ADAMS (President): “Independence for ever.” ADAMS (John Q. ): “It is the last of earth. I am content.” ADDISON: “See how a Christian die…

Gods and Monsters

Director/Writer:Bill CondonLions Gate Films; R; 105 minutesRelease:11/98Cast:Ian McKellan, Brendan Fraser, Lynne Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich and Kevin O'Connor A finely wrought character study…

An Act of God

“Damnum fatale,” such as loss by lightning, shipwreck, fire, etc.; loss arising from fatality, and not from one's own fault, theft, and so on. A Devonshire jury once found a ver…