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  • n. Plural form of element.
  • n. Outdoor weather, such as wind or rain.
  • n. The basic tenets of an area of knowledge.
  • n. The bread and wine of the eucharist.

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  • n. violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)

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  • "O, Pythagoras' metempsychosis, were that true
    This soul should fly from me and I be changed
    Into some brutish beast.
    All beasts are happy, for when they die
    Their souls are soon dissolved in elements."


    - Christopher Marlowe, 'Doctor Faustus'

    May 24, 2010