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Holy Roman Empire




Zeus as a snow white bull




Book of Revelation (vision of St. John)




Albatross, Rime of the Ancient Mariner




Xerxes




Bluff-bowed




Whitsunday (Pentecost)




White lead




Natural philosophy
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Mufti




Prometheus




Titans




Tithe




45
Miasma




Marius and Scylla – battling Roman generals

Plagues of Egypt




Saul of Tarsus
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Man o war




Four Humors




50
Tamerlane (Mongols)




Thole pins




Beelzebub




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fuller (occupation)




Cyclades (Islands)




Noah Webster
54
Bowie Knife (Jim Bowie)




Scupper holes




Charlemagne




Chicha




Ashantee




Spanish Inquisition




Mark Antony




Cleopatra




The Four Evangelists
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St George



Brahmin




Vishnu




Hippogriff




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Versailles




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Albrecht Dürer




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Brit (to do with fish or crustaceans)




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Furlong
60
Town Crier




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Spiracle




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Isinglass




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Judith (in the Bible)




71
Jeroboam




Scaramouch(e) (Commedia dell’ Arte figure)




The Shakers




Laudanum




Archangel Gabriel
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Monkey rope




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Calomel and jalap (medicine)




Gamboge




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Sir William Herschel




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Spermaceti




Pelisse (article of clothing)
78
Muezzin




Sanctum sanctorum




Phrenology




79
Jove




Beadle




Rosetta Stone




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Carrying coal to Newcastle




Paregoric
Yaw (motion)




82
Ezekiel




David Crockett and Christopher Carson




Shaster (religious book)




83
Arion and the Dolphin




Napoleon




Bartholomew Diaz




Actium (Roman Naval battle site)
86
Isaiah




Dante’s Inferno




87
King Porus




Benedict Arnold




88
Ottoman Turk




89
Daniel Boone




Justinian Code
Edward Coke and Thomas de Littleton




Temple of the Philistine




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Ambergris




Try-works (whaling)




96
Separating the goats from the sheep




Hydriote (Idhra – an island)




Constantine Kanaris (Canaris)




Ecclesiastes
Jean-Jacques Rousseau




Proverbs (Bible)




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Aladdin’s Lamp




98
Daniel in the lion’s den




Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego




King Nebuchadnezzar




Metampsychosis (transmigration of souls)




99
Doubloon
King Belshazzar



Corlear’s Hook




Unscrew your navel (consequences)




100
Hydrophobia




102
Vertu




Sword of Damocles




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Folio




Quarto
Vesuvius




Antechonical – before time was measured




Pre-adamite




Methuselah




Johannes Leo




Temple of Denderah




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Pliny




Kine




Hannibal
New Holland – former name of Australia

Tuileries, Windsor Castle and the Kremlin


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Thwart (noun to do with boats)



Grand (Dalai) Lama of Tibet




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Multum in parvo




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Zoroaster




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Potter’s Field



Magi




Admiral Matthew Perry (to do with Japan)




Mother Cary’s chickens
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The Bastille



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Manilla Isles – early name for the Phillipines



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Sodom and Gomorrah



Lake Asphaltites



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The Horatii




Pirouette




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Doxology



Corpusants – St Elmo’s Fire

				
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