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ninepin

Definition: (noun) A wooden pin used in the game of ninepins.
Synonyms:skittle
Usage:He threw the ball so hard that it knocked the ninepin into the neighbor's yard. Discuss.

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Reflexive Verbs

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USS Spiegel Grove

The USS Spiegel Grove was a US Navy dock landing ship that was slated to be intentionally sunk off the coast of Florida to create an artificial reef. On May 17, 2002, the Spiegel Grove sank prematurely and ended up upside down on the sea bottom—a position that was corrected in 2005 when Hurricane Dennis forced the ship right-side up. After the ship was sunk, the site was opened to recreational divers, drawing thousands of visitors. How many divers have died exploring the wreck? More... Discuss

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The Arab League Is Founded (1945)

The League of Arab States was formed in 1945 to give unified political expression to Arab nations and to foster the regional economy. It originally consisted of seven member states and has since grown to include 22. Member states collaborate on cultural, economic, and social programs and have agreed to coordinate military defense measures. They also use the league as a forum for mediating disputes. Where is the Arab League's headquarters located? More... Discuss

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Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599)

Apprenticed to a Flemish painter at age 10, van Dyck soon came under the influence of master painter Peter Paul Rubens. In 1632, he was invited by Charles I to England, where he was made court painter and knighted. Overwhelmed with commissions, van Dyck employed a team of assistants to help complete his portraits, many of which can be seen in the Louvre, the Museo del Prado, and Buckingham Palace. His works influenced generations of portraitists. What king employed van Dyck before Charles I did? More... Discuss

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In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) Discuss

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Which of the following sentences uses the “middle” voice?




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n. The condition of being vacant or unoccupied
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World Day for Water

In 1992 the United Nations declared March 22 World Day for Water. Programs associated with the day draw attention to the ways in which proper water resource management contributes to a nation's economic and social vitality. More... Discuss

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have (someone's) number on it

To be considered the agent or instrument of one's fate, especially leading to death. More... Discuss