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  • The original Fisk Jubilee Singers disbanded before the in vention of the phonograph, but in 1899 John Work II, a teacher at Fisk, reorganized the group, and a male quartet drawn from the chorus started making recordings for Victor Talking Machine Co. in 1909.

    Lovely Sounds of Sorrow

  • This law required surveillance and the pre vention of unlawful entry into the U.S., naming high-risk areas along the Mexican border for extra attention.

    The GOP

  • Now began the heat of his former affection to Helena, altered into as violent a detestation of her; Yea, extremity of hatred in the highest degree; beating his braines, and ransacking every corner of in. vention, by what meanes he might best be revenged on her, which now he more earnestly desired to effect, then to enjoy the benefit of her love, or to be embraced betweene her armes.

    The Decameron

  • Pre - vention was obviously the best defense; she had to see that no bat got close to that flag.

    Unicorn Point

  • On 9 May 1787, when Simon Starr left his family plantation in northern Virginia and started his five-day horse-back ride to the Constitutional Con - vention in Philadelphia, he carried with him the letter of instruction his father had sent from his deathbed in western Massachusetts: 'Make plans to fill my spot and fashion a strong new form of government.

    Legacy

  • I said there were fifty-five delegates to the Con - vention; there were actually two additional invis - ible 'members' who cast their silent votes in almost every deliberation.

    Legacy

  • In the next days the argument reached the floor of the con - vention, where tempers were guarded but conces - sions nonexistent.

    Legacy

  • Yet they did so only through Newton's ad hoc inter - vention.

    RELATIVITY

  • An ónoma is “a sound significant by con - vention, which has no reference to time” (ibid.).

    STUDY OF LANGUAGE

  • But the end to be attained is not to be reached by their own efforts or without divine inter - vention.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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  • It's more the head word than the vexamples that's odd.

    December 5, 2009