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Ring Lardner Jr. 2000 Deaths

Ring Lardner Jr.Age: 85 Hollywood screenwriter who won two Academy Awards, but saw his career plunge into a free-fall after he refused to tell the House Un-American Activities Committee if he …

Ring

If a lady or gentleman is willing to marry, but not engaged, a ring should be worn on the index finger of the left hand; if engaged, on the second finger; if married, on the third finger; b…

The Uranian Rings

Voyager 2 also expanded the body of information pertaining to the rings and moons of Uranus. Voyager's cameras obtained the first images of 9 previously known narrow rings and discovered at l…

Saturn's Rings

Saturn's spectacular ring system is unique in the solar system, with uncountable billions of tiny particles of water ice (with traces of other material) in orbit around the planet. The ring particle…

Neptune's Rings

Voyager found four rings and evidence of ring arcs or incomplete rings. The “Main Ring” orbits Neptune at about 23,812.5 mi (38,100 km) above the cloud tops. The “Inner Ring” is about 17,750 mi (28,…

The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien's beloved story and the new film adaptation by Laura Hayes   "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all …

Magic Rings

This superstition arose from the belief that magicians had the power of imprisoning demons in rings. The power was supposed to prevail in Asia, and subsequently in Salamanca, Toledo, and It…

Ring Finger

Priests used to wear their ring on the fore-finger (which represents the Holy Ghost) in token of their spiritual office. (See Wedding Finger.) The ring finger represents the humanity of Chr…

Ring Down

Conclude, end at once. A theatrical phrase, alluding to the custom of ringing a bell to give notice for the fall of the curtain. Charles Dickens says, “It is time to ring down on thes…

Ring of Invisibility

(The), which belonged to Otnit, King of Lombardy, given to him by the queen-mother when he went to gain in marriage the soldan's daughter. The stone of the ring had the virtue of directing …