|Aberdeen||The Granite City|
|Africa||The Dark Continent|
|Alappuzha||The Venice of the East|
|Allahabad||The City of God|
|Amritsar||The City of the Golden Temple|
|Andalusia||The Granary of Spain|
|Arizona||The Copper State|
|Athens||The Eye of Greece|
|Atlantic Ocean||Herring Pond|
|Australia||The Land of the Eucalyptus|
|Australia||The Land of the Golden Fleece|
|Australia||The Land of the Kangaroo|
|Azores||The Island of the Hawks|
|Bab-el-Mandab||Gate of Tears|
|Baghdad||City of the Arabian Nights|
|Bahrain||Island of Pearls|
|Barbados||The Land of the Flying Fish|
|Belgium||Cockpit of Europe|
|Belgium||The Battlefield of Europe|
|Bhutan||The Land of Thunderbolt|
|Boston||The Hub of the Universe|
|British Colombia||The Sea of Mountains|
|Canaan||The Land of Milk and Honey|
|Canaan||The Promised Land|
|Canada||Land of Lilies/Land of Maples|
|Canada||Our Lady of Snow|
|Canada||The Bread Basket of the Empire|
|Chicago||The Meat Market of the World|
|China||The Celestial Empire|
|China||The Land of Han|
|Connecticut||The Nutmeg State|
|Corrcgidor||The Gibraltar of the Pacific|
|Costa Rica||Rich Coast|
|County of Kent||The Garden of England|
|Cuba||The Pearl of the Antilles|
|Cuba||The Sugar Mill of the Antilles|
|Damascus||The Pearl of the Orient|
|Danube, Deep Gorge||The Iron Gates|
|Delaware||Blue Hen State|
|Denmark||The Dairy of Northern Europe|
|Denmark||The Mother-in-law of Europe|
|Detroit||The Automobile Capital of the World|
|Dhaka||City of Mosques|
|Edinburgh||The Athens of the North|
|Egypt||The Gift of the Nile|
|Finland||The Land of Thousand Lakes|
|Gibraltar||Pillars of Hercules|
|Gibraltar||The Key of the Mediterranean|
|Grenada||The Spice Island of the West|
|Hawaii||The Halfway House of the Pacific|
|Hawaii||The Halfway House of the Pacific|
|Holland||The Land of the Dykes|
|Holland||The Land of the Tulips|
|Holland||The Land of the Dykes|
|Holland||The Land of the Tulips|
|Hwang Ho River||Sorrow of China/Yellow River|
|Ireland||The Emerald Isle|
|Jamaica||The Isle of Springs|
|Japan||The Land of the Rising Sun|
|Jerusalem||The Holy City|
|Johannesburg||The Golden City|
|Juan Fernandez (Tobago)||Robinson Crusoe's Island|
|Kent (England)||Garden of England|
|Kerala||Spice Garden of India|
|Kiev||The Mother City of Russia|
|Kimberlcy||The Diamond City|
|Kochi||Queen of the Arabian Sea|
|Korea||The Land of Morning Calm|
|Lapland||The Land of the Midnight Sun|
|Le Havre||The Liverpool of France|
|Leyden||Athens of the West|
|Liege||The Birmingham of Belgium|
|Lodz||The Manchester of Poland|
|London||The Modern Babylon|
|Madrid||Winter Icehouse and Summer Furnace|
|Malta||The George Cross Island|
|Mexico||The Storehouse of the World|
|Moluccas||The Spice Islands|
|Morocco, Algeria,Tunisia and Algiers||The Barbary States|
|Mumbai||Gateway of India|
|Mumbai||The Barbary States|
|Myanmar||The Land of the Golden Pagoda|
|Myanmar||Gateway of India|
|Nevada||The Silver State|
|Nevada||The Land of the Golden Pagoda|
|New Haven||City of Elms|
|New Haven||The Silver State|
|New Jersey||The Garden State|
|New Jersey||City of Elms|
|New York||Citv of Skyscrapers|
|New York||The Garden State|
|New Zealand||City of Skyscrapers|
|New Zealand||The Antipodes|
|Nilgiri Hills||The Land of the Long White Cloud|
|Oxford (U.K.)||The Land of the Midnight Sun|
|Palestine||City of Dreaming Spires|
|Prairies of North America||The World's Bread Basket|
|Prairies of North Australia||The Never Never Land|
|Puerto Rico||Rich Port|
|Punjab||The Land of Five Rivers|
|River Damodar||Bengal's Sorrow|
|Rome||City of Seven Hills|
|Rome||The Eternal City/The Holy City|
|Rouen||The Manchester of France|
|San Francisco||City of the Golden Gate|
|San Francisco||Bengal's Sorrow|
|Scotland||The Land of Oat Cakes|
|Scotland||City of Seven Hills|
|Spain and Portugal||The Iberian Peninsula|
|St Kitts||The Mother Colony of the West Indies|
|St Paul and Minneapolis||The Twin Cities of the Mississippi|
|Stockholm||The Venice of the North|
