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the former name of Almaty

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    a school, college, or university at which one has studied and, usually, from which one has graduated. the official anthem of a school, college, or university. Contemporary Examples An earlier poll, from her alma mater Fairleigh Dickinson, had her down 17 points. Christine at the ‘Frat House’ Rebecca Dana October 12, 2010 For the first […]

  • Alma-tadema

    Sir Lawrence, 1836–1912, English painter, born in the Netherlands. Historical Examples They needed no scenery by Alma-Tadema to make them think themselves in Rome. The Theory of the Theatre Clayton Hamilton The kind of bench which Alma-Tadema usually fills with diaphanous maidens. The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath Then, Mr. Alma-Tadema, he has not […]

  • Almada

    noun a town in S central Portugal, on the S bank of the Tagus estuary opposite Lisbon: statue of Christ 110 m (360 ft) high, erected 1959. Pop: 160 826 (2001) Historical Examples Sousa de Maceda mentions almada as the preserver of the archbishop. The History of the Revolutions of Portugal Abb Vertot Where, cried […]

  • Almaden

    a town in Spain: mercury mines. Historical Examples In 1806, two Idria furnaces were put up at almaden, but the engineers are not favorably impressed with them. Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881 Various At Idria and almaden the sulphurets are extremely rich in mercury. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew […]

  • Almagest

    (italics) a Greek work on astronomy by Ptolemy. (lowercase) any of various medieval works of a like kind, as on astrology or alchemy. Historical Examples The first Arabic translation of the Almagest was made Arab astronomers. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various Tables of mean motions of the Sun are given in […]

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