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  • Angora goat (breed of goat)

    Angora goat, breed of domestic goat originating in ancient times in the district of Angora in Asia Minor. The goat’s silky coat yields the mohair of commerce. The Angora had been widely but unsuccessfully imported into Europe by the mid-18th century, but not until the animal was established in

  • Angora rabbit (mammal)

    rabbit hair: …animal fibre obtained from the Angora rabbit and the various species of the common rabbit. Rabbits have coats consisting of both long, protective guard hairs and a fine insulating undercoat.

  • Angora, Battle of (Turkish history [1402])

    Battle of Ankara, Ankara also spelled Angora, (July 20, 1402), military confrontation in which forces of the Ottoman sultan Bayezid I, "the Thunderbolt," victor at the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396, were defeated by those of the Central Asian ruler Timur (Tamerlane) and which resulted in humiliating

  • Angostura (Venezuela)

    Ciudad Bolívar, city, capital of Bolívar estado (state), southeastern Venezuela. It lies on a small hill on the south bank of the Orinoco River, opposite Soledad on the north. Its elevation ranges from 85 to 246 feet (26 to 75 metres) above sea level; the average annual temperature is in the

  • Angostura aromatic bitter (food)

    Port of Spain: Angostura aromatic bitters, a popular ingredient in cocktails, is produced only in Port of Spain, its formula a closely guarded secret. Technical institutes train workers for various industries. Port of Spain is linked by good roads with other parts of Trinidad. The port has a…

  • Angostura Bridge (bridge, Venezuela)

    Ciudad Guayana: The Angostura Bridge (completed 1967) across the Orinoco at Ciudad Bolívar (67 miles west of Ciudad Guayana) is an important link between the Guiana region and the rest of the country. Ciudad Guayana also has forestry, diamond mining, refractory brick, and paper and pulp enterprises and…

  • Angostura Dam (dam, South Dakota, United States)

    Cheyenne River: Angostura Dam (impounding Angostura Reservoir), finished in 1949 as part of the Missouri River basin irrigation and flood-control project, is on the Cheyenne River near Hot Springs, South Dakota. The Cheyenne joins the Missouri at Lake Oahe, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the…

  • Angostura, Battle of (Mexican-American War [1847])

    Battle of Buena Vista, (Feb. 22–23, 1847), battle fought near Monterrey, Mex., in the Mexican-American War (1846–48), the war between the United States and Mexico. A U.S. army of about 5,000 men under General Zachary Taylor had invaded northeastern Mexico, taking Monterrey and Saltillo. General

  • Angoulême (France)

    Angoulême, city, capital of Charente département, Nouvelle-Aquitaine région, former capital of Angoumois, southwestern France. It lies on a high plateau above the junction of the Charente and Anguienne rivers, southwest of Limoges. Taken from the Visigoths by Clovis in 507, it was the seat of the

  • Angoulême dynasty (French dynasty)

    Angoulême Dynasty, (reigned 1515–74), a branch of the Valois dynasty (q.v.) in

  • Angoulême, Charles de Valois, duc d’ (French military leader)

    Charles de Valois, duke d’Angoulême, illegitimate son of King Charles IX of France and Marie Touchet, chiefly remembered for his intrigues against King Henry IV and for his later military exploits, particularly as commander at the siege of La Rochelle in 1627. Received favourably at the French

  • Angoulême, Charles, duc d’ (French duke)

    Charles, duc d’Orléans, King Francis I’s favourite son and a noted campaigner, who twice took Luxembourg from the Holy Roman emperor Charles V’s forces (1542 and 1543). There were plans for marrying him to a Habsburg princess who would bring him either Milan or part of the Netherlands as a dowry,

  • Angoulême, Diane de France, Duchesse de Montmorency et (French noble)

    Diane De France, natural daughter (legitimated) of King Henry II of France by a young Piedmontese, Filippa Duc. (Diane was often thought, however, to have been the illegitimate daughter of Diane de Poitiers.) She was known for her culture and intelligence as well as for her beauty and for the

  • Angoulême, Land of (historical name)

    Angoulême: The Land of Angoulême was the name given to the site of present-day New York City in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered the harbour while serving King Francis I, who was also count of Angoulême. Angoulême’s 19th-century town hall occupies the site of the…

