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Ethiopian emblem – threepointed star

three pointed star

three pointed star 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.

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Three Rivers, Texas

Three Rivers Glass Company

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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THREE GORGES SITE, China

The site of where the Three Gorges dam will be built on the Yangtze river is shown Sunday night, Nov. 2, 1997. The Yangtze River, the world’s third longest, will be diverted Nov. 8th to allow construction of the controversial Three Gorges dam. When completed, scheduled for 2009, the Three Gorges dam will hold back a reservoir 370 miles long generating 84.7 billion kilowatts of electricity annually. More than 1.3 million people will have to be resettled to make way for the dam and the reservoir.

3 Gorges Dam - China
China’s Three Gorges dam – CHRIS image, 30 July 2003

1 August 2003

Water churns through diversion holes in the world’s largest dam – China’s Three Gorges project on the Yangtze River, imaged here by ESA’s Proba satellite this week. Seen to the left, the waters behind the dam have risen to a level of 135 metres since the sluice gates were first closed in early June, and in August Three Gorges is due to generate its first commercial hydroelectricity.

The Three Gorges project is set to create a new 600-km-long body of water on the face of the 21st century Earth: the thick concrete dam walls stand 190 metres tall and already they hold back an estimated 10 billion cubic metres of water. More than 600,000 people have had to abandon their homes to the rising reservoir, and as many again will have to relocate before the waters reach their final planned level of 175 metres.

3 Gorges Dam - China
3 Gorges Dam – China

It can be clearly seen in the image how the river has burst its banks and is inundating the land upriver of the dam. The waters of the world’s third-longest river appear brown in colour because they are heavy with sediment.

Many environmentalists have campaigned against the €20 billion-plus Three Gorges project due to the drowning of multiple cultural heritage sites, the fear that reservoir will collect industrial pollution and sewage that cannot now be washed to the sea, and the risk posed to downstream populations if the dam should ever break. But the Chinese government says the project will tame the flood-prone Yangtze River and generate much-needed electricity for economic development.

This 18-metre resolution image was acquired by the CHRIS sensor onboard Proba on 30 July 2003.

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Table Talk

QUOTATION: The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are, Continue reading Table Talk

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The State of German Literature, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1839-1857).

QUOTATION: The three great elements of modern civilization, gunpowder, printing, and the Protestant religion. Continue reading The State of German Literature, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1839-1857).

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My Thirty Years

QUOTATION: Three characteristics mark all confirmed expatriates: Continue reading My Thirty Years

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Land of the Pharaohs (1955).

WIlliam Faulkner

QUOTATION: Three million of such stones would be needed before the work was done.

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Once when great Caesar went to war

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

Once when great Caesar went to war,
He won without a struggle;
He came, he saw, he conquered,
But he never learnt to juggle.

……Author unknown
Venividivici (I came, I saw, I conquered) is a Latin sentence phrase which reportedly extends from a letter Julius Caesar wrote to the Roman Senate after achieving victory in his short war
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Three legged Willie

Three legger Willie

History and Genealogy of Williamson County, Texas. Continue reading Three legged Willie

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail – thou must count to three

Monty Python-Holy Hand Grenade

A reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, “Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.” And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals …

 

Now did the Lord say, “First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out.

 

Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.”

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Nine Worthies

 
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igloo

[Inuit,=house]. The Eskimos traditionally had three types of houses. A summer house, which was basically a tent, a winter house, which was usually partially dug into the ground and covered with earth; and a snow or ice house. The latter was a dome-shaped dwelling constructed of blocks of snow placed in an ascending spiral with a low tunnel entrance. Although it can provide adequate protection for weeks in severe cold, it was used almost exclusively as a temporary shelter while traveling.