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Topic: cagey
Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:50:14 AM
Definition of cagey


cagier; cagiest


1 :hesitant about committing oneself ·officials are cagey about giving out details



2 a :wary of being trapped or deceived :shrewd ·a cagey consumer


b :marked by cleverness ·a cagey reply
Topic: coltish
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:07:17 AM
Definition of coltish
1
a :  not subjected to discipline
b :  frisky, playful coltish antics
2
:  of, relating to, or resembling a colt coltish legs
coltishly adverb
coltishness noun
Topic: Felice Orsini Attempts to Assassinate French Emperor Napoleon III (1858)
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:29:42 AM
Not to be confused with Felice della Rovere, who married into the Orsini family.





Felice Orsini
Felice Orsini (Italian pronunciation: [feˈliːtʃe orˈsiːni]; 10 December 1819 – 13 March 1858) was an Italian revolutionary and leader of the Carbonari who tried to assassinate Napoleon III, Emperor of the French.
Topic: Japanese Sake
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:28:42 AM
Sake (Japanese: 酒?), also spelled saké (IPA /ˈsɑːkeɪ/ SAH-kay or /ˈsɑːki/ SAH-kee)[1][2] in English, is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Unlike wine, in which alcohol (ethanol) is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in grapes, sake is produced by a brewing process more like that of beer, where the starch is converted into sugars before being converted to alcohol.

The brewing process for sake differs from the process for beer in that, for beer, the conversion from starch to sugar and from sugar to alcohol occurs in two discrete steps. Like other rice wines, when sake is brewed, these conversions occur simultaneously. Furthermore, the alcohol content differs between sake, wine, and beer. Wine generally contains 9%–16% ABV,[3] while most beer contains 3%–9%, and undiluted sake contains 18%–20% (although this is often lowered to about 15% by diluting with water prior to bottling).
Topic: arc-boutant
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:27:35 AM
ARCHIT., CONSTR., gén. au plur. Construction en arc rampant ou en plein cintre dont l'extrémité s'appuie sur un contrefort, et servant à soutenir extérieurement un édifice en empêchant l'écartement des murs. Arcs-boutants d'une église; arc-boutant gothique; contrefort en arc-boutant :
1. Le style gothique (...) n'a pas honte d'entourer son édifice d'arcs-boutants qui lui prêtent appui dans tous les sens, et, si l'œil n'y était fait, lui donneraient l'apparence d'un bâtiment qui menace ruine. Stendhal, Mémoires d'un touriste,t. 1, 1838, p. 61.

2. Ayant un immense édifice à construire, je partirai du même principe; mais comme les moyens dont je dispose sont, relativement à la dimension, très faibles, ce ne sera pas par des dépressions et de légères inclinaisons de piles que je pourrai empêcher l'écartement des constructions, ce sera par des arcs-boutants, par des contre-forts, par un système d'étayement extérieur. Viollet-le-Duc, Entretiens sur l'archit.,t. 1, 1863, p. 457.

3. Bien des églises gothiques sont admirables de face qui, vues de côté, présentent un barbare enchevêtrement de lignes. Un Grec de la grande époque n'eût pas compris la splendeur des arcs-boutants de Notre-Dame et n'y eût vu sans doute qu'un assez pauvre expédient destiné à sauver un édifice malade. Green, Journal,1935-39, p. 194.
Topic: Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (1900)
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:44:09 AM
Zelda Fitzgerald (née Sayre; July 24, 1900 – March 10, 1948) was an American socialite and novelist, and the wife of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose life she ruined.

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, she was noted for her beauty and high spirits, and was dubbed by her husband as "the first American Flapper". She and Scott became the emblem of the Jazz Age, for which they are still celebrated. The immediate success of Scott's first novel This Side of Paradise (1920) brought them into contact with high society, but their marriage was plagued by wild drinking, infidelity and bitter recriminations. Ernest Hemingway, whom Zelda disliked, blamed her for Scott's declining literary output, though she has also been portrayed as the victim of an overbearing husband. After being diagnosed with schizophrenia, she was increasingly confined to specialist clinics, and the couple were living apart when Scott died suddenly in 1940. Zelda died later in a fire at her hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.
Topic: Hiram Bingham III Locates Machu Picchu (1911)
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:43:39 AM
Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham III, (November 19, 1875 – June 6, 1956) was an academic, explorer, treasure hunter and politician from the United States. He made public the existence of the Quechua citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers. Later, Bingham served as a member of the United States Senate.
Topic: Hiram Bingham III Locates Machu Picchu (1911)
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:43:38 AM
Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham III, (November 19, 1875 – June 6, 1956) was an academic, explorer, treasure hunter and politician from the United States. He made public the existence of the Quechua citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers. Later, Bingham served as a member of the United States Senate.
Topic: The Philosopher's Stone
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:41:43 AM
The philosopher's stone, or stone of the philosophers (Latin: lapis philosophorum) is a legendary alchemical substance capable of turning base metals such as mercury into gold (chrysopoeia, from the Greek χρυσός khrusos, "gold," and ποιεῖν poiēin, "to make") or silver. It is also able to extend one's life and called the elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and for achieving immortality; for many centuries, it was the most sought-after goal in alchemy. The philosopher's stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. Efforts to discover the philosopher's stone were known as the Magnum Opus ("Great Work"
Topic: skinflint
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:40:49 AM
imple Definition of skinflint
: a person who hates to spend money

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