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  • The story is related with various fabulous accompaniments.

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  • I mean, if a fabulous body like mine can't get you going, maybe....

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  • And these lists of fabulous Bodhisats have now a distinct historical importance.

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  • The Zapotecs, who call the creature Talachini, and other tribes of Mexico have endowed it with fabulous properties and fear it more than the most poisonous snakes.

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  • Both maps abound in miniature pictures of towns, animals, fabulous beings and other subjects.

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  • Various fabulous properties were attributed to the animal, whatever it was, by the ancients, that of extraordinary powers of vision, including ability to see through opaque substances, being one; whence the epithet lynx-eyed," which has survived to the present day.

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  • In August I121 al-Aflal was assassinated in a street of Cairo, it is said, with the connivance of the caliph, who immediately began the plunder of his house, where fabulous treasures were said to be amassed.

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  • Mtvciravpos, from Mivws, and Taupos, bull), in Greek mythology, a fabulous Cretan monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull.

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  • ALCINOUS (ALKINOOs), in ancient Greek legend, king of the fabulous Phaeacians, in the island of Scheria, was the son of Nausithous and grandson of Poseidon.

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  • Search engines have done a fabulous job tackling this problem, even given the vast, vast, amounts of information added to the Internet every day.

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  • This speaks to the fabulous wealth of this country and how our expectation of material possessions has risen so fast that we have redefined poverty to include what once were deemed luxury items.

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  • The Greek theory, which relegates Zoroaster to the mists of antiquity, or even to the perioc of the fabulous Ninus and Semiramis, is equally valueless Even the statement that he came from the north-west of Medif (the later Atropatene), and his mother from Rai (Rhagae) in eastern Media, must be considered as problematic in the extreme Our only trustworthy information is to be gleaned from his OWl testimony and from the history of his religion.

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  • His Atland (or Atlantika) appeared in four folio volumes, in Latin and Swedish, in 1675-1698; it was an attempt to summon all the authority of the past, all the sages of Greece and the bards of Iceland, to prove the inherent and indisputable greatness of the Swedish nation, in which the fabulous Atlantis had been at last discovered.

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  • The Arabic historians are largely occupied with fabulous matter as to Mecca before Islam; for these legends the reader may refer to C. de Perceval's Essai.

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  • PRESTER JOHN, a fabulous medieval Christian monarch of Asia.

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  • In the i i th century Simeon Seth, protovestiarius at the Byzantine court, translated the fabulous history from the Persian back into Greek.

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  • The number of relics increased to a fabulous extent during the middle ages.

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  • In works of art she is represented either enthroned beside him, or driving with him in a chariot drawn by sea-horses or other fabulous creatures of the deep, and attended by Tritons and Nereids.

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  • EPIMENIDES, poet and prophet of Crete, lived in the 6th century B.C. Many fabulous stories are told of him, and even his existence is doubted.

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  • EPIMENIDES, poet and prophet of Crete, lived in the 6th century B.C. Many fabulous stories are told of him, and even his existence is doubted.

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  • Christendom would welcome gladly the intelligence of a counterpoise arising so unexpectedly to the Mahommedan power; while the statements of the letter itself combined a reference to and corroboration of all the romantic figments concerning Asia which already fed the curiosity of Europe, which figured in the world-maps, and filled that fabulous history of Alexander which for nearly a thousand years supplanted the real history of the Macedonian throughout Europe and western Asia.

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  • Another tradition makes him a giant of the sea, ruler of the fabulous Aegaea in Euboea, an enemy of Poseidon and the inventor of warships (Schol.

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  • Moreover, that grain unsown grows there abundantly [fruges ibi non seminatas abundare] ' is not a fabulous fancy, but is based on trustworthy accounts of the Danes."

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  • 13-96), for tables of which the Romans gave fabulous prices.

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  • On the whole, the transaction, though it is too well vouched for to allow us to dismiss it as entirely fabulous, cannot take its place among the undoubted facts of history.

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  • Varro was not surpassed in the compass of his writings by any ancient, not even by any one of the later Greek philosophers, to some of whom tradition ascribes a fabulous number of separate works.

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  • Moreover, that grain unsown grows there abundantly [fruges ibi non seminatas abundare] ' is not a fabulous fancy, but is based on trustworthy accounts of the Danes."

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  • This no doubt is fabulous, but it is hard to say how early communication with Gangetic India began.