|Stromboli||The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean|
|Sveaborg||The Gibraltar of the North|
|Sweden||The Saw Mill of Europe|
|Switzerland||The Playground of Europe|
|Thailand||The Land of the White Elephants|
|Thebes||Valley of Kings|
|Tibet||The Roof of the World|
|Trinidad||The Land of the Humming Bird|
|Tristan da Cunha||World's Loneliest Island|
|Tunisia and Algiers||The Barbary States|
|Turkey||Sick Man of Europe|
|Varanasi||The Holy City of the Hindus|
|Venice||The Bride of the Sea|
|Venice||The Queen of the Adriatic|
|Virginia||Garden of America|
|Washington DC||City of Magnificent Distance|
|West Africa||The White Man's Grave|
|Zanzibar||Island of Cloves|
Climate temperature belts or zones
The above-named parallels of latitude divide the earth into five belts or zones corresponding to different kinds of climate.
The North Frigid Zone from the Arctic Circle to the North Pole.
The North Temperate Zone between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle.
The Torrid Zone on both sides of the equator between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
The South Temperate Zone between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle.
The South Frigid Zone between the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole.
The Frigid Zones have the coldest climate.
The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate.
The Temperate Zones are neither too hot nor too cold.
Time: Parallels of Longitude determine Time. The time of a place depends on its Longitude east or west of Greenwich. As the earth rotates from west to east, places to the east of Greenwich will come directly under the sun before those places to the west of Greenwich. Now the earth rotates through 360° in twenty-four hours, or 15° in 1 hour, or 1° in four minutes. Calcutta is approximately 90° East of Greenwich so that Calcutta will be 90° x 4
60' — hours in advance of the time in London.
That is to say when it is noon in London it will be 6 p.m. in Calcutta.
Standard Time: As local time is found to vary constantly as one travels some distance from one place to another, there is usually an arrangement by which all places in a certain region or " belt" agree to use the same time. This is called Standard Time.
International Date Line: Meridian 180°E and Meridian 180°W are one and the same line, situated in the Pacific Ocean, near Fiji, Samoa, and Gilbert Islands. In reckoning Time from Greenwich to this meridian, it is found that there is a difference of one day between Greenwich to 180°E and Greenwich to 180°W. In order to avoid confusion the International Date Line was agreed upon.
Travelers crossing the meridian of 180° from the east add a day, while those from the west subtract a day, from the calendar.
Climate: The Climate of a place is its average weather conditions calculated over a long period of time. Climate chiefly depends upon (a) Temperature, (b) Rainfall.
Equatorial Always very hot with a temperature of about 80°F. Little range of temperature—about 2-3 degrees. Rainfall throughout the year, 80-100ins. Convectional rains. Evergreen forests.
Found stretching in a belt about 5 degrees on either side of the equator.
The Congo Basin; Amazon Basin; The East Indies, The Sudan; Venezuela; Mexico; The Orinoco Basin.
Savana or Tropical grasslands Hot throughout the year. Rain during the hottest season. A long dry season.
Found to the north and south of the equatorial
Monsoon Always hot. Heavy rains during the hottest season.
Found India; Southern China; North Australia.
Hot Desert Always very hot and dry. Very little rainfall—less than 10 inches.
Great range of temperature between days and nights—the days are hot, the nights cold.
Found The desert regions lie on the west of the continents along the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn in the rain shadow areas, or in the centre of huge land masses. Sahara in Africa; Kalahari in S. Africa; Atacama in S. America; Desert of Arabia; Thar or Indian Desert; Australian Desert.
