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Court Circular

Brief paragraphs supplied to certain daily papers by an officer (the Court Newsman) specially appointed for the purpose. He announces the movements of the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, an…

Blue Ruin

Gin. Called blue from its tint, and ruin from its effects. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Blue SquadronBlue Ribbon A B C D E F G H I J K L M N …

Rack and Ruin

Utter destitution. Here “rack” is a variety of wrack and wreck. “The worst of all University snobs are those unfortunates who go to rack and ruin from their desire to ape …

Sara Teasedale: Ruins of Paestum

Ruins of PaestumOn lowlands where the temples lie The marsh-grass mingles with the flowers, Only the little songs of birds Link the unbroken hours.So in the end, above my heart Once l…

Geometry: Cylinders and Cones

Cylinders and ConesGeometryThe Next Dimension: Surfaces and SolidsPrismsPyramidsCylinders and ConesPolyhedraSpheresPlatonic Solids
 
 In the definition of a prism, the bases were force…

Clipperton Island

Blue Lagoon and Pirate's Lair Where Is It? A French island located in the Pacific about 700 miles southwest of A…

The Congress of Women

by Mrs. Mary T. W. Curwen Women in Modern ItalyAdvantages and Dangers of OrganizationThe Wife of Blennerhassett Mrs. Mary Thew Wright Curwen was born in Cincinnati, O. Her father, Hon. Natha…

Cinder Cones

Cinder cones are the simplest type of volcano. They are built from particles and blobs of congealed lava ejected from a single vent. As the gas-charged lava is blown violently into the air, i…

Fantastic Fablesby Ambrose Bierce

The Nightside of Character The Circular Clew The Faithful Cashier THE Cashier of a bank having defaulted was asked by the Directors what he had done with the money taken. "I am grea…