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  • n. In the periodic table of the elements, any of the eight groups (columns) of elements that contain the lightest (and most common) elements.


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  • Even in the Madonna of the Brera Gallery (1510), which shows Gian Bellino's finest landscape of the late time, certain hardnesses of colour in the main group suggest the possibility of a minor co-operation by Basaiti.

    The Earlier Work of Titian

  • Between the plain and the main group of mountains there is a stretch of well-cultivated hilly country without any important towns.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • He glanced at the main group — the girls were all sitting on different pillars while Lord Carver stood on another and Robin was stooping down on his haunches, talking to Christobel. '

    Snow Angels

  • The second main group of Fraticelli, chronologically considered, were the Spirituals who fled from Tuscany to Sicily, and were surnamed at first the Rebellious Brothers and Apostates, but later the Fraticelli de paupere vita.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Leutnant Rondorf fired high-explosive shells into the main group of attackers trying to overwhelm the disabled tank destroyer.

    Panzer Aces


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