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Destrier

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  • Pancakes
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    Pancakes

    4 years ago

    Everyone loves pancakes, right? Increase the amount of ingredients if you have more people over or you're particularly famished. Alicia SolarioSelf Raising Flour,Baking Powder,Caster Sugar,Beaten Eggs,Milk,Salt,Margarine,Icing SugarSift the Self...

  • Carapark
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    Carapark

    6 years ago

    Life is good from the very first days of a caravan tour. Food tasting better than ever before. Up at the crack of dawn there's just time for a stretch and a yawn as you dash to the surf. Then, aglow with the jot of living, back to steaming coffee...

  • Dachshund
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    Dachshund

    6 years ago

    Of the one hundred and more breeds of dogs in the United States today, probably the most distinctive is the Dachshund. With its short legs and long body, the Dachshund has often been caricatured, but it is loved and admired by many, so many, in...

  • Care of Precious Gems
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    Care of Precious Gems

    6 years ago

    Valuable stones set in jewellery are not infrequently lost through the claws or settings becoming loose. Claws, especially in rings, wear thin with use. An accidental knock or catching on clothing can break them off. The settings should be examined...

  • Canned Food Storage
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    Canned Food Storage

    7 years ago

    It is essential to store dry goods and canned foods correctly, as these items often remain unconsumed for several months, if not longer. Correct storage is necessary both for safety and also for economy, if you shop in bulk or wish to take advantage...

  • Photography: Visual Appeal
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    Photography: Visual Appeal

    7 years ago

    Visual appeal denotes the ability to catch the eye and hold the attention. It transcends the subject matter and artistic merits of a picture and includes the potential response to their combined attraction. That is to say that visual appeal depends...

  • Yacht Photography
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    Yacht Photography

    7 years ago

    Sailing boats at sea form the most attractive of all marine pictures. These are subjects that can be found at every seaside resort, but the best opportunities occur where there are regular regattas. For the few shillings that it costs to hire a...

  • Pet Photography
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    Pet Photography

    7 years ago

    The photograph of a cat or a dog is not merely a representation of an animal; it is a picture of an individual. Every domestic pet as its distinct personality and, unless this is made clear, the photograph is a failure. The photographer must be...

  • Group Photography
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    Group Photography

    7 years ago

    The fashion in group portraiture has changed more than in any other branch of photography. The florid "draping" of the sitters in groups of forty or fifty years ago has now given place to neat, formal posing. Groups involving 100 sitters or more...

  • Crime Scene Photography
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    Crime Scene Photography

    7 years ago

    Photography is used by the police to provide evidence and supplement written reports on a very extensive scale. Much of this work is of a routine character and not connected with the actual investigation of crime. The equipment and techniques...

  • Selecting a Lamp
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    Selecting a Lamp

    7 years ago

    In the selection of a lamp or lighting fixture, there should be an understanding of what an efficient lamp should be and of how to relate the shape and size of the shade to the base, so that the lamp is neither too tall for the base nor too squat...

  • Lamp Shades
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    Lamp Shades

    2 years ago

    Shades for lamps are made in drum, bell, square, oval, rectangular, and novelty shapes; materials include stretched silk, parchment, which is actually oiled paper, plastic, and pleated silk. Various metals may also be used, such as decorated tin,...

  • Cinema Stills
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    Cinema Stills

    7 years ago

    Still photographs representing scenes or actors from cine films. These photographs, which are taken for display outside theatres and for press publicity, play a vital part in the economics of film business as a means of creating public interest. A...

  • Destrier
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    Destrier

    2 years ago

    The word destrier does not refer to a breed, but to a type of horse: selected for strength and its calm nature. These horses were usually stallions, bred and raised from foal, trained specifically for the field of battle.

  • Duncan Phyfe
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    Duncan Phyfe

    8 years ago

    Duncan Phyfe made chairs, sofas, tables, and other pieces that were renowned for excellence of workmanship and beauty of design. He is known especially for his use of mahogany, carefully chosen and handled to bring out the highest value of texture...

  • Fingerprint Photography
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    Fingerprint Photography

    8 years ago

    Technique of photographing finger print impressions on a variety of objects and surfaces; widely used in police work to establish the identity of suspects and to obtain and present evidence. The basis of the use of fingerprints in crime detection...