  • Angoulême, Louis-Antoine de Bourbon, duc d’ (dauphin of France)

    Louis-Antoine de Bourbon, duke d’Angoulême, last dauphin of France and a prominent figure in the restoration of the Bourbon line after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. Angoulême was the elder son of the comte d’Artois (afterward Charles X of France) and Marie Thérèse of Savoy. When the revolution

  • Angoulême, Treaty of (French history [1619])

    France: Louis XIII: …to power by negotiating the Treaty of Angoulême (1619), which reconciled Louis XIII to his mother. After the death in 1621 of Louis’s favourite, Charles d’Albert, duc de Luynes, Richelieu regained effective power; he became a cardinal in 1622 and in April 1624 gained access to Louis XIII’s council. On…

  • Angoumois (former province, France)

    Angoumois, former province of France, nearly corresponding to the modern département of Charente, that represented the possessions of the counts of Angoulême from the 10th to the 12th century. Long part of Aquitaine, it was recovered by France from the English in 1373. Henry IV subordinated it to

  • Angoumois grain moth (insect)

    gelechiid moth: The whitish larvae of the Angoumois grain moth (Sitotroga cerealella) attack both stored and growing grains, hollowing out the insides of kernels. The gray-coloured adult has blackish spots and a wingspan of about 12 mm (about 12 inch).

  • Angra (Portugal)

    Angra do Heroísmo, city and concelho (municipality) on the south coast of Terceira, an island of the Azores archipelago of Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies at the base of Mount Brasil. Angra became a city in 1534. The words do heroísmo commemorate the island’s resistance to invading

  • Angra do Heroísmo (Portugal)

    Angra do Heroísmo, city and concelho (municipality) on the south coast of Terceira, an island of the Azores archipelago of Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies at the base of Mount Brasil. Angra became a city in 1534. The words do heroísmo commemorate the island’s resistance to invading

  • Angra dos Reis (Brazil)

    Angra dos Reis, city and port, southwestern Rio de Janeiro estado (state), eastern Brazil. It lies on Ilha Grande Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s income derives from its port operations, a sizable fishing industry, and the flow of weekend and holiday tourists drawn to nearby beaches

  • Angra I (nuclear reactor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

    Brazil: Power: Angra I, opened in 1982 near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s second nuclear reactor, Angra II, began operating in 2000. In 1984 the Itaipú hydroelectric complex, the world’s largest power station at its completion, began operating on the Alto Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay. Dozens…

  • Angra Mainyu (Zoroastrian deity)

    Angra Mainyu, (Avestan: “Destructive Spirit”) the evil, destructive spirit in the dualistic doctrine of Zoroastrianism. According to the earliest version of the myth, he is the twin brother of Spenta Mainyu, the Holy Spirit, and both were the sons of Ahura Mazdā (Ormizd or Ormazd), the Wise Lord

  • Angra Pequena (Namibia)

    Lüderitz, town on the Atlantic coast of Namibia (formerly South West Africa). The Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias stopped there in 1487 and named the bay Angra Pequena. Long neglected, it became the first German settlement in South West Africa when a Hamburg merchant, Franz Adolf Lüderitz,

  • Angraecum cadetii (orchid)

    raspy cricket: …a pollinator for the orchid Angraecum cadetii; it is the first orthopteran discovered to regularly pollinate flowering plants (angiosperms). The insect’s feeding behaviour, characterized by its primary dependence on nectar, seeds, and pollen, is believed to have evolved as a result of the relative shortage on the islands of arthropods,…

  • Angraecum sesquipedale (orchid)

    hawk moth: …exclusively pollinates the Madagascar orchid, Angraecum sesquipedale. The proboscis of this hawk moth is long enough to reach the nectar receptacle of the orchid, which is between 20 and 35 cm (8 and 14 inches) in length.

  • Angren (Uzbekistan)

    Angren, city, eastern Uzbekistan. It lies on the left bank of the Ohangaron River, 70 miles (115 km) east of Tashkent. The centre of the Uzbekistan coal industry, it was created in 1946 from mining settlements that had grown up in the rich Angren coal basin during World War II; it still consists of

  • Angrezabad (India)

    Ingraj Bazar, city, north-central West Bengal state, northeastern India. It lies on the west bank of the Mahananda River. The city was chosen as the site of the British East India Company’s silk factories (trading stations) in 1676. The Dutch and French also had settlements there. It was

  • Angriest Man in Brooklyn, The (film by Robinson [2014])

    Robin Williams: …terminal diagnosis in the comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014). Boulevard (2014), in which he played a closeted gay man who befriends a male prostitute, was released after his death.

