SCIMETAR, n. A curved sword of exceeding keenness, in the conduct of which certain Orientals attain a surprising proficiency, as the incident here related will serve to show. The account is translated from the Japanese by Shusi Itama, a famous writer of the thirteenth century.
The "War of the Three Kingdoms" involved Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales. It "laid the foundations of the modern British constitution and underlies many of the political tensions in today's United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland." Find timelines, interactive biographies, a military history (with individual battles and sieges), and annotated Web links.
This site from The Smithsonian Institution uses “three interconnected routes to explore how transportation shaped our lives, landscapes, culture, and communities.” Features an illustrated and annotated timeline, an “online transportation collection [that] includes more than a thousand artifacts and photographs” (browsable by categories, eras, and regions), and a thematic tour of the collection. Also includes games and materials for classroom use.
"A Census of Governments is taken at 5-year intervals as required by law….The census covers three major subject fields – government organization, public employment, and government finance."
According to Size USA, women’s measurements in 2004 averaged 40 inches in the bust, 34 inches in the waist and 43 inches in the hips. In 1941, the average woman’s measurements were about 35-27-37. (The 1941 study primarily measured white women; Size USA included women of all races and determined that African-American and Hispanic women tended to be larger than white and Asian women.)
Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
These establishments were used for training youths in boxing and wrestling and were also frequented by Socrates and other philosophers. This article contains a discussion of the locations of the palaestrae (wrestling schools) that are known to have existed in Athens, and the the function of these establishments.
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Canning says that three tailors of Tooley Street, Southwark, addressed a petition of grievances to the House of Commons, beginning Continue reading The three tailors of Tooley Street
The three monkeys are Mizaru (見猿), covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru (聞か猿), covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru (言わ猿), covering his mouth, who speaks no evil.
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economic, military, technical, and financial assistance given on an international, and usually intergovernmental level. U.S. foreign aid programs have included at least three totally different objectives: rehabilitating the economies of war-devastated countries, strengthening the military defenses of allies and friends of the United States, and promoting economic growth in underdeveloped areas. Aid may be given as a grant, with no repayment obligation, or a loan. 1 Continue reading foreign aid
This sign is known as an Ethiopian emblem. This is the only version of a threepointed star the author of this work has ever seen. Otherwise the caltrap,<img class=” size-full wp-image-381″ src=”https://www.bookofthrees.com/ethiopian-emblem-threepointed-star/”18″ height=”19″ hspace=”6″ alt=”caltrap” title=”caltrap” border=”0″ width=”18″ height=”19″ />, is about as structurally similar a sign as can be found.
Three Rivers traces its beginnings to July 4, 1913 with a grand opening and first sale of land by Charles R. Tips. Tips, a University of Texas graduate and employee of the First National Bank of Seguin, came to the Brush Country at the urging of Mrs. Annie Hamilton of Cuero. Mrs. Hamilton owned a tract of land where Three Rivers now sits. The fledgling community was named Hamiltonburg, until the U.S. Post Office insisted that the name was too similar to "Hamilton", thus the change. Tips suggested Three Rivers because of the nearby confluence of the Atascosa, Frio and Nueces Rivers.
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