Mediterranean: Hot, dry summers; mild, cool, wet winters.
Found: On the west side of the continents between Lat. 28-40 degrees. The whole region around the Mediterranean Sea; California; Central Chile; S.W. Australia; Southern part of the West Coast of South Africa.
Trade Wind, or Warm Tem perate East Coast: Hot, wet summers; cool, dry winters. Rain at all seasons.
Found: Southern Brazil; S.E. United States, Central and N. China; Natal; Queensland in Australia.
Maritime, or Cool Temperate West Coast: Warm summers; mild, cool winters. Small range of temperature. Rain throughout the year.
Found British Isles; West Europe; Br. Columbia; Southern Chile; New Zealand; Tasmania.
Continental: Very hot summers; very cold winters. Considerable range of temperature. Rainfall chiefly in summer.
Found: Central Canada; Mid-west U.S.A.; Southern Russia; South Siberia.
Temperate Desert: Dry all through the year. Hot summers, cold winters.
Found: Gobi in Central Asia. Desert of Iran or Persia.
Arctic, or Cold Desert: Very long bitterly cold winters; very short, cold summers. Very little rainfall.
Found: Lapland; N. Siberia; N. Canada. These regions are in the frigid zones.
Alpine, or Mountain. Perpetual snow on the tops of the mountains.
Found: The Alps in Italy and Switzerland; The Rockies in North America; The Andes in South America; The Himalayas in India.
A Natural Region is a part of the earth's surface having certain definite characteristics of climate and of plant and animal life.
Temperature is the degree of heat or cold in the atmosphere as measured by the Thermometer.
The Temperature of a place is determined by (a) Latitude, (b) Altitude, or height above sea-level, (c) Distance from the sea, (d) Direction of the prevailing winds, (e) The presence of a cold or warm current, (f) Slope of the land.
Wind: Wind is air in motion. The chief cause of winds is the difference in the pressure of the air. Heated air near the earth's surface, being light, rises into the higher regions while cold air from the surrounding regions move into this low pressure area to equalise the pressure of the atmosphere. This movement of the air is known as Wind.
Winds blow from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.
Winds are named by the direction from which they blow, but the deflection of the winds is due to the Rotation of the Earth. Winds are deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere, and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.
Winds are divided into three main groups:
Regular—e.g. Trade Winds, Westerlies.
Periodical—blowing at certain seasons—e.g. Monsoons.
Variables—e.g. Cyclones and other local winds.
Trade Winds: The steady currents of air blowing towards the equator from the North-East and the South-East are known as the Trade Winds. They are so called because they were of great use to sailing ships, which did the carrying trade of the world before the invention of steamships.
Monsoons are seasonal winds which blow chiefly over India Indo-China, China and North-west Australia. In summer, due chiefly to the high temperature over the land masses, the pressure is low, and thus the winds blow from the sea to the land bringing a great deal of rain. In winter the reverse is the case. A monsoon climate, therefore, enjoys summer rains and winter drought.
The Westerlies are regular winds which blow outside of the tropics in the Temperate Zones. The South Westerly winds blow in the Northern Hemisphere and the North-Westerley winds in the Southern Hemisphere. South of Latitude 40° the absence of land masses enables these winds to gather great force and thus they are then known as Roaring Forties.
Chinook are hot, dry winds on the east or leeward side of the' Rocky Mountains (Rain Shadow area). As these winds descend from the mountains they are pressed down and become heated. Similar winds on the north of the Alps are called Fohn.
The Sirocco is a hot, moist wind which blows from the Sahara desert across to Italy.
The Solano is a similar wind blowing from the Sahara to the Iberian Peninsula.
A hot dry wind blowing from the interior of Guinea is known as the Harmattan.
The Mistral is a very cold wind which blows down from the plateau of Central France.
The Bora is a cold, dry wind blowing outwards from Hungary to the North of Italy.
Punas are cold dry winds blowing down on the western side of the Andes.
Cyclones are irregular local winds which swirl round and round a low pressure area. They are chiefly found in latitudes 35° to 60*.
Anticyclones are similar winds swirling round a high pressure centre.