  • Angry Birds Movie 2, The (film by Van Orman [2019])

    Peter Dinklage: …Angry Birds (2016) and its sequel (2019). Dinklage also appeared as Renault in a star-studded cast featuring Melissa McCarthy in The Boss (2016). In the sci-fi mystery Rememory (2017), Dinklage’s character searches for the killer of a man who invented a machine that can extract and record people’s memories. He…

  • Angry Birds Movie, The (film by Reilly and Kaytis [2016])

    Peter Dinklage: …Mighty Eagle in the animated Angry Birds (2016) and its sequel (2019). Dinklage also appeared as Renault in a star-studded cast featuring Melissa McCarthy in The Boss (2016). In the sci-fi mystery Rememory (2017), Dinklage’s character searches for the killer of a man who invented a machine that can extract…

  • Angry Hills, The (work by Uris)

    Leon Uris: …that year his second novel, The Angry Hills, an account of the Jewish brigade from Palestine that fought with the British army in Greece, was published. Uris then wrote the screenplay for Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). His later works include Mila 18 (1961), a novel about the Jewish…

  • Angry Hills, The (film by Aldrich [1959])

    Robert Aldrich: Early work: …the World War II films The Angry Hills (1959), with Robert Mitchum as a war correspondent, and Ten Seconds to Hell (1959), which featured Palance and Jeff Chandler as German demolitions experts. Both movies received tepid responses from critics and moviegoers.

  • Angry World (song by Young)

    Neil Young: Later work and causes: …best rock song for “Angry World,” a track from his 2010 album Le Noise. Young teamed again with Crazy Horse to record Americana (2012), a collection of ragged covers of traditional American folk songs. He teamed with singer-guitarist Lukas Nelson (son of country star Willie Nelson) and his band…

  • Angry Young Men (British literary group)

    Angry Young Men, various British novelists and playwrights who emerged in the 1950s and expressed scorn and disaffection with the established sociopolitical order of their country. Their impatience and resentment were especially aroused by what they perceived as the hypocrisy and mediocrity of the

  • Angsi (stream, Tibet, China)

    Brahmaputra River: Physiography: …there are the Kubi, the Angsi, and the Chemayungdung. From its source the river runs for nearly 700 miles (1,100 km) in a generally easterly direction between the Great Himalayas range to the south and the Kailas Range to the north. Throughout its upper course the river is generally known…

  • Angst (philosophy)

    Dread, a fundamental category of existentialism. According to the 19th-century philosopher S?ren Kierkegaard, dread, or angst, is a desire for what one fears and is central to his conception of original sin. For the 20th-century German philosopher Martin Heidegger, anxiety is one of the

  • Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter, Die (novel by Handke)

    Peter Handke: …des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (1970; The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick), is an imaginative thriller about a former football (soccer) player who commits a pointless murder and then waits for the police to take him into custody. Die linksh?ndige Frau (1976; The Left-Handed Woman) is a dispassionate description of…

  • Angst essen Seele auf (film by Fassbinder)

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder: …Angst essen Seele auf (1973; Ali: Fear Eats the Soul), a tale of doomed romance between a German cleaning woman and a much younger Moroccan mechanic; and In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden (1979; In a Year of 13 Moons), a political allegory concerning a transsexual who regrets having undergone…

  • angstrom (unit of measurement)

    Angstrom (?), unit of length used chiefly in measuring wavelengths of light, equal to 10?10 metre, or 0.1 nanometer. It is named for the 19th-century Swedish physicist Anders Jonas ?ngstr?m. The angstrom and multiples of it, the micron (104 ?) and the millimicron (10 ?), are also used to measure

  • ?ngstr?m, Anders Jonas (Swedish physicist)

    Anders Jonas ?ngstr?m, Swedish physicist, a founder of spectroscopy for whom the angstrom, a unit of length equal to 10?10 metre, was named. ?ngstrom received a doctorate at Uppsala University in 1839, and he became an observer at Uppsala Observatory in 1843. He succeeded to the chairmanship of the