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  • The origin and early history of the Parthian kingdom, of which we possess only very scanty information, is surrounded by fabulous legends, narrated by Arrian in his Parthica (preserved in Photius, cod.

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  • The tale of royal treachery in his capture is popular; the best authorities for it seem to be the synoptic versions of a ballad and of the fabulous chronicler, Pitscottie.

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  • 32), one of the generals of Sardanapalus, king of Assyria and founder of the Median empire about 830 B.C. But Ctesias's whole history of the Assyrian and Median empires is absolutely fabulous; his Arbaces and his successors are not historical personages.

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  • Crocodile stories, not all fabulous, are plentiful, and begin with one of the oldest writings in the world, the book of Job.

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  • The gate Electra at Thebes and the fabulous island Electris were said to have been called after her (Apollodorus iii.

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  • ROC, or more correctly RUxx, a fabulous bird of enormous size which carries off elephants to feed its young.

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  • This is in three books and deals with Frankish history from the fabulous reign of Pharamond, king of the Franks, to A.D.

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  • As the newer school did not venture so far as to claim as Bodhisats the disciples stated in the older books to have been the contemporaries of Gotama (they being precisely the persons known as Arahats), they attempted to give the appearance of age to the Bodhisat theory by representing the Buddha as being surrounded, not only by his human companions the Arahats, but also by fabulous beings, whom they represented as the Bodhisats existing at that time.

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  • Their gambols and apparent relish for human society have attracted the attention of mariners in all ages, and have probably given rise to the many fabulous stories told of dolphins.

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  • In winter, the local mulled, spiced wines warm you when you have a little chill, and they are fabulous.

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  • "the gilded one"), a name applied, first, to the king or chief priest of a South American tribe who was said to cover himself with gold dust at a yearly religious festival held near Santa Fe de Bogota; next, to a legendary city called Manoa or Omoa; and lastly, to a mythical country in which gold and precious stones were found in fabulous abundance.

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  • 47, on the fabulous Armenian account of these wars), and despatched his armies against Roman Mesopotamia.

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  • Adamnan wrote a Life of St Columba, which, though abounding in fabulous matter, is of great interest and value.

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  • His brother and Augustus, after fighting with great distinction against the Turks both by land and sea (Prince Eugene decorated him with a sword of honour for his valour at the siege of Belgrade), had returned home to marry Sophia Sieniawska, whose fabulous dowry won for her husband the sobriquet of "the Family Croesus."

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  • The ceremony of hoisting a flag and taking possession of the country in the name of the government of the Netherlands was actually performed, but the description of the wildness of the country, and of the fabulous giants by which Tasman's sailors believed it to be inhabited, deterred the Dutch from occupying the island, and by the international principle of " non-user " it passed from their hands.

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  • He then (according to his highly fabulous narrative) visited the territory of Issachar, in the mountains of Media and Persia; he also describes the abodes of Zabulon, on the "other side" of the Paran Mountains, extending to Armenia and the Euphrates; of Reuben, on another side of the same mountains; of Ephraim and Half Manasseh, in Arabia, not far from Mecca; and of Simeon and the other Half of Manasseh, in Chorazin, six months' journey from Jerusalem.

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  • Graziano's offers both a take-out menu and a sit-down menu, with an appetizer list that includes a delicious antipasto and fabulous homemade soup.

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  • The last years of his life were spent in comparative poverty and isolation, as even the Esterhazy-Forchtenstein estates were unequal to the burden of supporting his fabulous extravagance and had to be placed in the hands of curators.

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  • The last years of his life were spent in comparative poverty and isolation, as even the Esterhazy-Forchtenstein estates were unequal to the burden of supporting his fabulous extravagance and had to be placed in the hands of curators.

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  • How much of this is fabulous there seems no means at present of determining, but some of the statements are made by veracious travellers - D'Orbigny and Tschudi.

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  • With this mention Prester John ceases to have any pretension to historical existence in Asia (for we need not turn aside to Mandeville's fabulous revival of old stories or to the barefaced fictions of his contemporary, John of Hese, which bring in the old tales of the miraculous body of St Thomas), and his connexion with that quarter of the world gradually died out of the memory of Europe.(fn 3) When next we begin to hear his name it is as an African, not as an Asiatic prince; and the personage so styled is in fact the Christian king of Abyssinia.

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  • When adjacent burial areas belonged to members of the same Christian confraternity, or by gift or purchase fell into the same hands, communications were opened between the respective cemeteries, which thus spread laterally, and gradually acquired that enormous extent which, " even when their fabulous dimensions are reduced to their right measure, form an immense work."' This could only be executed by a large and powerful Christian community unimpeded by legal enactments or police regulations, " a living witness of its immense development corresponding to the importance of the capital."

