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poi

(Encyclopedia) poi, slightly fermented, sticky food paste eaten in the Pacific islands, usually accompanied with meat, fish, or vegetables. It is made by grinding or pounding the…

Peutinger, Konrad

(Encyclopedia) Peutinger, Konrad kôn´rät poi´tĭng–ər [key], 1465–1547, German antiquarian, diplomat, politician, and economist. One of the earliest writers in Germany on Roman…

Meinecke, Friedrich

(Encyclopedia) Meinecke, Friedrich frē´drĭkh mī´nĕkə [key], 1862–1954, German historian and intellectual figure. Educated at the Univ. of Berlin, he became a professor there in 1914…

Hilary of Poitiers, Saint

(Encyclopedia) Hilary of Poitiers, Saint hĭl´ərē, poitērz´, poi´tyā [key], c.315–367?, bishop of Poitiers from c.350, Doctor of the Church. A convert from paganism, he…

Rosenberg, Alfred

(Encyclopedia) Rosenberg, Alfred äl´frĕt rō´zənbĕrk [key], 1893–1946, German Nazi leader. He was born in Reval (now Tallinn, Estonia), and studied architecture in Riga, and later in…

arum

(Encyclopedia) arum, common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats of the tropics…

Walt Whitman: The Dalliance of the Eagles

The Dalliance of the EaglesSkirting the river road, (my forenoon walk, my rest,) Skyward in air a sudden muffled sound, the dalliance of the eagles, The rushing amorous contact high in space…

Walt Whitman: A Paumanok Picture

A Paumanok PictureTwo boats with nets lying off the sea-beach, quite still, Ten fishermen waiting—they discover a thick school of mossbonkers —they drop the join'd seine-ends in the water…

Walt Whitman: A Broadway Pageant, Part 3

Part 3And you Libertad of the world! You shall sit in the middle well-pois'd thousands and thousands of years, As to-day from one side the nobles of Asia come to you, As to-morrow from the…