  • Photographing Fishes
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    Photographing Fishes

    8 years ago

    There is no great difficulty involved in photographing river and sea fish under controlled conditions in a suitable glass-sided tank. This may be either a fair-sized tank with a movable glass plate with which the subject can be penned into a narrow...

  • Flower Photography
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    Flower Photography

    8 years ago

    Photographs of flowers are almost always better when they are taken against a plain background, and for tall flowers like hollyhocks, sunflowers, etc, the best background of all is the blue sky. Sunshine is not essential but it helps to add...

  • Model Photography
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    Model Photography

    8 years ago

    The best way to obtain the services of a model, if the work justifies the expenditure of money for model fees or if it can be afforded, is to go to a model agency and hire a professional. At the agency files show pictures of hundreds of models,...

  • Forensic Photography
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    Forensic Photography

    8 years ago

    The purposes for which photographs are produced in evidence in legal proceedings are broadly: To provide a record of something that it would otherwise be difficult or impossible for the Court to see, e.g: scenes of serious crime as they appear...

  • Photographing Fireworks
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    Photographing Fireworks

    8 years ago

    There are two ways of photographing fireworks: with a time exposure, and with an instantaneous exposure. If the camera is set up on a tripod and the shutter is left open, the light of each firework will register on the film from start to finish....

  • Glass Photography
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    Glass Photography

    8 years ago

    Photographic images can be etched on glass by using a gum bichromate print as an intermediate. The process gives a "print" from a positive transparency, the image appearing as a positive when it is viewed against a dark background. Sized paper is...

  • How to Hold a Camera
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    How to Hold a Camera

    8 years ago

    Blur caused by camera shake is one of the commonest faults in negatives exposed with the camera held in the hand. This is understandable because most amateur snapshots are taken with shutter speeds of 1/25 and 1/50 second. Most people think that...

  • Creme Caramel
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    Creme Caramel

    8 years ago

    This light and delicate dessert is a baked custard. It is a delicious pudding, taking very little of your time, to make when there are spare yolks left over from making mousse or meringues. It may be more economical on other occasions to make it...

  • Pork Rib Marinade
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    Pork Rib Marinade

    8 years ago

    Spare rib is not a prime cut, but a good family roast and particularly tasty when treated with this dry marinade. Start preparations 24 hours before cooking. The spicy flavor of this roast calls for rather bland vegetable accompaniments such as...

  • Foil Cooking
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    Foil Cooking

    8 years ago

    Everyone knows just how difficult it can be to watch pots and pans while you are busy trying to do a dozen other things. When you cook fruit and vegetables in a parcel there's no need to watch the pot and there's no washing up either. Parcel cookery is not only easy, it preserves goodness and...

  • Budget Meals
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    Budget Meals

    8 years ago

    Catering for the family and for guests can be quite a problem, as every busy housewife or working mum knows. You must provide nutritionally balanced meals, but you also have to take into account the likes and dislikes of the children, the amount of time you have for shopping and cooking, and the...

  • Saucepans
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    Saucepans

    8 years ago

    Saucepans are made from a variety of materials. The best choices are aluminum; stainless steel with a base reinforced with aluminum or copper; or aluminum, stainless steel or cast iron which has been coated with vitreous enamel; or stove enamel,...

  • Kitchen Work Surfaces
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    Kitchen Work Surfaces

    8 years ago

    It is essential that all working surfaces should be both flat and easy to clean. This applies to unit work tops and to any boards which are used for preparation of food. Most kitchen units have laminated surfaces (Formica and Melamine are the most...

  • Kitchen Storage Containers
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    Kitchen Storage Containers

    8 years ago

    The importance of good kitchen storage cannot be overestimated for keeping ingredients fresh. Airtight storage is essential for some goods but not for others. Fitness for purpose rather than appearance is the golden rule when considering storage...

  • Petzval Lens
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    Petzval Lens

    2 years ago

    In 1840 Josef Petzval, a Hungarian, designed a lens for portraiture, and modern lens manufacturers still use his principle as the basis of many of their designs, especially for projection. The original Petzval lens was made by combining two...

