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Wieland

(2 syl.). The famous smith of Scandinavian fable. He and Amilias had a contest of skill in their handicraft. Wieland's sword cleft his rival down to the…

The Ventriloquist's Tale

Author:Pauline MelvillePublisher:Bloomsbury Publishingn Rare is the voice that can conjure forth an entire world. With the title metaphor of ventriloquism guiding this exquisite exploration in…

Geometry: Transformations

TransformationsGeometryTransformationsIsometriesDilationsSymmetry
 
 There is very little in our world that is static. Living things like to move. I remember thinking how great it woul…

Tale

(1 syl.). A tally; a reckoning. In Exod. v. we have tale of bricks. A measure by number, not by weight. An old wife's tale. Any maryellous legendary story. To tell tales out of school. To …

Tales

(2 syl.). Persons in the court from whom the sheriff or his clerk makes selections to supply the place of jurors who have been empanelled, but are not in attendance. It is the first word of…

American Folklore

Tall tales, folklorists, art, and more Discover the fun stories of American folklore, from tall tales to literary classics. Musical legends, key terms, and artists movements are also includ…

American Psycho

Director:Mary HarronWriters:Mary Harron and Guinevere TurnerLions Gate Films; R; 104 minutesRelease:4/00Cast:Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Chlöe Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon American Psycho…

American Outlaws

Director:Les MayfieldWriters:Roderick Taylor and John RogersWarner Bros.; PG-13; 105 minutesRelease:8/01Cast:Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter Back in their day, rebel gunman Jesse James a…

American Peculiarities

American States The Americans are rich in nicknames. Every state has, or has had, its sobriquet. The people of. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894American Stat…

American States

The eight states which retain the Indian names of the chief rivers, as: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and…