Hurricane: A Hurricane is a severe tropical storm which revolves around a centre of low pressure. It travels at a terrific speed, usually between 100 and 150 miles per hour In approaching the centre it moves in an anti-clockwise direction, and in departing it moves away in the opposite direction. In the middle of a hurricane there is usually a lull or calm. The lull occurs when the hurricane has spent about half its force. Then the winds begin to blow in the opposite direction, and the hurricane rages as violently as before for the other half of its life.
A hurricane does considerable damage to life and property. There are many islands in the West Indies which he in the path of
Hurricanes. Fortunately certain warning signs give notice of its approach. There is a rise in the barometer, a fall in the thermometer, and a disappearance of land and sea breezes.
Blizzard is a blinding storm of snow and wind common in the polar regions.
Typhoons is the name given to Cyclones which occur over the China Seas.
Tornadoes are violent cyclonic storms which occur in some parts of the United States and cause great destruction.
Ocean Currents are streams of water crossing the oceans. They follow the direction of the Prevailing Winds.
Beginning in the Atlantic Ocean, the Westerly winds drive the cold Antarctic Current eastwards. This turns northwards when it reaches the coast of Africa and is known as the Benguela Current. The South East Trade Winds take this current westwards as the South Equatorial Current. Off Cape St. Roque at the corner of Brazil this current divides into two. One branch flows south-west to become the Brazilian Current while the main current continues north-west into the Gulf of Mexico. This South Equatorial Current leaves the Gulf of Mexico and Hows north-east as the Warm Gulf Stream. It widens over the Atlantic, part flowing as the North Atlantic Drift and warming the shores of the British Isles and Northern Europe. The other part turns south at the Canaries under the influence of the North East Trade Winds to join the North Equatorial Current. From the Arctic Ocean come the cold Arctic Current flowing along the shores of Greenland, and the cold Labrador Current. The latter meets the Warm Gulf Stream off Newfoundland. The meeting of the cold air and warm air from over these two currents causes great fogs off Newfoundland. (Trace these currents on a Map of the World showing currents.)
In the Pacific Ocean the currents are similar to those in the Atlantic but the names of some are different. The Antarctic Current joins the Peruvian Current which is continued as the South Equatorial Current. Off the East of Australia this current divides into the New South Wales Current which turns South, while the main current continues to become Japan or Kuro Siwo Current —the counterpart of the Gulf Stream. When this current turns southwards it becomes the Californian Current.
The Currents of the North Indian Ocean follow the Monsoons. Those of the South Indian Ocean follow the pattern of the Atlantic and Pacific. The most important current in this part of the Ocean is the Agulhas Current.
Ocean Currents influence Climate. Places near to a warm current have a much warmer climate than lands in the same latitude under the influence of a Cold Current.
Rain: By a process called Evaporation the heat of the sun changes much of the water of seas, rivers and lakes into water-vapour.
When this moisture laden air ascends into the colder higher regions of the atmosphere or is blown there by winds, it becomes cooled, and condensation takes place. The drops of water then unite together and fall to the earth as Rain.
The chief types of Rainfall are Convectional, Relief, Cyclonic.
Dew: During the night the earth cools more rapidly than the air above it. The layers of air nearest the earth therefore become cooled. Condensation takes place and the moisture deposited on the ground, grass and other objects is called Dew.
Rainbow : The sun's rays passing through the drops of water in th; air are doubly refracted and the human eye sees the reflection in the form of a brilliant arch of prismatic colours which we call the Rainbow. A Rainbow is best seen when the rain is falling while the sun is shining.
Richard Of York Gained Battles In Vain =
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
Clouds are collections of water-vapour on the dust particles in the various layers of the atmosphere. They are usually classified as follows: Cirrus (feathery); Cumulus (rounded masses); Stratus (horizontal sheets); Nimbus (rain).
Fogs and Mist are formed when condensation of the water-vapour in the air near the earth's surface takes place upon the dust particles in the air.
" A fog is a cloud resting on the earth; a cloud is a fog floating high in the air." (Huxley.)
Snow: If the temperature in the upper layers of the atmosphere falls below freezing point then the moisture in the air is frozen into little six-sided crystals. These crystals fall to the earth as snow, but only when the temperature over the earth's surface is also near to freezing point.
Snow Line: The Level above which there is always snow.
