nol' ij, n.
(1) familiarity, understanding, or information
gained by study or experience; (2) the body of truths or
facts accumulated in the course of time
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took a writing system originally designed for the
military and turned it into a system of reading
and writing for the blind. Ironically, while the
Braille System he developed never gained
popularity during his lifetime and was actually
banned at the school for the blind which he
attended, it has since been adapted to almost
every known language.
published the satiric poem The Masquerade
and had his first play, Love in Several
Masques, performed in 1728. His most famous
novel, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling,
was published in 1749. He was also an excellent
journalist and essayist.
is an herb that is used as a garnish, a
flavoring, and an ingredient in condiments.
Cultivated for more than 2,000 years, it was
being used in herbal medicine long before finding
its way into food, and it is still considered a
very healthy food.
The trophy awarded to the team that wins the
National Hockey League championship dates back to
1892, when Lord Stanley, Governor General of
Canada, purchased a silver punch bowl and had the
words "Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup"
engraved on one side of the outside rim and
"From Stanley of Preston" on the other
Local Name Jumhuri ya
Kenya. Origin of Name the country was
named for a mountain that the Kikuyu people call
Kirinyaga ("Mountain of Whiteness"). Area
224,961 sq mi. Population 45,010,056. Capital
Nairobi. Independence from Great
Britain Achieved December 12, 1963.
became a teacher at age 14, despite living in a
time when girls were not allowed to attend public
schools. She spent most of her adult life
lobbying for improvements to how mentally ill
people were treated, and became the first female
lobbyist of national significance.
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