  • Photographic Glare
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    Photographic Glare

    8 years ago

    In a camera, glare is a non-image forming light which may originate from scattering at dust particles, scratches and damaged lens coatings, and from reflections at lens surfaces, the iris diaphragm and lens shoulders, etc. This light usually results...

  • Photographing Mist
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    Photographing Mist

    8 years ago

    Particles of water vapour suspended in the atmosphere. These particles tend to reflect the rays at the blue end of the spectrum, but they are more transparent to the rays at the red (and particularly the infra-red) end. The result is that light...

  • Fingerprints & Photography
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    Fingerprints & Photography

    8 years ago

    To the photographer, fingerprints may be either a nuisance or they may actually form his subject, e.g: in crime detection and police records. In the first place they are to be avoided, in the second, the aim is to get as clean a photographic image...

  • Seascape Photography
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    Seascape Photography

    8 years ago

    The seaside is one of the best places to take photographs. The light is generally good, and there is such a diversity of subjects that whatever particular ideas the photographer has, he can always find something to take.

  • Garden Photography
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    Garden Photography

    8 years ago

    Any attempt at conveying the size of a large garden generally results in extensive areas of uninteresting foreground. The massed flowers and main features of the small garden (lily pond, pergola, rockery, etc) are generally laid out on a more modest...

  • Glassware Photography
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    Glassware Photography

    8 years ago

    Glass is a transparent material, therefore the shape of anything made of glass can only be clearly defined by lighting it so that it stands out as a dark shape against a light background or as a brightly lit shape against a dark background. With...

  • Jewellery Photography
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    Jewellery Photography

    8 years ago

    Photographs of jewellery fall into two distinct categories; real jewellery and imitation, or costume, jewellery. Imitation jewellery is photographed for pictorial or catalogue purposes only, so it is easier to deal with, presents no special...

  • Travel Photography
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    Travel Photography

    8 years ago

    Any kind of pleasure or holiday trip, whether at home or abroad, presents excellent opportunities for photography. The sort of holiday, the method of travel, and the photographer's interests all affect the photographic results, and some advance...

  • Landscape Photography - Photographing Trees
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    Landscape Photography - Photographing Trees

    8 years ago

    Trees offer unlimited scope to the pictorialist, not only as part of a landscape but as studies in themselves. To be successful, tree photography calls for the ability to make a suitable choice of type or species of tree, lighting, setting, and...

  • Animal Photography
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    Animal Photography

    8 years ago

    Photographing native wild animals in their haunts is very much more difficult than, for instance, photographing birds at their nests. Birds have their eggs or young to form an irresistible bait, but animals as a rule keep their young well out of...

  • Photography Angles
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    Photography Angles

    8 years ago

    The orthodox way of photographing people or things is to point the camera at the subject from a viewpoint at eye level, with the back of the camera vertical and parallel to the principal plane of the subject, e.g: the front of a building. This...

  • Camera Tripod
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    Camera Tripod

    2 years ago

    No matter how good a camera may be, or how accurately it has been made, it cannot yield really acceptable results if it moves during the exposure. Much of the poor definition obtained by amateur and professional photographers is caused by camera...

  • Children Photography
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    Children Photography

    8 years ago

    A good child photograph should look as though the camera had caught the subject unawares. Seen in this way the child looks natural and makes the best photograph. This result cannot be achieved by forcing the youngster to pose, or it will look stiff...

  • Landscape Photography - Photographing Horizons
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    Landscape Photography - Photographing Horizons

    24 months ago

    Photo by Destrier The horizon is the line where the earth and sky appear to meet. The position of the horizon in a landscape determines where the interest of the picture lies- if it is nearer the top of the picture than the bottom, the interest is...

  • Horse Photography
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    Horse Photography

    2 years ago

    Successful photography of horses requires patience and a knowledge of horses. It is essential to understand how to show the points of different breeds correctly, both when stationary or in motion. It is useless to photograph a Thoroughbred in the same way as, say, a Shire horse or a Hackney.

  • Glamour Photography
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    Glamour Photography

    8 years ago

    Whatever it means in other applications, the word "glamour" means to the photographer the result of certain tricks and devices deliberately employed to enhance the specifically physical qualities in the portrait of a beautiful woman. Most of these...