Hail is caused by the freezing of raindrops as they pass through layers of cold air. Hence hail falls to the ground in showers of little hard pellets.
Eclipse: When the light of the sun or the moon is obscured by another body passing between it and the eye, the sun or moon is said to be in Eclipse.
The Sun is in Eclipse when the moon comes between it and the Earth.
There is an Eclipse of the moon when the earth comes between it and the sun.
Land and Sea Breezes
Land heats more rapidly and cools more quickly than the sea.
During the day, therefore, the pressure of the air over the land is lower than that over the sea. Hence breezes blow from the sea to the land.
At night the air over the sea is warmer than the air over the land so that the breeze blows from the land to the sea.
Tides: These are the regular rise and fall of the waters of the ocean. Tides are caused by the attractive force of the sun and moon acting upon the earth and on the moving waters of the ocean. There are two kinds of tides, (a) Spring Tides, which are caused by the pulling of the sun and moon together; and (b) Neap tides, which are caused when the sun and moon are at right angles and pull against each other. There are two Spring
Tides and Two Neap Tides every lunar month.
Spring tide is when the highest point of the tide is reached. Neap tide is when the lowest point of the tide is reached.
The flow of the tide is the coming in.
The ebb of the tide is the going out.
Tides ebb and flow twice in 25 hours.
Work of the Tides: Tides alter the shape of the coast line. They form estuaries when they rush up the mouth of a narrow river;
They sometimes form bores, as in the Severn; and Capes, as when they bring material and deposit it on the continental shelf e.g. The Cape of Good Hope.
They aid shipping.
Saltness of the Sea: The water of rivers absorbs tiny particles of mineral salts from the earth which eventually reach the sea. In the course of centuries these accumulated deposits have made the sea water salt.
Continental Shelf is the name given to the land around the continents which is covered by the sea. The shelf slopes down to a depth of 100 fathoms, from which edge there is a steep drop to the bed of the ocean. Continental shelves provide excellent fishing grounds and good harbours.
The Earth's Crust is composed of rocks which are classified as either (a) Igneous, (b) Aqueous or Sedimentary or Stratified, (c) Metamorphic.
Volcanoes: A Volcano is an opening in the earth's crust out of which steam, gases and molten rocks are hurled with terrific force.
The interior of the earth is very hot. Through cracks in the earth's surface water from the rain, rivers, seas etc., trickles down to the interior of the earth where it boils and is changed into steam. This is kept down by the pressure of the layers of the earth. At certain times the steam forces itself through a fault or a line of weakness in the earth. When this happens an eruption of a Volcano is said to have taken place.
Volcanoes may be either active, dormant or extinct.
Geysers: Geysers are hot springs from which columns of boiling water and steam gush forth at intervals. Geysers are found in regions usually associated with volcanoes. Iceland; The Yellowstone Park in Wyoming, North America; and New Zealand are famous for
An Earthquake is the shaking or movement of the earth. As the interior of the earth cools it solidifies and leaves spaces between the layers of the earth. The crusts of the earth then fall or move to fit themselves on the shrinking interior. When this happens we feel the movements as Earthquakes.
Fold Mountains are caused by Earthquakes and are found along the lines of weakness of the earth.
Block Mountains are solid masses of hard resistant rocks which have been able to withstand the movements which cause folding of the earth's surface.
Valleys: When forces working inside the earth cause a block mountain to split, the " rift" thus made is known as a Rift Vallly.
When a valley runs parallel to the trend of the mountains it is Longitudinal; when it runs across it is Transverse.
A Canyon is a steep-sided gully carved out by a river flowing through a rainless region.
Isobars are lines which are drawn on a map to connect places of equal pressure.
Isotherms are lines drawn on a map to connect places having equal temperature.
Isohyets are lines drawn on a map to connect places of equal rainfall.
Contours are lines drawn on a map to connect places of equal height above sea level.
Shotts is the name of the plateau in North-West Africa between the Atlas Mountains and the Tell.
A Shott is a shallow lake which becomes dry in the hot season.
Tell: The Tell is the most important region of the French Colony of Algeria in North-West
Africa. It is a fertile coastal strip between the Algerian Plateau and the sea.