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  • They also contain much that is admittedly fabulous: for instance, the stories of Cyrus and Croesus, the conquest of Babylon, &c. Forty years later (c. 390 B.C.), the physician Ctesias of Cnidus, who for 17 years (414398 B.C.) remained in the service of the Great King, composed a great work on the Persian history, known to us from an extract in Photius and numerous fragments.

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  • A fortnight later Charles quitted Warsaw, to seek the elector; on the 2nd of July routed the combined Poles and Saxons at Klissow; and three weeks later, captured the fortress of Cracow by an act of almost fabulous audacity.

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  • In this connexion Yaqui tells a curious story of the opening of one of the tombs by the caliph, which in spite of fabulous incidents, recalling the legend of Roderic the Goth, shows some traces of local knowledge.

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  • Zoilus appears to have been at one time a follower of Isocrates, but subsequently a pupil of Polycrates, whom he heard at Athens, where he was a teacher of rhetoric. Zoilus was chiefly known for the acerbity of his attacks on Homer (which gained him the name of Homeromastix, "scourge of Homer"), chiefly directed against the fabulous element in the Homeric poems. Zoilus also wrote against Isocrates and Plato, who had attacked the style of Lysias of which he approved.

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  • In 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon (c. 1 4 60-1521), who had been with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage and had later been governor of Porto Rico, obtained a royal grant authorizing him to discover and settle " Bimini," - a fabulous island believed to contain a marvellous fountain or spring whose waters would restore to old men their youth or at least had wonderful curative powers.

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  • The 13th section, or Spend Nask, which was mainly consecrated to the description of his life, has perished; while the biographies founded upon it in the 7th book of the Dinkard (9th century A.D.), the Shah-Nama, and the Zardusht-Nama (13th century), are thoroughly legendary - full of wonders, fabulous histories and miraculous deliverances.

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  • Camoens, in the Lusiad, if we may here group Portugal with Spain, was the first modern poet to compose an epic on a purely modern theme, vying with Virgil, but not bending to pedantic rules, and breathing the spirit of the age of heroic adventures and almost fabulous discoveries into his melodious numbers.

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  • Where he detects or suspects the insertion of fabulous matter he has no scruple in saying so.

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  • In 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon (c. 1 4 60-1521), who had been with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage and had later been governor of Porto Rico, obtained a royal grant authorizing him to discover and settle " Bimini," - a fabulous island believed to contain a marvellous fountain or spring whose waters would restore to old men their youth or at least had wonderful curative powers.

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  • The years from 1195 to 1203 have been filled up with fabulous stories of missions to the Moors; but Dominic stayed at Osma, preaching much in the cathedral, until 1203, when he accompanied the bishop on an embassy in behalf of the king of Castile to "The Marches."

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  • Parker, " the catacombs were never intended, nor fit for, dwelling-places, and the stories of persons living in them for months are probably fabulous.

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  • The security which he thereby gained gave him the opportunity to indulge his taste for costly buildings, parks and other luxuries, of which the chroniclers give accounts bordering on the fabulous.

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  • Lars Johansson (1642-1674), who called himself "Lucidor the Unfortunate," has been the subject of a whole tissue of romance, most of which is fabulous.

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  • Arbaces is then followed by a long list of Median kings all of them fabulous.

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  • Acasta sulcata, Lamk., in the scientific study of zoology had replaced the fabulous tales of medieval writers, it was a long time before the true affinities of the barnacles were appreciated, and they were at first classed with the Mollusca, some of which they closely resemble in external appearance.

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  • For Alfred himself we have also Assers biography and the Annals of St Neols, a very imaginative compilation, while most of the stories which have made Alfreds name a household word are fabulous.

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  • To the north also belong the sagas of Gretti the Strong (Ioio-1031), the life and death of the most famous of Icelandic outlaws, the real story of whose career is mixed up with the mythical adventures of Beowulf, here put down to Gretti, and with late romantic episodes and fabulous folk-tales (Dr Vigfusson would ascribe the best parts of this saga to Sturla; its last editor, whose additions would be better away, must have touched it up about 1300), and the stories of the Ljosvetningasaga (1009-1060).

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  • Wace's second work, the Roman de Rou, written between 1160 and 1174, has a less fabulous character than the Brut, being a chronicle of the Norman dukes from Rollo to Robert Curthose.

