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  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of fourteen and one
  • adj. being one more than fourteen


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  • The only foundation for such an idea to found in the Bible is contained in the head note to Mark xv, which is quite unwarranted by the text.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • (Elucidations, 143, quoted by Driver, "Treatise on the Use of Tenses in Hebrew", xv.)

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Catalan has mr, moltes rialles, for “lots of laughs”; French, mdr for mort de rire, “dying of laughter.”xv But in these and many other electronically alive languages including Korean, Russian, and Hindi, lol is often preferred by younger interlocutors.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Rather, that of the appearance of cookies, since the first recorded mention of the “little cake” refers to no fewer than eight hundred of them provisioned along with rum and beer for a funeral.xv At this debut, they are spelled cockies.1 And the rest is history.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Perhaps.xv In the American spirit of inclusiveness, lots of alternative ancestors for okay have been proposed since Mencken offered eleven potential etymologies for O.K. in 1919.

    The English Is Coming!

  • “The primary credit … for my turn toward science and secular humanism in graduate school goes to Professors Baynard Brattstrom, Meg White, and Doug Naverick at the California State University – Fullerton, whose passion for science made me realize that no religion could come close to the epic narratives told by cosmologists, evolutionary biologists, and social scientists about the origins and evolution of the cosmos, life behavior, and civilization.” (xv-xvi)

    A California Ruling

  • Stephen Jolly New York: Behrman House, 1976, vii, xv–xvi.


  • R. W. Dyson Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, Book xv, chap.


  • In another study of patients with existing heart disease, an integrated lifestyle approach of a plant-based diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and stress reduction found a 50 percent reduction in heart attacks and heart disease related deaths. (xv)

    Mark Hyman, MD: Do Statins Cause Diabetes and Heart Disease?

  • A Danish study of Arabic women with fibromyalgia found significant vitamin D deficiency and recovery with replacement of vitamin D. (xv)

    Mark Hyman, MD: Vitamin D: Why You Are Probably NOT Getting Enough and How That Makes You Sick


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