  • Angstrom, Harry (fictional character)

    Harry Angstrom, fictional character, the protagonist of four novels by John Updike—Rabbit, Run (1960) and its sequels. Rabbit Angstrom is an ordinary middle-class man lost in the sterility of the modern world. Throughout the tetralogy, the former high-school basketball star serves as a voice for

  • Angstrom, Rabbit (fictional character)

    Harry Angstrom, fictional character, the protagonist of four novels by John Updike—Rabbit, Run (1960) and its sequels. Rabbit Angstrom is an ordinary middle-class man lost in the sterility of the modern world. Throughout the tetralogy, the former high-school basketball star serves as a voice for

  • Anguiano Valdez, Raúl (Mexican artist)

    (José) Raúl Anguiano Valadez, Mexican painter and muralist (born Feb. 26, 1915, Guadalajara, Mex.—died Jan. 13, 2006, Mexico City, Mex.), created realistic and surrealistic works that were inspired by Paul Cézanne, El Greco, Vincent van Gogh, Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dalí. His most

  • Anguidae (reptile family)

    lizard: Annotated classification: Anguoidea Family Anguidae (Alligator lizards, glass lizards, galliwasps, and California legless lizards) Skull arches, osteoderms present. 6 mandibular bones. Late Cretaceous to present. Most in Americas, a few Eurasian. Glass lizards (Ophisaurus) are limbless “grass swimmers” reaching 120 cm (48 in.). Alligator lizards (Gerrhonotus) and galliwasps (Diploglossus

  • Anguier, Fran?ois (French sculptor)

    Fran?ois Anguier, French sculptor who produced gisants and decorations for tombs, churches, palaces, and public monuments. Anguier began his training in France and, about 1641, traveled to Rome, where he is believed to have studied in the workshop of the Baroque sculptor Alessandro Algardi until

  • Anguier, Michel (French sculptor)

    Michel Anguier, French sculptor who produced decorations for tombs, churches, palaces, and public monuments. Anguier began working as a sculptor in Eu, France, and later traveled to Paris and Rome. In Rome he was believed to have studied in the workshop of the Baroque sculptor Alessandro Algardi

  • Anguilla (island, West Indies)

    Anguilla, island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, a British overseas territory. It is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles and lies about 12 miles (19 km) north of the island of Saint Martin and 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Saint Kitts. The Valley is the principal town

  • Anguilla Act (United Kingdom [1971])

    Saint Kitts and Nevis: Federation and independence movements: After unsuccessful negotiations, the Anguilla Act of July 1971 placed Anguilla directly under British control. On February 10, 1976, Anguilla was granted a constitution, and its union with Saint Kitts and Nevis was formally severed in 1980.

  • Anguilla anguilla (fish)

    eel: Natural history: …about 10 years in the European freshwater eel (A. anguilla) but possibly much earlier in tropical marine species. The process of growth and maturation has been most closely studied in the European freshwater eel. In this species, both sexes pass through successive phases of neutrality, precocious feminization, and juvenile hermaphroditism…

  • Anguillidae

    eel: Annotated classification: Family Anguillidae (freshwater eels) Scales present, gill slits ventrolateral. Important as food. 1 genus, Anguilla, with 15 species. Worldwide, but not on the Pacific coast of the Americas and South Atlantic coasts. Family Heterenchelyidae (mud eels) No fins, mouth large. 2 genera with 8 species. Tropical Atlantic.…

  • anguilliform (fish)

    Eel, (order Anguilliformes), any of more than 800 species of teleost fishes characterized by elongate wormlike bodies. Anguilliforms include the common freshwater eels as well as the voracious marine morays. Regardless of their final habitat, all eels probably pass through the leptocephalus stage,

  • Anguilliformes (fish)

    Eel, (order Anguilliformes), any of more than 800 species of teleost fishes characterized by elongate wormlike bodies. Anguilliforms include the common freshwater eels as well as the voracious marine morays. Regardless of their final habitat, all eels probably pass through the leptocephalus stage,