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  • cboivt), a fabulous sacred bird of the Egyptians.

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  • When she was three-and-twenty, she inherited practically the whole of the immense wealth of her grandfather Thomas Coutts (approaching two millions sterling, a fabulous sum in those days), by the will of the duchess of St Albans, who, as the actress Henrietta Mellon, had been his second wife and had been left it on his death in 1821.

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  • All kinds of produce brought fabulous prices, and were exported to Victoria in such quantities that the exports rose from a value of £665,7 9 0 in 1851 to £1,509,883 in 1852, and £1,156,316 in 1853, while the population diminished in almost equal ratio.

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  • I mean, if a fabulous body like mine can't get you going, maybe....

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  • Despite not having a major record deal, the album is receiving fabulous reviews and regular radio airplay.

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  • These patterns form a hypnotic backdrop to the slow haunting melody - fabulous stuff.

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  • bamboo thickets below Machu Picchu are home to the fabulous Inca Wren (an endemic first described in 1985 ).

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  • Imola is a fabulous little city smack bang in the heart of the Italian Region of Emilia Romagna.

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  • This fabulous 1960s bangle is made from seven lemon yellow celluloid disks strung together.

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  • This is a fabulous chunky vintage bangle in celluloid, dating to circa 1964.

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  • Stuart Excel made two fabulous barn owl boxes, which were put up by the Broxton barn owl boxes, which were put up by the Broxton Barn owl group, earlier this year.

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  • The owners of Mulberry Cottage also run a fabulous bed-and-breakfast - Tylers Barn - where the breakfasts are legendary.

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  • bestiaryan>medieval bestiaries, exotic creatures had fabulous legends attached to them, which gave them a theological symbolism.

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  • Come and kiss the blarney, discover ancient relics, stunning countryside, fabulous people and great pubs!

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  • A fabulous padded plunge bikini bra perfectly molded to the body, boasting a built in gel boost padding for an extra enhanced cleavage.

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  • He continued to use fabulous cashmeres, leathers and other unique high quality raw materials to add a little extra to his design skills.

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  • Or you may prefer to do nothing but lean back admire the fabulous ornate ceiling!

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  • This fabulous 1960s bangle is made from white celluloid with large black polka dots.

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  • After much deliberation we decided to start off with a platter of fabulous Spanish charcuterie.

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  • This fabulous clutch box bag is made of blond wood with gold tone metal clasp.

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  • Girls just love their funky fashionable clothes, their fabulous shoes and cool lifestyle.

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  • As already advertised, from 17th June until September the fabulous green feathers will be donned by Olivier award winning comedian MARK LITTLE.

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  • We cooked so many fabulous dishes, from duck confit and chicken salad to poussin, which we stuffed and twisted into perfect pyramids.

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  • W alking: Visitors can bring their own dogs and the lovely surrounding countryside is fabulous for both walking with dogs and riding.

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  • Creamy Spinach & Stilton Soup Stilton gives this deliciously creamy Spinach & Stilton Soup Stilton gives this deliciously creamy soup a fabulous flavor.

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  • A media darling just a few months ago - remember reading about his fabulous wardrobe?

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  • Tapered belt with concealed hook fastening and fabulous shiny goldtone metal deco teardrop shape on the front.

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  • A stone's throw away is a fabulous deli for your treats at home.

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  • One of the best double-ended dildos on the market, now in a fabulous vibrating version!

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  • Books and gifts exquisite books and gifts for fabulous prices.

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  • fabulous to have her.

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  • Your favors or confetti cones will look absolutely fabulous in this basket.

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  • Just 27 years old, Nicole is a truly fabulous looking young lady.

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  • It's the home of the vast majority of my friends, and one utterly fabulous woman.

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  • The bar is equally fabulous and filled with impossibly cool people being fabulous amid the furnishings.

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  • At this point I had taken my rather fabulous shoes off to assist my dancing like a tosser.

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  • Reefs comprise both hard and soft corals and a simply fabulous collection of creatures, weird and wonderful.

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  • And ideas are what makes the Guillemots so fabulous.

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  • fabulous prizes.

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  • fabulous scenery.

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  • fabulous beaches or take a diving lesson.

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  • fabulous view to the mountains.

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  • fabulous fish recipes the whole family will enjoy.

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  • fabulous coastline!

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  • The pastel colors look fabulous in a garden setting.

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  • They believed, if readers adopted this philosophy, they would feel as fabulous as the people in the ads.

