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grinder

Definition: (noun) A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States.
Synonyms:hoagie, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, Cuban sandwich, zep, torpedo, wedge, bomber, hero
Usage:I usually have a salad for lunch, but today I am going to treat myself to a carb-laden, ham-stuffed grinder. Discuss. Play

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Conjugating "Be"

The verb "be" is known as a highly irregular verb due to the huge variation in how it conjugates for tense and person. How many conjugations does "be" have? More... Discuss

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Oracle Bones

Oracle bones—often the shoulder blades of oxen or turtles’ shells—were used for divination during China's Shang dynasty, which dates to the 18th century BCE. They were inscribed with questions, then heated to produce cracks from which answers were somehow derived. A small number of them are inscribed with the answers to their questions and eventual outcomes. The inscriptions are some of the earliest examples of Chinese writing. When they were first discovered, what were they believed to be? More... Discuss

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Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Begins Its Record-Breaking Run (1952)

When The Mousetrap opened in London, Christie, a legendary mystery author, predicted her play would run for just eight months. However, its initial run never ended, and it is now the longest-running play in the world. The murder mystery has been performed more than 24,000 times and is a popular tourist attraction. At the end of each performance, the audience is asked not to reveal the play's notorious twist ending. Who owns the rights to the play, and how did he get them? More... Discuss

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Virgil Thomson (1896)

An influential American music critic and composer, Thomson studied in Paris. There, he met Gertrude Stein, with whom he wrote the operas Four Saints in Three Acts and The Mother of Us All. He also wrote several film scores. As music critic for New York's Herald Tribune, he delivered gracefully written criticism that was respected for its concern with music rather than the performers. What unusual method of composition was Thomson known for reviving? More... Discuss

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We called him Tortoise because he taught us.

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Which of the following is contracted with the word not in negative interrogative sentences?




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n. a large American feline resembling a lion
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St. Catherine's Day

Estonian folklorists believe that the customs associated with Kadripäev, or St. Catherine's Day in Estonia, may date back to pre-Christian times. The holiday is strongly associated with women and their traditional activities, such as herding. People dress up in light-colored clothing, symbolizing winter's snow, and visit their neighbors, singing songs and offering blessings for the family's animals. In return, householders offer them cloth, wool, or food. An old superstition connected with the day forbade such activities as shearing as a means of protecting the sheep. More... Discuss

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get in the last word

To express the final point or opinion in an argument or discussion, especially in a way that decisively or conclusively ends it. More... Discuss