  • Lens Hoods
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    Lens Hoods

    8 years ago

    The main purpose of the hood is to shield the lens from light sources outside the picture area, which might otherwise cause reflections inside the tens. For maximum efficiency the hood should cut down the cone of light accepted by the lens so that it just covers the negative size.

  • What is a Hub?
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    What is a Hub?

    8 years ago

    A hub is the act of publishing a prepared article or any kind of formal or informal writing for an audience. By following the basic principles of good writing, the author attempts to inform, persuade, incite, or entertain his audience. He...

  • Horse Harness
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    Horse Harness

    8 years ago

    The harness is the working gear of a draft animal, made chiefly of leather. When pairs of oxen were first used for plowing (about 4000 B.C.), their yokes were pegged to a center pole and held in place by neck straps; control was achieved through...

  • Monticello
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    Monticello

    8 years ago

    Monticello was the Virginia estate of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. The house, designed by Jefferson himself, is a classic example of late 18th century American architecture. Monticello is situated in central Virginia,...

  • My Journey With Lymphoma Cancer
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    My Journey With Lymphoma Cancer

    9 years ago

    It all started with a lump in my left breast. It was the size of a pea, it was hard and it didn't hurt to touch, it just concerned me that it was there. I kept an eye on it and a few weeks later visited my physician and was told it was most likely...

  • Shoes
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    Shoes

    9 years ago

    The shoe is a form of footwear that covers the foot up to the ankle and that is intended as a protection from cold, dampness, or rough terrain. In addition to shoes, other basic types of footwear are sandals, moccasins, boots, slippers, and mules....

  • Photographic Filters
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    Photographic Filters

    9 years ago

    A photographic filter is a material placed over a camera lens, over a light source, or inside a camera to change the color distribution or intensity of light reaching the film. Filters are commonly used to obtain photographs that are better representations of the actual scenes than otherwise could...

  • Horse Colors and Markings
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    Horse Colors and Markings

    9 years ago

    Albino. An all-white horse. See White. Appaloosa. Actually a breed, rather than a coloration, with several characteristic patterns. An area of white, called the blanket, is commonly found on the loins and hips. The blanket may be solid white, mixed...

  • Horse Riding Clothes
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    Horse Riding Clothes

    9 years ago

    Riding clothes are designed to keep the rider secure and comfortable in the saddle. Of all modern clothing, riding clothes have changed least over the centuries.

  • Horse Saddles
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    Horse Saddles

    9 years ago

    Photo by Scott Snyder No matter what type of riding he is doing, the rider should sit exactly over the center of gravity of his horse, and as close to his horse as possible. The old-fashioned English hunting saddle was a flat saddle, constructed...

  • Draft Horses
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    Draft Horses

    9 years ago

    The term 'draft horse' is a type of horse. Not a breed of horse. A draft horse may be any one of the heavy horse breeds, such as the Clydesdale, Shire, Percherons or Suffolk Punch. Or a cross breed of these. All of these breeds originated in Great Britain and continental Europe.

  • My Hubpage Earnings
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    My Hubpage Earnings

    7 years ago

    My husband has encouraged me to partake in Hubpages. I did open an account and publish one lens last year, but didn't do much with it until recently. I do have a separate Adsense account and I must admit, I didn't check on it all that much. To be...

  • How Leather Is Made
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    How Leather Is Made

    9 years ago

    The raw material of leather is the skin, or hide, of an animal such as the cow or horse. First, it is scraped clean of all the bits of fat and flesh on the inside, and then the hair is taken off from the outside. What is left is a clean skin, but one which would soon rot if left untreated. The...

  • Massage Therapy
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    Massage Therapy

    9 years ago

    Massage should always be performed in a warm airy room, for deep breathing is an essential accompaniment of the treatment. Lubricants, especially medicated oils, should not be used in the process; the rubbing in of drugs for absorption is known as inunction and belongs to another branch of...

  • Bridles and Bits For Your Horse
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    Bridles and Bits For Your Horse

    9 years ago

    In addition to the saddle, the most important type of tack (equipment for a horse) is the bridle. Basically, all bridles consist of a headstall that fits around the horse's head, a bit or mouthpiece, a browband that goes in front of the ears, a...

  • Who Tamed The Horse?
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    Who Tamed The Horse?