Veld: The Veld or High Veld is a rich grassland country in the eastern part of the plateau of South Africa. Most of the Transvaal, The Orange Free State and part of Cape Colony belong to it. Large flocks of sheep are reared on the Veld chiefly for Wool.
Steppes are the great temperate grasslands of Southern Russia.
Karroos: The Karroo is a natural region of South Africa between the coastlands and the
Plateau. There are two Karroos, the Little Karroo and the Great Karroo. The vegetation in the Karroos is poor and the main industries are sheep farming and ostrich rearing.
Karst is a barren region on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Landes are an area of Sand Dunes on the South Coast of France near Bordeaux.
Polders are the areas of land in Holland below sea level which are enclosed by embankments and dykes. Machinery for pumping water are a feature of the Polders.
Cantons: The term used to describe the political divisions of Switzerland.
Water Table: The margin of the earth below which the layers of soil are saturated with water.
A Tributary is the name given to a stream which empties itself into the main river as it flows to the sea. A tributary is also known as an Affluent.
A Confluence is the place where a tributary joins the main stream.
A Flood Plain is a plain which is liable to flooding by the overflowing of a river which has become swollen by heavy rains or melting snows. A flood plain is built up of deposits of fertile alluvial soil left by the river after the floods have subsided.
A Waterfall is a steep descent or fall in the flowing of a river. Large Waterfalls are called
Cataracts; smaller ones are known as Cascades.
An Avalanche is a mass of snow and ice which breaks loose from the snow-clad mountains and slips down the mountain sides with terrific force.
A Glacier is a huge sheet of ice formed from compressed snow which glides slowly down the mountain sides or valleys.
A Moraine is the name given to the debris left after a glacier has melted.
An Iceberg is the name given to a large mass of ice floating in the sea. Icebergs are really part of a glacier which break off and fall into the sea when the glacier reaches the coast unmelted. The bulk of an iceberg is submerged, only about one-tenth being visible above the surface of the water.
During my Digital Media, Multimedia and some AIT or VET courses I got my students to work on The S.T.E.A.M.E.R book of knowledge, especially advanced students that complete tasks ahead of time, this was my fall back lessons for those clever or advanced students, they were asked to pick one of the areas of study and create a cover page, find some interesting facts and put their findings into a chapter of the book The book was 138 pages long at my retirement from teaching.
For those students that presented work on English we gathered a lot of useful reference information that became a STUDENT's COMPENDIUM here are some samples of student work
Explanation for Compendium File Includes ANU - Australian National University An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia names = Bull - is called a heifer Opposites = Absent - present SC005_Big_Words for small Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious A partner in crime - accomplice A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle SC007_Commonly_confused_words Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance. Homonyms Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain SC013 Death Words pertaining to Occurring after death - posthumous SC009_Diminutives Cask - casket SC010_Famous Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908 SC011_Figurative_Expressions Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others. SC012_Gender Actor - Actress SC013_Geography The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles. SC014_Gods War - Mars SC015_Government Australian Government SC016_Grammar Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc. SC017_Human_Relationships THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others SC018_Inventions Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens SC019_Kings_Queens of UK EGBERT 827 - 839 SC020_Literary A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary SC021_Marriage A hater of marriage - misogamist SC022_Medical A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated SC023_Miscellaneous All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc. SC024_Nouns sit - seat (when to use Nouns) SC025_Names Boys & Girls names explained SC026_Nature A four-footed animal - quadruped SC027_Negatives That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable SC028_Numbers A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul SC029_Opposites Unable to read - il-literate SC030_Patron Saints St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland SC031_Places A place where fishes are kept - aquarium SC032_Possessive_Case Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night SC033_Professions The commander of a fleet - Admiral SC034_Similes Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt SC035_Proverbs A bad beginning makes a good ending. SC048_Sayings as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars. SC036_Science_and_Arts An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph SC037_Scientific_Terms The science of land management - agronomics SC038_Seven_Wonders The Pyramids of Egypt SC039_Synonyms abandon....... desert, forsake, leave. SC040_War Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents SC041_Weddings 7th year—Copper or Brass SC042_Words_to_Verbs strong - strengthen SC043_Other Any other items that might be of interest SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night SC046_Death Occurring after death - posthumous SC047_Thesaurus
Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words
SC048_Sayings as afraid as a grasshopper. SC049_UrbanMyths The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor."
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