  • Anguilloidei (eel suborder)

    eel: Annotated classification: Suborder Anguilloidei Frontal bones of skull paired. Family Anguillidae (freshwater eels) Scales present, gill slits ventrolateral. Important as food. 1 genus, Anguilla, with 15 species. Worldwide, but not on the Pacific coast of the Americas and South Atlantic coasts. Family Heterenchelyidae

  • Anguis fragilis (lizard)

    Slowworm, (Anguis fragilis), a legless lizard of the family Anguidae. It lives in grassy areas and open woodlands from Great Britain and Europe eastward to the Urals and Caspian Sea. Adults reach 40 to 45 cm (16 to 18 inches) in body length, but the tail can be up to two times the length from snout

  • Anguissola, Sofonisba (Italian artist)

    Sofonisba Anguissola, late Renaissance painter best known for her portraiture. She was one of the first known female artists and one of the first women artists to establish an international reputation. Among female painters, she was unusual in that her father was a nobleman rather than a painter.

  • angular acceleration

    angular velocity: The angular acceleration is the time rate of change of the angular velocity and is usually designated by α and expressed in radians per second per second. For the case in which the angular velocity is uniform (nonvarying), θ = ωt and α = 0. If…

  • angular aperture (optics)

    aperture: …object point is called the angular aperture, which can be taken as a measure of the light-gathering power of the instrument. See also pupil; relative aperture.

  • angular arrangement (molecular shape)

    chemical bonding: Molecular shapes and VSEPR theory: … in methane, CH4, or the angular arrangement of atoms in H2O.

  • angular displacement (physics)

    angular velocity: …axis, or at which the angular displacement between two bodies changes. In the figure, this displacement is represented by the angle θ between a line on one body and a line on the other.

  • angular frequency (science)

    electricity: Alternating-current circuits: …ω, which is called the angular frequency, is expressed in radians per second. Figure 22 shows an example with V0 = 170 volts and ω = 377 radians per second, so that V = 170 cos(377t). The time interval required for the pattern to be repeated is called the period…

  • angular harp (musical instrument)

    Angular harp, musical instrument in which the neck forms a clear angle with the resonator, or belly; it is one of the principal varieties of the harp. The earliest-known depictions of angular harps are from Mesopotamia about 2000 bc. In Egypt, especially, and in Mesopotamia, this harp was played

  • angular magnification (optics)

    magnification: Angular magnification is equal to the ratio of the tangents of the angles subtended by an object and its image when measured from a given point in the instrument, as with magnifiers and binoculars.

  • angular molding (architecture)

    molding: Flat or angular: of architectural design, as follows: (1) The fascia, face, or band is a continuous member with a flat surface, parallel to the surface that it ornaments and either projecting from or slightly receding into it. (2) The fillet, listel, or regula is a relatively narrow band, usually…

  • angular momentum (physics)

    Angular momentum, property characterizing the rotary inertia of an object or system of objects in motion about an axis that may or may not pass through the object or system. The Earth has orbital angular momentum by reason of its annual revolution about the Sun and spin angular momentum because of

  • angular momentum quantum number (physics)

    spectroscopy: Angular momentum quantum numbers: There are a set of angular momentum quantum numbers associated with the energy states of the atom. In terms of classical physics, angular momentum is a property of a body that is in orbit or is rotating about its own axis.…

  • angular momentum, conservation of (physics)

    principles of physical science: Conservation of angular momentum: The total angular momentum (also called moment of momentum) of an isolated system about a fixed point is conserved as well. The angular momentum of a particle of mass m moving with velocity v at the instant when it is at…

  • angular movement (physiology)

    joint: Joint movements: Swing, or angular movement, brings about a change in the angle between the long axis of the moving bone and some reference line in the fixed bone. Flexion (bending) and extension (straightening) of the elbow are examples of swing. A swing (to the right or left) of…

  • angular perspective (theatrical stage design)

    perspective scenery: Angle perspective was an 18th-century refinement of perspective scenery. Several vanishing points were set at the centre-back of the stage and off to the sides, so that the scenery, receding in several directions, was pictured at an angle to the viewer.