    9 years ago

    There are few animals that have played as important a role in history as the horse. This is because the horse has been so useful in warfare. Can you imagine what wandering tribes, invading armies, knights, and soldiers all over the world would have done without the horse during the last few...

  • What Do Horses Eat?
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    What Do Horses Eat?

    9 years ago

    The typical horse will not be very happy with the monotony of eating dry stuff - hay, chaff and oats - every day during the winter. However, avoid an abrupt and radical change of diet. In addition, since the prices of various feed fluctuate...

  • The History of Bathing
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    The History of Bathing

    9 years ago

    The bath in the bathroom has had perhaps a more peculiar development than any other article of everyday use. We think of it as a receptacle for water used in a private house by one person at a time. Until the early 1900s mankind was not partial to...

  • Clay
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    Clay

    9 years ago

    Clay is a term used to designate certain plastic, earthy compounds composed of hydrated silicates of alumina. China clay, and is obtained by the natural crumbling of felspar, which is found in Britain only in Cornwall but is well distributed in China, Japan and the United States. Other varieties...

  • When Was the Washing Machine Invented?
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    When Was the Washing Machine Invented?

    9 years ago

    Before any kind of mechanical washers were invented, home washing was done in a wooden or galvanized tub. The clothes were rubbed on a corrugated washboard to force the water through and the dirt out. Then the wash was put through a wringer to...

  • Gem Stones
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    Gem Stones

    9 years ago

    A gem is a precious or semiprecious stone or other substance that may be used to make jewelry. The term "gem" is also used to refer to such stones after they have been cut and polished for use in jewelry. Most gems, such as diamonds, rubies, and...

  • Small Antique Tables
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    Small Antique Tables

    9 years ago

    Do you ever stop to think about what era or artiste your new table was styled upon? Do you love learning about the history of your favorite piece of furniture? Or do you much prefer just admiring it and resting in the comfort that you are now its guardian to be passed down through your family,...

  • What Causes High Blood Pressure?
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    What Causes High Blood Pressure?

    7 years ago

    In order that the blood may course freely through the hollow tubes which we call arteries and veins, a certain force is necessary. This is mainly provided through the muscular contractions of the heart pump. With each beat of the heart a definite...

  • The History of Kite Flying
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    The History of Kite Flying

    9 years ago

    Kites originated in China in the remote past, probably before 1000 B.C., and they are widely flown in the East and the Pacific. In Europe, though the Greeks and Romans had something of the kind, and though dragon-shaped kites appear to have been...

  • Wolf
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    Wolf

    2 years ago

    The wolf is any of a group of wild, flesh-eating mammals related to the domestic dog. Like many of their close relatives, wolves have short, erect ears, a long, pointed muzzle, and a long, bushy tail. Although they were once widespread throughout the Northern Hemisphere, wolves now live chiefly in...

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
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    Rhodesian Ridgeback

    2 years ago

    Rhodesian ridgeback (sometimes called African lion hound) is a strong, muscular hound used for hunting in southern Africa. The Rhodesian ridgeback stands from 24 to 27 inches (60 to 68 cm) tall at the shoulder and weighs from 65 to 75 pounds (29 to...

  • Ladybugs
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    Ladybugs

    2 years ago

    Ladybug, ladybug or ladybeetle, is the popular name of the numerous species of Coleoptera, belonging to the family Coccinellidae, and remarkable for their beautiful variety of coloring. Ladybugs are from one-sixth to one-fourth of an inch (0.4-0.6...

  • Types of Wines
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    Types of Wines

    2 years ago

    Wine is the naturally fermented juice of fresh ripe grapes. Wine is one of the oldest beverages used by man.

  • Collie
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    Collie

    2 years ago

    Collie, sheepdog used to protect and control flocks. The Scottish collie was formerly used chiefly in Scotland and the north of England purely as a sheepdog. Since the 1860s it has been popular as a domestic companion. There are three kinds of...

  • Samoyed
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    Samoyed

    7 years ago

    The Samoyed is a powerful animal and takes its name from the Samoyeds- indigenous peoples of Siberia. In its native land it is used as a herd guard and bear-hunting animal, and employed by polar explorers. It has a snowy-white, white and biscuit or cream colored double coat; it , weighing 20-30 kg,...

