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Sun Wu and his Book

The Text of Sun Tzu Sun Wu and his Book Ssu-ma Ch`ien gives the following biography of Sun Tzu: [1] — Sun Tzu Wu was a native of the Ch`i State. His ART OF WAR b…

Alex Lowe Biography

Alex LoweAge: 40 perhaps the greatest American mountaineer in recent years. Lowe climbed the nose of El Capitan in 10 hrs. and made the first solo ascent of the north face of Wyoming's Grand T…

The Devil's Dictionary: Pre-adamite

by Ambrose Bierce PRAYPRECEDENTPRE-ADAMITE -n. One of an experimental and apparently unsatisfactory race of antedated Creation and lived under conditions not easily conceived. Melsius belie…

Brewer's: Pre-Adamites

Before Adam was created. Isaac de la Peyreri maintained that only the Jews are descended from Adam, and that the Gentiles are descended from a race of men existing before Adam; as the book …

Brewer's: Happy as a Clam at High Tide

The clam is a bivalve mollusc, dug from its bed of sand only at low tide; at high tide it is quite safe from molestation. (See Close As A Clam.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E.…

Lyrical Poems

ContentsBefore the AltarSuggested by the Cover of a Volume of Keats's PoemsApples of HesperidesAzure and GoldPetalsVenetian GlassFatigueA Japanese Wood-CarvingA Little SongBehind a WallA Winte…

Brewer's: Peg too Low

(A). Low-spirited, moody. Our Saxon ancestors were accustomed to use peg-tankards, or tankards with a peg inserted at equal intervals, that when two or more drank from the same bowl, no one…

Weather: High Points and Low

High Points and LowWeatherGoing in CirclesFeeling the PressureHigh Points and LowWhat Makes the Weather Go 'RoundWhat's in a Name?Scales of Motion Here we are talking about pressure, and the …