  • angular pregnancy

    pregnancy: Ectopic pregnancy: …tube, it is called an angular pregnancy; many angular pregnancies terminate in abortions; others go to term but are complicated because the placenta does not separate properly from the uterine wall after the birth of the baby. An angular pregnancy differs from a cornual pregnancy, which develops in the side…

  • angular resolution (astronomy)

    astronomy: Telescopic observations: The angular resolving power (or resolution) of a telescope is the smallest angle between close objects that can be seen clearly to be separate. Resolution is limited by the wave nature of light. For a telescope having an objective lens or mirror with diameter D and…

  • angular strain

    hydrocarbon: Cycloalkanes: …and imposes considerable strain (called angle strain) on cyclopropane. Cyclopropane is further destabilized by the torsional strain that results from having three eclipsed C―H bonds above the plane of the ring and three below.

  • angular velocity

    Angular velocity, time rate at which an object rotates, or revolves, about an axis, or at which the angular displacement between two bodies changes. In the figure, this displacement is represented by the angle θ between a line on one body and a line on the other. In engineering, angles or angular

  • ANGUS (underwater camera)

    ocean basin: Exploration of the ocean basins: Another notable instrument system is ANGUS, a deep-towed camera sled that can take thousands of high-resolution photographs of the seafloor during a single day. It has been successfully used in the detection of hydrothermal vents at spreading centres. Overlapping photographic images make it possible to construct photomosaic strips about 10…

  • Angus (breed of cattle)

    Angus, breed of black, polled beef cattle, for many years known as Aberdeen Angus, originating in northeastern Scotland. Its ancestry is obscure, though the breed appears closely related to the curly-coated Galloway, sometimes called the oldest breed in Britain. The breed was improved and the

  • Angus (king of Scotland)

    The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle: …end of the 8th century Achaius, King of Scots, founded a chivalric order and introduced the veneration of St. Andrew into Scotland, but few scholars accept this. More probable is that the Order of the Thistle relates to an order founded by King David I of Scots in the 12th…

  • Angus (council area, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Angus, council area and historic county in eastern Scotland, bounded on the east by the North Sea and on the south by the Firth of Tay. The council area lies entirely within the historic county of Angus, which also includes the city of Dundee and a small area south of Coupar Angus in the Perth and

  • Angus, Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of (Scottish lord)

    Archibald Douglas, 6th earl of Angus, powerful Scottish lord during the reigns of King James V and Mary, Queen of Scots. He was the grandson of the 5th earl, Archibald Douglas (c. 1449–c. 1514). By his second marriage in 1514 to the queen dowager Margaret Tudor, Angus aroused the jealousy of the

  • Angus, Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of (Scottish rebel)

    Archibald Douglas, 8th earl of Angus, Scottish rebel during the reign of James VI and a strong advocate of Presbyterian government. He was son of the 7th earl, who was nephew of the 6th, and he succeeded to the earldom at the age of two. The earldom of Morton came to him in 1586. During the regency

  • Angus, Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of, Earl of Morton (Scottish rebel)

    Archibald Douglas, 8th earl of Angus, Scottish rebel during the reign of James VI and a strong advocate of Presbyterian government. He was son of the 7th earl, who was nephew of the 6th, and he succeeded to the earldom at the age of two. The earldom of Morton came to him in 1586. During the regency

  • Angus, William Douglas, 10th Earl of (Scottish rebel)

    William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus, Scottish rebel and conspirator, a convert to Roman Catholicism during the reign of James VI. He joined the household of the Earl of Morton and then, while visiting the French court, became a Roman Catholic; in consequence, on his return, he was disinherited by

  • Anguttara Nikaya (Buddhist literature)

    miracle: India: According to the Anguttara Nikaya, one of the collections of the Buddha’s sayings, there are three kinds of miracles—the miracle of magic, the miracle of thought reading, and the miracle of instruction—and of these the last is the most wonderful and excellent, whereas the other two are not…

  • angwantibo (primate)

    potto: …but much smaller primates called angwantibos (Arctocebus calabarensis and A. aureus) live only in the rainforests of west-central Africa. They measure 24 cm (9.5 inches) long and are yellowish in colour, with a long, thin snout. Like the potto, they are tailless, but the third finger as well as the…

  • Anhalt (former state, Germany)

    Anhalt, former German state, which was a duchy from 1863 to 1918 and a Land (state) until 1945, when it was merged in Saxony-Anhalt. Saxony-Anhalt was a Land of the German Democratic Republic from 1949 to 1952, when it was broken up into Bezirke (districts), the former territories of Anhalt being