  • Bull Terrier
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    Bull Terrier

    2 years ago

    The bull terrier is a strong, agile dog originally bred in England for pit fighting. Its smooth short coat is either pure white or brindle with white markings. The bull terrier stands about 20 inches (50 cm) tall at the shoulder and weighs close to...

  • Pug
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    Pug

    2 years ago

    Pug, smallest dog of the mastiff family, of Chinese origin and was brought to Europe by Dutch traders in the 17th century. Widely kept as a pet during the Victorian era, it became very popular in England during the reign of William of Orange, when...

  • Great Dane
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    Great Dane

    2 years ago

    The Great Dane is a large strong dog that originated in Europe about 400 years ago and was used to hunt wild boars. It has a muscular body, a square muzzle, and a tapering tail, which is usually carried straight down. The ears naturally hang beside the head unless they are cropped, when they appear...

  • Whippet
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    Whippet

    2 years ago

    Whippet, dog originating in the north of England, where it was much used for races, being capable of tremendous speeds The whippet was probably produced by crossing a Terrier with the Italian Greyhound, and then breeding back to the English...

  • Boxer
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    Boxer

    7 years ago

    Native of Germany. First bought to United States in early 1930's, rose to popularity in 1930's. Has held a place among the ten most popular breeds for a number of years. Average weight 64 pounds, height 23 inches. Fawn or brindle color; white markings desirable. Short, smooth coat.

  • Saluki
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    Saluki

    7 years ago

    A much prized animal amongst the Arabs since several centuries BC, and is the biblical greyhound, hound of the King of Saluk. The saluki is even known as far back as ancient Egypt, shown on carvings. A graceful dog, the saluki generally resembles a greyhound in overall form.

  • Doberman
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    Doberman

    2 years ago

    German breed of dog well-known in Britain and much used in many parts of the world as a police dog. The Doberman is a striking looking dog, black and tan in color, with a short, smooth, but hard and thick coat. The head is long and clean-cut, the skull being flat and free from wrinkle. The body...

  • Dalmatian
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    Dalmatian

    2 years ago

    Dalmatian, spotted carriage dog, originally kept in stables. It is active and muscular, a good runner and a fine watch dog. Dalmatians were often seen riding on fire engines as mascots of firemen. Its colour should be pure white, with distinct...

  • Cocker Spaniel
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    Cocker Spaniel

    2 years ago

    The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest breed of bird hunting dog. The cocker spaniel stands about 14 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs about 25 pounds. It has a compact, relatively short body and straight muscular forelegs. Its rounded head has a...

  • German Shepherd
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    German Shepherd

    2 years ago

    Popularized by Rin Tin Tin in movies, became the most popular breed in the United States until 1926. Then indiscriminate breeding and the introduction of vicious strains from Germany caused a fast decline in popularity. In recent years has again become desirable and now ranks in the most popular...

  • Wine Making
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    Wine Making

    9 years ago

    Although the process of wine making may vary greatly in detail, there exists a basic procedure, whose central element is fermentation. Fermentation is a process in which sugar changes in a liquid into roughly equal parts of ethyl alcohol and the gas...

  • Daguerreotype
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    Daguerreotype

    2 years ago

    A daguerreotype is made by exposing a plate, which has been treated with silver iodide and other chemicals, to the action of light.

  • The History of Fishing Tackle
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    The History of Fishing Tackle

    2 years ago

    The first evidence of Fishing Tackle is first found in the mesolithic settlements as far back as 8000 B.C. in northern Europe. Then, as in the earlier palaeolithic period, man relied entirely upon food gathering, hunting and fishing. He had not...

  • The Art of Horse-Shoeing
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    The Art of Horse-Shoeing

    24 months ago

    It is of ancient origin, and there is evidence that the art was practised by the Celts. It does not seem to have been in use among the Greeks or Romans. The art probably came into general use after the overthrow of the western empire towards the...

  • The Science of Lie Detecting
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    The Science of Lie Detecting

    2 years ago

    The polygraph, or also known as the lie detector, is a device used primarily by police officers, in attempts to determine the truth of a person's answers to questions. The lie detector operates on the principle that when most persons lie, they...

  • What's the deal with Dust?
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    What's the deal with Dust?

