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Staines

(Encyclopedia) Staines, city (1991 pop. 12,886), Surrey, SE England, on the Thames River. On the edge of Greater London, Staines is residential. There is some industry, such as the…

human

(Encyclopedia) human: see anthropology ; human evolution ; race .

humanism

(Encyclopedia) humanism, philosophical and literary movement in which man and his capabilities are the central concern. The term was originally restricted to a point of view prevalent…

Gram's stain

(Encyclopedia) Gram's stain, laboratory staining technique that distinguishes between two groups of bacteria by the identification of differences in the structure of their cell…

stained glass

(Encyclopedia) stained glass, in general, windows made of colored glass. To a large extent, the name is a misnomer, for staining is only one of the methods of coloring employed, and the…

Theodosia Garrison: Stains

StainsTheodosia GarrisonThe three ghosts on the lonesome road Spake each to one another, "Whence came that stain about your mouth No lifted hand may cover?" "From eating of forbidden fruit…

Brewer's: Stain

A contraction of distam. (Latin, dis-tingere, to discolour.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Stalking-horseStagirite A B C D E F G H I J K L M N…

human rights

(Encyclopedia) human rights, universal rights held to belong to individuals by virtue of their being human, encompassing civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights and…

Habitat for Humanity

(Encyclopedia) Habitat for Humanity, nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization that enables low-income people to own affordable, livable housing. Headquartered in Americus, Ga., it…