  • Anhalt, Edna (American screenwriter and producer)
  • Anhalt, Edward (American screenwriter and producer)

    Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter and motion picture producer (born March 28, 1914, New York, N.Y.—died Sept. 3, 2000, Los Angeles, Calif.), won Academy Awards for best screenplay for Panic in the Streets (1950; co-written with his wife, Edna Anhalt) and Becket (1964); he was especially s

  • anharmonic motion (physics)

    spectroscopy: Energy states of real diatomic molecules: …real molecules the oscillations are anharmonic. The potential for the oscillation of a molecule is the electronic energy plotted as a function of internuclear separation (Figure 7A). Because this curve is nonparabolic, the oscillations are anharmonic and the energy levels are perturbed. This results in a decreasing energy level separation…

  • Anhava, Tuomas (Finnish poet and translator)

    Tuomas Anhava, Finnish poet and translator working within the modernist tradition of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot. Anhava was a perfectionist in his poetry, with a fanatical concern for le mot propre and a great theoretical interest in the aesthetics of modern poetry. His Runoja (1953; “Poems”) has as

  • anhedral crystal (geology)

    igneous rock: Fabric: … or hypidiomorphic (partly faced), or anhedral or allotriomorphic (no external crystal faces). Quite apart from the presence or absence of crystal faces, the shape, or habit, of individual mineral grains is described by such terms as equant, tabular, platy, elongate, fibrous, rodlike, lathlike, needlelike, and irregular. A more general contrast…

  • anhemitonic scale (music)

    pentatonic scale: …most widely known form is anhemitonic (without semitones; e.g., c–d–f–g–a–c′), the hemitonic form (with semitones; e.g., c–e–f–g–b–c′) occurring less frequently.

  • Anheuser, Eberhard (American brewer)

    Adolphus Busch: …Germany), German-born American cofounder, with Eberhard Anheuser, of the firm later to be known as Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., one of the largest breweries in the world.

  • Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. (American company)

    Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., American company that is one of the largest producers of beer in the world. It became a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev in 2008. The headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri. The company had its origins in a small brewery opened in St. Louis by George Schneider in

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev (Belgian company)

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, international brewing company created by the 2008 merger of Anheuser-Busch and InBev. It is the largest brewer in the world. The headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. InBev—which was founded through the merger (2004) of the Brazilian Companhia de Bebidas das Américas (AmBev)

  • Anhima cornuta (bird)

    screamer: The horned screamer (Anhima cornuta), of northern South America, has a slender, forward-curving, calcified spike on its forehead. The crested screamer, or chaja (a name that comes from its cry; Chauna torquata), of open country in east-central South America, and the black-necked screamer (C. chavaria), of…

  • Anhimidae (bird family)

    Screamer, any of three species of South American waterfowl constituting the family Anhimidae (order Anseriformes). The group derives its name from its raucous, far-carrying cry. Screamers are birds 75 cm (30 inches) high that inhabit marshes, where they feed gregariously on water plants and make

  • anhing (bird)

    Darter, any of two to four species of bird of the family Anhingidae (order Pelecaniformes or Suliformes). The American species, Anhinga anhinga, is widely acknowledged as distinct, but there is debate regarding whether the darters that appear in Africa, Asia, and Oceania constitute one species (A.

  • anhinga (bird)

    Darter, any of two to four species of bird of the family Anhingidae (order Pelecaniformes or Suliformes). The American species, Anhinga anhinga, is widely acknowledged as distinct, but there is debate regarding whether the darters that appear in Africa, Asia, and Oceania constitute one species (A.

  • Anhinga anhinga (bird)

    darter: The American species, Anhinga anhinga, is widely acknowledged as distinct, but there is debate regarding whether the darters that appear in Africa, Asia, and Oceania constitute one species (A. melanogaster) or whether they should be separated into three (A. melanogaster, A. novaehollandiae, and A. rufa).

  • Anhinga melanogaster (bird)

    darter: …Oceania constitute one species (A. melanogaster) or whether they should be separated into three (A. melanogaster, A. novaehollandiae, and A. rufa).

  • Anhinga novaehollandiae (bird)

    darter: melanogaster, A. novaehollandiae, and A. rufa).

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