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  • However, playing it today, it sounds fabulous.

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  • Red Bird Publishing We make fabulous, unique, well-priced, special-effects books for kids.

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  • It stands at the edge of Hampstead Heath in North London and has fabulous landscaped gardens.

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  • A few people have told me about this occurring but other than that it seems fabulous!

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  • Use in conjunction with purifying facial Cream Cleanser or Fabulous Face Cleanser.

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  • The Priest House Free entry for YAC members to this museum in a fabulous timber-framed farmhouse!

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  • The mammalian fauna was truly fabulous, to put it mildly.

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  • fifty1979, ABC made two mistakes: Laverne & Shirley moved out of the fabulous Fifties and into the Swinging Sixties.

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  • The grand finale will end with a fabulous firework display over the lake.

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  • In the summer the forest is alive with nesting migrants such as the fabulous Paradise flycatcher, the Indian pitta and parakeets.

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  • Love fabulous food but lack the time or skill to prepare restaurant quality food at home?

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  • fudge which was made on board was fabulous.

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  • girlfriend called Hanni, who also takes some frankly fabulous photographs and is always there for me.

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  • Are we perish the thought missing out on some fabulous opportunity, or a promotional giveaway?

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  • gobbled the sweets, you get to keep this fabulous jar.

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  • gobbled the sweets, you get to keep this fabulous jar.

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  • grand finale will end with a fabulous firework display over the lake.

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  • A blissful disco reggae groove in the simply deliriously fabulous ' Could You Be Loved ' .

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  • grotesque monsters, deformed men or fabulous animals.

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  • And there's a rather fabulous recipe for making your own green gunk!

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  • handmade with love in Bath, this fabulous bar of Belgian chocolate announces in no uncertain terms just how devoted you are.

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  • The Living Room in York boasts fabulous views across the river Ouse and has become a favorite neighborhood hangout in the city center.

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  • Not so for DJ Sam Seed, who played his set of fabulous full-on funky hip-hop under a barrage of some stunningly gormless heckling.

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  • honeymoon destinations in fabulous Hawaii, ultimate romance & luxury.

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  • O fabulous day lets say hooray " He chortled in his joy.

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  • Ancient olive trees, fabulous warm hospitality - Italy has it all!

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  • That evening the driver took us to some natural hot springs which were fabulous.

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  • housemate with most votes wins a fabulous cash prize!

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  • Each of the 446 pages contain fabulous illustrations from marine photographers.

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  • Restaurant vouchers are the perfect solution as everyone enjoys the indulgence of fabulous food and fine wines in attractive surroundings.

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  • Try the wooden sailing ketch from Cala Gonone to the fabulous sea caves and beaches nearby.

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  • From the hall, oak stairs lead up to the galleried landing from which there are fabulous views over the countryside.

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  • This fabulous 1960s bangle is made from semi-opaque sherbet lemon yellow Lucite with an opaque white inside.

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  • We hit lucky with a party of Spectacled greenbuls and a little later on fabulous views of Greater bamboo lemurs at very close range.

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  • They have the most fabulous homes for rent durin term temporary lodging for this event.

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  • Read on to find out how... using the Right Make-Up Using the right mascara is the first step toward having fabulous lashes.

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  • moody atmosphere, a fabulous guitar solo - a terrific number.

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  • The bride's mother, Angela, wore a fabulous lavender outfit complete with matching hat.

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  • Olive magazine - Fabulous five Buffalo soldiers September 2004 If cow's milk mozzarella is cotton, the buffalo variety is pure silk.

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  • om Tra vis with Bakers Fabulous Boys backing him.

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  • There is a famous oratorio by William Walton which is a fabulous piece of music.

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  • I nearly forgot, the whole thing was topped with a juicy native oyster, fabulous!

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  • A fabulous padded plunge bikini bra perfectly molded to the body, boasting a built in gel boost padding for an extra enhanced cleavage.

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  • The hotel has its own fabulous 18 hole parkland golf course for the exclusive use of hotel guests.

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  • pastel colors look fabulous in a garden setting.

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  • This makes me Absolutely certain that the fabulous pair will make a patsy out of the Russians and use Absolute in future.

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  • perfectly petite at just 5ft 3ins tall, she measures a fabulous 34C 24 34 making her a dress size 10.

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  • They believed, if readers adopted this philosophy, they would feel as fabulous as the people in the ads.

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  • pizza dough, which has fabulous results.

