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Doom

(Encyclopedia) Doom or Doomsday: see Judgment Day.

Brewer's: Doom

The crack of doom. The signal for the final judgment. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Doom BookDoolin A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S…

Wigglesworth, Michael

(Encyclopedia) Wigglesworth, Michael, 1631–1705, American clergyman and poet, b. England, grad. Harvard, 1651. His family emigrated to New England in 1638. A devoted minister at Malden, Mass., he…

Brewer's: Doom Book

(dom-boc) is the book of dooms or judgments compiled by King Alfred. (See Domesday Book.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Doom-ringsDoom A B C D E F G…

Brewer's: Doom-rings

or Circles of Judgment. An Icelandic term for circles of stones resembling Stonehenge and Avebury. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Doomsday SedgwickDoom…

Belshazzar

(Encyclopedia) Belshazzar blshz´r, according to the Bible, son of Nebuchadnezzar and last king of Babylon. The Book of Daniel relates that, at his feast, handwriting appeared on the wall. Daniel…

Ptolemy XV

(Encyclopedia) Ptolemy XV (Ptolemy Caesarion), 47–30 &BC;, son of Cleopatra and (almost certainly) Julius Caesar. He became joint ruler with his mother, but played no role in the great and tragic…

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Are the Indiana Jones films historically accurate? by Mark Hughes Related Links   Special Effects Archeology Ancient History World War II The Holocaust…

Cosmic Dust Doomed Dinosaurs?

The earliest fossil animal embryos, dating from the Precambrian era, were found by American, Taiwanese, and Chinese scientists in phosphate deposits in China's Guizhou province. Some of…

Yggdrasill

(Encyclopedia) Yggdrasill g´drsl, yoog´–, in Norse mythology, the great tree of the world. Its branches and roots extended through all the universe—the heavens, the earth, and the underworld. At…