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a coat color in horses, consisting of a gold coat and white mane and tail; Due to their distinct color, palominos stand out in a show ring, and are much sought after as parade horses
a short, scrubby palm that grows in the coastal plain of Florida and other southeastern states. Its fan-shaped leaves have sharp, saw-toothed edges that give the plant its name
the hypothesis that life on Earth originated from microorganisms from outer space
giving equal importance to each of the 12 semitones of the octave
advocate or helper. In Christianity, the term paraclete most commonly refers to the Holy Spirit.
A paracosm is a detailed imaginary world created inside one's mind. This fantasy world may involve humans, animals, and things that exist in reality; or it may also contain entities that are entirely imaginary, alien, and otherwordly
the use of words or phrases to exploit ambiguities and innuendoes in their meaning,usually for humorous effect; a play on words. An example is: "Ben Battle was a soldier bold, And used to war's alarms:But a cannonball took off his legs, So he laid down his arms."
a literary technique, in writing or speaking, that favors short, simple sentences, with the use of coordinating rather than subordinating conjunctions (from Greek for 'act of placing side by side'; from para, 'beside' and tassein, 'to arrange'; contrasted to syntaxis or hypotaxis)
Betting pool in which those who bet on competitors finishing in the first three places share the total amount bet minus a percentage for the management. First introduced in France c. 1870, it soon became one of the most popular methods of betting on horse races internationally.
higher rank in the Ottoman Empire political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries and others. As an honorary title, Pasha, in one of its various ranks, is equivalent to the British title of Lord,
having committed a fault or sin; offending.
to steal or take dishonestly (money, especially public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle.
a woman's light dressing gown or negligee.
a reference tool for maintaining bearing of a vessel at sea. It is a "dumb compass" without a directive element, suitably mounted and provided with vanes to permit observation of relative bearings
a vision of poetic melancholy by John Milton.
a columned porch or open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden
book containing directions for the identification of compound medicines, and published by the authority of a government or a medical or pharmaceutical society.
a small leather box containing Hebrew texts on vellum, worn by Jewish men at morning prayer as a reminder to keep the law.
the "principal seat of the soul", produces melatonin, a serotonin derived hormone, which affects the modulation of sleep patterns in both seasonal and circadian rhythms
a brown to black mineral that consists of massive uraninite, has a distinctive luster, contains radium, and is the chief ore-mineral source of uranium
a metal spike that is driven into a crack or seam in the rock with a hammer, and which acts as an anchor to protect the climber against the consequences of a fal
(of a church mode) containing notes between the dominant and the note an octave higher, having the final in the middle
two-dimensional in quality
of or relating to painting in outdoor daylight : of or relating to a branch of impressionism that attempts to represent outdoor light and air
the quality or state of being full
Ferrets are the domesticated form of European polecats. Texan
a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time