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  • The fabulous, crystal clear, swimming pool is perfect for the whole family.

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  • Specialists in Peking and Cantonese cuisine - their aromatic crispy duck is fabulous, as is their sesame prawn toast.

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  • I was so thrilled to win the qualifier, as the standard of veterans was fabulous and we can't wait to go to Olympia.

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  • Why not try our fabulous homemade quiche or check out the daily special?

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  • reggae groove in the simply deliriously fabulous ' Could You Be Loved ' .

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  • relax on the fabulous beaches or take a diving lesson.

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  • The keyboards on this track are fabulous - a hypnotic sweeping melody reminiscent of fairgrounds.

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  • Sat 5th Homecooking 1am close The fabulous fury freak show returns with a monthly residency at the Cumberland Arms.

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  • In addition, talented local pianist Christopher Langdown will be performing the fabulous rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin.

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  • Already, there are tales of fabulous riches to be made and millions made by those who are just working from home.

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  • Hence all the fancy projections of fabulous economic returns are quite frankly risible.

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  • The appearance, using Paul's fabulous mature Brazilian rosewood, is absolutely stunning!

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  • Despite a fabulous performance from Portman, the love story leaves the viewer feeling shortchanged.

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  • COACH HOUSE: 4 bedrooms sleeps 8 This fabulous conversion sleeps 8+ in an unusual and exciting configuration.

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  • slew of fabulous unreleased material.

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  • Delicious new products in spar... Friday 26th August 2005 We have some fabulous new SPAR branded products being launched in stores near you!

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  • Delicious new products in spar... Friday 26th August 2005 We have some fabulous new SPAR branded products being launched in stores near you!

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  • The scenery was also effective and well managed, linking with fabulous costumes to produce a glittering spectacle.

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  • Win a £ 1000 shopping spree on Office shoes Do you fancy having fabulous feet?

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  • squiggles on paper, and some are fabulous, witty, thought-provoking, incredibly popular.

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  • Some are dull, repetitive squiggles on paper, and some are fabulous, witty, thought-provoking, incredibly popular.

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  • Available only in the fabulous rainbow stripe pictured here.

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  • Accommodation in self cat ering studio apartments, all with terraces and fabulous views of the mountains.

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  • top stylists from all over the world will create fabulous styles in minutes.

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  • The shops are full of fabulous halterneck swimsuits and bikinis, as well as tankinis and sarongs.

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  • We found what we were looking for, coffee and fabulous little custard tarts, in what's left of the old town.

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  • We also have some fabulous teepees and hanging tents from Australia, plus hobby seahorses and unicorns to.. .

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  • Colchicum tessellated hybrid The tessellated hybrid The tessellated hybrid Colchicum I showed you last week is now in its full glory and looking fabulous.

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  • He led his own band until 1990, and then replaced Jimmy Vaughan in the fabulous thunderbirds.

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  • turntable ferry - fabulous views... .

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  • The designer, Nobuko Maruyama designed a great, fluffy red tutu for Florence with fabulous lime green pointe shoes.

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  • The Laurel vanity unit teamed with a quadrant shower enclosure and fabulous 4 jet shower panel.

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  • It has in it's collection fabulous embroidered vestments, some over 600 years old.

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  • This is a fabulous English vintage Art Deco handbag, made from rich shiny chocolate colored crocodile skin, dating to circa 1932.

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  • Or am I just wallowing in the stupid romantic image of fabulous failure?

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  • Made from 100% cotton with a fabulous basket weave print in hot pink and black.

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  • well-appointed apartment with fabulous views over Georgian Bath from its fifth floor location.

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  • One Caution: Fabulous Fiber contains whey and is not recommended for those with Cow's Milk Intolerance.

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  • A fabulous buy for both you and your home, our exclusive club chair is wrapped in opulent white leather.

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  • Fabulous stained glass windows dating back to the twelfth century.

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  • Due to ' very ' popular demand we are now stocking the fabulous Lana Grossa sock yarns.

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  • Mtvciravpos, from Mivws, and Taupos, bull), in Greek mythology, a fabulous Cretan monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull.

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  • He followed the Tigris into Babylonia, the central seat of the empire and its richest region, and from Babylon went on to seize the fabulous riches which the Persian kings had amassed in their spring residence, Susa.

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  • Droysen denies the former, and Niese maintains that his ambition was limited by the bounds of the Persian empire and that the claim to divine honours is fabulous (Historische Zeitschr.

