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Topic: alarm bell
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:28:08 AM

Idiom of the Day
alarm bell — A sudden warning or intimation of danger, risk, or ill fortune. (Often pluralized.)
Topic: Mount Hagen Cultural Show
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:26:22 AM
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Mount Hagen Cultural Show
This gathering in Papua New Guinea, known as a sing-sing, provides an opportunity for outsiders to experience the ceremonial drumming, dancing, and other displays of tribal culture of hundreds of Western Highland clans. Performers wear their traditional tribal garb, often with body paint and an elaborate headdress made of feathers. The annual Mount Hagen show, staged more for tourists than for the locals, includes a competition that encourages decorative costumes and wild dancing to the accompaniment of nonstop drumming.
Topic: The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:23:47 AM

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The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Topic: Meriwether Lewis (1774)
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:22:53 AM
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Meriwether Lewis (1774)
After serving as a captain in the US army, Lewis became secretary to President Thomas Jefferson. When Congress approved a plan to find a land route to the Pacific Ocean, Jefferson selected his trusted associate, along with William Clark, to head the expedition. In 1807, Lewis was made governor of the Louisiana Territory. His sudden death—either by murder or suicide—in 1809, while on his way to Washington, DC, is still the subject of controversy.
Topic: Meriwether Lewis (1774)
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:22:52 AM
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Meriwether Lewis (1774)
After serving as a captain in the US army, Lewis became secretary to President Thomas Jefferson. When Congress approved a plan to find a land route to the Pacific Ocean, Jefferson selected his trusted associate, along with William Clark, to head the expedition. In 1807, Lewis was made governor of the Louisiana Territory. His sudden death—either by murder or suicide—in 1809, while on his way to Washington, DC, is still the subject of controversy.
Topic: The Lost Colony: The Colony of Roanoke Is Found Deserted (1590)
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:21:49 AM
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The Lost Colony: The Colony of Roanoke Is Found Deserted (1590)
Located off what is now the North Carolina coast, Roanoke Island was the site of the first English settlement in North America. Its original colonists, sent by Walter Raleigh, arrived in 1585 but stayed only a year. A second group led by John White arrived in 1587. Shortly thereafter, White returned to England for supplies. When he finally returned to the island, he found that all of the colonists had vanished. Their fate is still unknown.
Topic: Sacraments
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:20:59 AM

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Sacraments
A sacrament is a religious symbol or rite that is believed to transfer spiritual power to the participant. Today, sacraments are primarily associated with Christianity, which holds that they consist of visible signs of invisible grace and derive from practices instituted by Jesus. Christian churches, however, are divided with regard to the number and operation of sacraments. In most Protestant churches, only baptism and communion are recognized.
Topic: harum-scarum
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:17:30 AM
Word of the Day
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harum-scarum
Definition: (adjective) Cheerfully irresponsible.
Synonyms: devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, slaphappy, freewheeling, carefree
Usage: I was a harum-scarum, reckless lad, and he had had an education, and was already marked for the sword-belt.
Topic: Defining Conjunctive Adverbs of Purpose
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:16:46 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
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Defining Conjunctive Adverbs of Purpose
Adverbs of purpose tell us why something happens or is the case. We often use conjunctive adverbs to indicate a relationship of reason or purpose between two independent clauses.
Topic: Defining Conjunctive Adverbs of Purpose
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:16:46 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
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Defining Conjunctive Adverbs of Purpose
Adverbs of purpose tell us why something happens or is the case. We often use conjunctive adverbs to indicate a relationship of reason or purpose between two independent clauses.

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