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gourd

(Encyclopedia) gourd gôrd, go͝ord [key], common name for some members of the Cucurbitaceae, a family of plants whose range includes all tropical and subtropical areas and extends into the temperate zones. ...

Jonah

(Encyclopedia) Jonah jō´nə [key], prophetic book of the Bible. It tells the story of a prophet called by God to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh. According to the Second Book of Kings, Jonah lived...

Brewer's: Gourd

Used in the Middle Ages for corks (Orlando Furioso, x. 106); used also for a cup or bottle. (French, gourde; Latin, cucurbita.) Jonah's gourd [kikiven], the Palma Christi, …

Jonah: 4

Jonah Chapter 4 1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. 2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet …

vine

(Encyclopedia) vine, climbing plant or trailing plant. The grape is often called the vine. See also liana . ...

Jonah

Jonah is the reluctant biblical prophet whose story appears in the book named for him. The short, fast-moving story opens with God instructing Jonah to go east from Israel to Assyria …

The Vines

Highly EvolvedCapitol Hot on the trail of The Strokes from New York and The Hives from Sweden, comes the latest addition to the retro-punk movement's holy trinity—The Vines. Th…

pipe vine

(Encyclopedia) pipe vine: see birthwort .

Brewer's: Gourds

Dice with a secret cavity. Those loaded with lead were called Fulhams (q.v.). Gourds and fullam holds, And high and low beguile the rich and poor. Shakespeare: Merry Wives o…