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  • In the i i th century Simeon Seth, protovestiarius at the Byzantine court, translated the fabulous history from the Persian back into Greek.

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  • Moreover, Persian tradition at a very remote period knew of only three architectural wonders in that region, which it attributed to the fabulous queen Humai (Khumai) - the grave of Cyrus at.

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  • The ceremony of hoisting a flag and taking possession of the country in the name of the government of the Netherlands was actually performed, but the description of the wildness of the country, and of the fabulous giants by which Tasman's sailors believed it to be inhabited, deterred the Dutch from occupying the island, and by the international principle of " non-user " it passed from their hands.

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  • The first three are almost entirely fabulous, and form the groundwork on which Boece and Buchanan afterwards based their historical fictions, which were exposed by Thomas Innes in his Critical Essay (i.

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  • Land must thus of necessity be rented from the landlords at fabulous prices.

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  • The years from 1195 to 1203 have been filled up with fabulous stories of missions to the Moors; but Dominic stayed at Osma, preaching much in the cathedral, until 1203, when he accompanied the bishop on an embassy in behalf of the king of Castile to "The Marches."

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  • In the cultivated parts the land is so exceedingly fertile and productive that it sells for almost fabulous prices, and its value is still further enhanced by the discovery of manganese and copper mines in the basin of the Rion, and of the almost inexhaustible supplies of naphtha and petroleum at Baku in the Apsheron peninsula.

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  • The origin and early history of the Parthian kingdom, of which we possess only very scanty information, is surrounded by fabulous legends, narrated by Arrian in his Parthica (preserved in Photius, cod.

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  • A fortnight later Charles quitted Warsaw, to seek the elector; on the 2nd of July routed the combined Poles and Saxons at Klissow; and three weeks later, captured the fortress of Cracow by an act of almost fabulous audacity.

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  • In this connexion Yaqui tells a curious story of the opening of one of the tombs by the caliph, which in spite of fabulous incidents, recalling the legend of Roderic the Goth, shows some traces of local knowledge.

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  • This is in three books and deals with Frankish history from the fabulous reign of Pharamond, king of the Franks, to A.D.

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  • Both maps abound in miniature pictures of towns, animals, fabulous beings and other subjects.

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  • The 13th section, or Spend Nask, which was mainly consecrated to the description of his life, has perished; while the biographies founded upon it in the 7th book of the Dinkard (9th century A.D.), the Shah-Nama, and the Zardusht-Nama (13th century), are thoroughly legendary - full of wonders, fabulous histories and miraculous deliverances.

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  • Parker, " the catacombs were never intended, nor fit for, dwelling-places, and the stories of persons living in them for months are probably fabulous.

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  • When adjacent burial areas belonged to members of the same Christian confraternity, or by gift or purchase fell into the same hands, communications were opened between the respective cemeteries, which thus spread laterally, and gradually acquired that enormous extent which, " even when their fabulous dimensions are reduced to their right measure, form an immense work."' This could only be executed by a large and powerful Christian community unimpeded by legal enactments or police regulations, " a living witness of its immense development corresponding to the importance of the capital."

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  • "the gilded one"), a name applied, first, to the king or chief priest of a South American tribe who was said to cover himself with gold dust at a yearly religious festival held near Santa Fe de Bogota; next, to a legendary city called Manoa or Omoa; and lastly, to a mythical country in which gold and precious stones were found in fabulous abundance.

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  • This no doubt is fabulous, but it is hard to say how early communication with Gangetic India began.

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  • How much of this is fabulous there seems no means at present of determining, but some of the statements are made by veracious travellers - D'Orbigny and Tschudi.

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  • Padua claims to be the oldest city in north Italy; the inhabitants pretend to a fabulous descent from the Trojan Antenor, whose relics they recognized in a large stone sarcophagus exhumed in the year 1274.

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  • ALCINOUS (ALKINOOs), in ancient Greek legend, king of the fabulous Phaeacians, in the island of Scheria, was the son of Nausithous and grandson of Poseidon.

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  • It is curious, for instance, to compare the scanty references to the material marvels of Constantinople which Villehardouin saw in their glory, which perished by sack and fire under his very eyes, and which live chiefly in the melancholy pages of his Greek contemporary Nicetas, with the elaborate descriptions of the scarcely greater wonders of fabulous courts at Constantinople itself, at Babylon, and elsewhere, to be found in his other contemporaries, the later chanson de geste writers and the earlier embroiderers of the Arthurian romances and romans d'aventures.