    2 years ago

    Dust, tiny particles that are carried by air currents. Dust is present throughout the lower atmosphere. It is most common in city air, and the smallest concentrations are in the air over mountains and oceans. Although water most often condenses...

  • The Art of Embroidery
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    The Art of Embroidery

    2 years ago

    Embroidery is the art of ornamenting textiles, fabrics, and other materials with needlework. Embroidery is not woven into a fabric but is sewn on an already finished cloth. About 300 different embroidery stitches exist, occurring in four categories: flat, looped, chained, and knotted stitches. From...

  • The History of the Handbag
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    The History of the Handbag

    2 years ago

    Handbags and purses remind us that though things sometimes change their name without changing their nature, it is even more confusing when they do exactly the opposite. "We think we know what a pocket is, but the word 'pocket' was in use long before...

  • Avoiding Diet Pitfalls
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    Avoiding Diet Pitfalls

    9 years ago

    Fad diets are risky business. Without longer-term changes in your lifestyle (exercising more and eating better), quick weight-loss schemes can be counterproductive. In a country that produces about half of all the food in the world, we Americans...

  • The Invention of the Radio
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    The Invention of the Radio

    2 years ago

    Radio is a wireless means of communication. Radio is widely used as an information medium and for entertainment. Almost all areas of the United States and Canada have one or more commercial radio stations, many of which broadcast 24 hours a day....

  • The Development of the Vacuum Cleaner
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    The Development of the Vacuum Cleaner

    2 years ago

    Electrically powered cleaning appliances, vacuum cleaners are used for the dry removal of dust and loose dirt from carpets, fabrics and surfaces. A vacuum cleaner works on the principle that a fan operating at one end of a tube to force out air...

  • The History of the Sewing Machine
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    The History of the Sewing Machine

    2 years ago

    The sewing machine is a mechanical stitching device for sewing fabric and other materials. Thne sewing machine was the first home appliance and has become one of the most popular. Sewing machines are also widely used in clothing manufacturing and...

  • The History of the Pottery Wheel
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    The History of the Pottery Wheel

    9 years ago

    The Potter's Wheel, which seems to us so elementary, is one of the earliest applications of a mechanical principle to an industrial process, making for greater speed and efficiency. In human history it deserves comparison with the machine...

  • The History of the Refrigerator
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    The History of the Refrigerator

    2 years ago

    The refrigerator for preserving food in the home began with devices for the manufacture of ice - for producing, so to say, a mechanical winter in the warmth of summer. It was the old practice to collect ice in the winter months and store it in...

  • The Development of the Camera
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    The Development of the Camera

    2 years ago

    The camera, though few people are aware of its origin and antiquity, derives directly from the camera obscura. As its Latin name implies, this was first of all a dark vault or room, with a tiny hole in the wall or window-shutter through which the...

  • The History of the Piano
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    The History of the Piano

    2 years ago

    The Piano, commonest of domestic musical instruments, came very late into being. It only emerged from the rudimentary forms which had persisted since antiquity at the beginning of the eighteenth century, coming to its full development a hundred and...

  • The History of Bee Keeping
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    The History of Bee Keeping

    2 years ago

    Beehives and beekeeping are of great antiquity, and the products of the bee were of an importance in earlier economies that we would hardly realize.  Prehistoric man was well acquainted with wild bees and honey, which one would infer even if there...

  • The History of Cinematography
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    The History of Cinematography

    9 years ago

    The cinema, or cinematography, depends on the principle of the persistence of vision, a phenomenon mentioned by Lucretius about 65 B.C., by which we often attribute to an object which moves very rapidly before our eyes, a size and a shape it does...

  • The History of the Violin
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    The History of the Violin

    24 months ago

    The Violin family is the backbone of the orchestra, and in its various members some of the greatest musicians of all time - Spohr, Paganini, Sarasate, Joachim, Ysaye, Kreisler, and Casals, to name a very few - have found the perfect medium for their...

  • Recipe for Sweet Potato and Spinach Lasagne
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    Recipe for Sweet Potato and Spinach Lasagne

    9 years ago

    Every now and again I feel like this mouth watering lasagne, with it's sweet potato and spinach layers. It's just as nice as the beef and red wine lasagne that I cook, yet not as heavy or decadent. Also, it's a great way to get kids eating spinach...

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