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Gravity

How it works and its effect on Earth, the Moon, and the Sun by Mark Hughes Related Links Encyclopedia: Earth The Moon Si…

Rainbow

(See Circle of Ulloa.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Rainbow ChasersRain Gauge A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …

Centre of Gravity

That point on which a body acted on by gravity is balanced in all positions. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894CentumviriCentre A B C D E F G H I J K …

Rainbow Chasers

Problematical politicians and reformers, who chase rainbows, which cannot possibly be caught, to “find the pot of gold at the foot thereof.” This alludes to an old joke, that a …

The Rainbow Coalition

by Reverend Jesse Jackson Address to the Democratic Convention Thank you very much. Tonight we come together bound by our faith in a mighty God, with genuine respect and love for our…

Knights of the Rainbow

Flunkeys; so called from their gorgeous liveries. “The servants who attended them contradicted the inferences to be drawn from the garb of their masters; and, according to the custom …

The Hawaiian Word for "Rainbow"

The Question: I'm trying to find the Hawaiian term for rainbow. I seem to be looking at all the wrong sites. I hope you can help me. The Answer: …

Thomas Pynchon

Name at birth: Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr.Literary critics loved Thomas Pynchon's first novel, V, published in 1963. Instantly he was considered one of the great new prose modernists, and he was soon …

1974 National Book Awards

Arts and LettersDeeper Into the Movies, Pauline KaelBiographyMacaulay: The Shaping of the Historian, John CliveMalcolm Lowry: A Biography, Douglas DayChildren's BooksThe Court of the Stone Chi…

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton's discoveries were so numerous and varied that many consider him to be the father of modern science. A 1665 graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Isaac Newton developed an intense …