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  • The curious legend, in which the fabulous origin of the so-called society was enshrined (that a certain Christian Rosenkreuz had discovered the secret wisdom of the East on a pilgrimage in the 15th century), was so improbable, though ingenious, that the genesis of the Rosicrucians was generally overlooked or ignored, but the worthy objects of the fratres were soon discovered and supported by several able men; the result being a mass of literature on the subject, which absorbs some 80 pages of Gardner's Catalogue Raisonne of Works on the Occult Sciences (London, 1903).

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  • This recital contains various fabulous incidents.

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  • PRESTER JOHN, a fabulous medieval Christian monarch of Asia.

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  • Christendom would welcome gladly the intelligence of a counterpoise arising so unexpectedly to the Mahommedan power; while the statements of the letter itself combined a reference to and corroboration of all the romantic figments concerning Asia which already fed the curiosity of Europe, which figured in the world-maps, and filled that fabulous history of Alexander which for nearly a thousand years supplanted the real history of the Macedonian throughout Europe and western Asia.

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  • With this mention Prester John ceases to have any pretension to historical existence in Asia (for we need not turn aside to Mandeville's fabulous revival of old stories or to the barefaced fictions of his contemporary, John of Hese, which bring in the old tales of the miraculous body of St Thomas), and his connexion with that quarter of the world gradually died out of the memory of Europe.(fn 3) When next we begin to hear his name it is as an African, not as an Asiatic prince; and the personage so styled is in fact the Christian king of Abyssinia.

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  • His brother and Augustus, after fighting with great distinction against the Turks both by land and sea (Prince Eugene decorated him with a sword of honour for his valour at the siege of Belgrade), had returned home to marry Sophia Sieniawska, whose fabulous dowry won for her husband the sobriquet of "the Family Croesus."

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  • He made a collection of the speeches and letters of the Romans of the older republican period, probably including a corpus of proceedings of the senate (Ada senatus), and was the author of a work, chiefly dealing with the natural history and geography of the East, which is often quoted by Pliny as an authority, especially for fabulous statements.

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  • The Zapotecs, who call the creature Talachini, and other tribes of Mexico have endowed it with fabulous properties and fear it more than the most poisonous snakes.

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  • In works of art she is represented either enthroned beside him, or driving with him in a chariot drawn by sea-horses or other fabulous creatures of the deep, and attended by Tritons and Nereids.

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  • Zoilus appears to have been at one time a follower of Isocrates, but subsequently a pupil of Polycrates, whom he heard at Athens, where he was a teacher of rhetoric. Zoilus was chiefly known for the acerbity of his attacks on Homer (which gained him the name of Homeromastix, "scourge of Homer"), chiefly directed against the fabulous element in the Homeric poems. Zoilus also wrote against Isocrates and Plato, who had attacked the style of Lysias of which he approved.

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  • The gate Electra at Thebes and the fabulous island Electris were said to have been called after her (Apollodorus iii.

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  • Another tradition makes him a giant of the sea, ruler of the fabulous Aegaea in Euboea, an enemy of Poseidon and the inventor of warships (Schol.

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  • The number of relics increased to a fabulous extent during the middle ages.

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  • 13-96), for tables of which the Romans gave fabulous prices.

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  • This material elaboration of life was furthered by the existence of Hellenistic courts, where the great ministers amassed fabulous riches (e.g.

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  • Crocodile stories, not all fabulous, are plentiful, and begin with one of the oldest writings in the world, the book of Job.

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  • The security which he thereby gained gave him the opportunity to indulge his taste for costly buildings, parks and other luxuries, of which the chroniclers give accounts bordering on the fabulous.

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  • In August I121 al-Aflal was assassinated in a street of Cairo, it is said, with the connivance of the caliph, who immediately began the plunder of his house, where fabulous treasures were said to be amassed.

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  • The tale of royal treachery in his capture is popular; the best authorities for it seem to be the synoptic versions of a ballad and of the fabulous chronicler, Pitscottie.

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  • ROC, or more correctly RUxx, a fabulous bird of enormous size which carries off elephants to feed its young.

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  • On the whole, the transaction, though it is too well vouched for to allow us to dismiss it as entirely fabulous, cannot take its place among the undoubted facts of history.

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  • Camoens, in the Lusiad, if we may here group Portugal with Spain, was the first modern poet to compose an epic on a purely modern theme, vying with Virgil, but not bending to pedantic rules, and breathing the spirit of the age of heroic adventures and almost fabulous discoveries into his melodious numbers.

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