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  • noun a Marxist terrorist group formed in 1963 by Colombian intellectuals who were inspired by the Cuban Revolution; responsible for a campaign of mass kidnappings and resistance to the government's efforts to stop the drug trade
  • noun a terrorist organization in Bolivia that acts as an umbrella for numerous small indigenous subversive groups; a revival of a group with Marxist-Leninist ideologies originally established by Che Guevara in the 1960s

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Examples

  • "Item, deliuerit to hir to walt the samin, and to be hir pertlettis, ane eln blak veluet, price thairof, ... lvj s."

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • "Es zieht eln stiller Engel darch dieses Erdenland."

    Hymns from the Land of Luther

  • Es zieht eln stiller Engel darch dieses Erdenland, [114] h032-p2. 1

    Hymns from the Land of Luther

  • TFrancis wrote: eln wrote: There will be the usual political posturing and obstructionism from the Republicans on this nomination just as there has been on every other nomination for every other office, although they may be a little more actively hostile about this one since it's an election year and they need to rile up their base.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • TFrancis wrote: eln wrote: There will be the usual political posturing and obstructionism from the Republicans on this nomination just as there has been on every other nomination for every other office, although they may be a little more actively hostile about this one since it's an election year and they need to rile up their base.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • TFrancis wrote: eln wrote: There will be the usual political posturing and obstructionism from the Republicans on this nomination just as there has been on every other nomination for every other office, although they may be a little more actively hostile about this one since it's an election year and they need to rile up their base.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • TFrancis wrote: eln wrote: There will be the usual political posturing and obstructionism from the Republicans on this nomination just as there has been on every other nomination for every other office, although they may be a little more actively hostile about this one since it's an election year and they need to rile up their base.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Approved Commenter eln wrote: The Supreme Court thinks corporations are people, with all the rights that implies.

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  • Approved Commenter eln wrote: The Supreme Court thinks corporations are people, with all the rights that implies.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Approved Commenter eln wrote: The Supreme Court thinks corporations are people, with all the rights that implies.

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  • An Anglo Saxon term for the length of the forearm to the tip of the middle finger.

    December 27, 2007

  • You mean it's not a Marxist terrorist group? ;-)

    From the OED:

    "A measure of length varying in different countries. The English ell = 45 in.; the Scotch = 37·2; the Flemish = 27 in. Now only historical or with reference to foreign countries, the English measure being obsolete.

    The diversity of meanings is common to all words denoting linear measures derived from the length of the arm; cf. CUBIT and L. ulna. The word ell seems to have been variously taken to represent the distance from the elbow or from the shoulder to the wrist or to the finger-tips, while in some cases a 'double ell' has superseded the original measure, and has taken its name."

    January 2, 2008