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Perfume

Perfume is a liquid that gives people, things and rooms a good smell. It is made of oils which give off scent to the surrounding air. The odoriferous compounds that make up a perfume can be manufactured synthetically or extracted from plant or an ...

                                               

Eau de Cologne

Cologne or Eau de Cologne is a toiletry, a perfume in a style of that originated from Cologne, Germany. Nowadays, its used as a term for scented formulations with a concentration of about 2-5% essential oils. Cologne may be used by men or women.

                                               

Armour

Armour is a protective covering or clothing to prevent injury from attack. Armour can be worn by a person, or it can be used to protect machines, animals, even buildings. Armour has always been made from the strongest materials available at the t ...

                                               

Bullet-proof glass

Bullet-proof glass, or bullet-resistant glass, is a type of strong, clear material that resists bullets. Complete protection against all weapons is not possible. It is usually made from two or more types of material, one hard and one soft. The so ...

                                               

Chain mail

Mail, or chain mail, is a type of armour. It is made of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. The Celts are usually credited with inventing mail armour. Celtic mail was usually made in the form of a vest.

                                               

Hoplite

A hoplite was a citizen-soldier of the Ancient Greek city-states. A hoplites main weapon was his spear. They fought close together in what was called a phalanx formation. In a phalanx, each mans shield protected himself and also gave some protect ...

                                               

Plate armour

Plate armour is a type of body armour made from iron or steel plates. The iconic suit of armour that entirely covers the wearer is plate armour. The earliest example of plate armour is the Roman armys Lorica segmentata. However full plate armour ...

                                               

Mantle (vesture)

A mantle is an ecclesiastical garment in the form a very full cape which extends to the floor, joined at the neck, that is worn over the outer garments. In the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic churches, the mantle is a monastic ga ...

                                               

Christian naturism

Naturist Christians are the Christians who practice naturism or nudism, and are a part of the clothes-free movement. They believe that the human body was the greatest making of God. It is not shameful and should not be covered. Naturist Christian ...

                                               

French ban on face covering

On 14 September 2010, the Senate of France passed a law that forbids the wearing of clothing that covers the face of a person in public, so that the person cannot be identified. The law talks about clothing that covers the face, so it includes bu ...

                                               

Augsburg Confession

The Augsburg Confession, also known as the "Augustana" from its Latin name, Confessio Augustana, is the most important confession of faith of the Lutheran Church. The Augsburg Confession is normative to all Lutheran Churches everywhere and in all ...

                                               

Thirty-Nine Articles

The Thirty-Nine Articles are the historic statements of Anglican beliefs. The Articles were not meant to be a complete statement of the Christian faith. They are a statement of the position of the Church of England against the Roman Catholic Chur ...

                                               

Authorized King James Version

The Authorized King James Version is a translation of the Bible into the English language. This version of the Bible is also called the Authorized Version or as the King James Version in the United States. The name "King James" comes from King Ja ...

                                               

The Conquest of Malacca (epic poem)

The poem is written in ottava rima oitava-rima in Portuguese. In other words it is composed of stanzas of eight lines, rhymed abababcc. The same strophe was used earlier by Luis de Camões in The Lusiads. Canto as armas e o grande Lusitano Que, de ...

                                               

The Four Stages of Cruelty

The Four Stages of Cruelty is a series of four printed engravings. They were published by the English artist William Hogarth in 1751. Every print is about a different part of life of Tom Nero, a fictional character. The First stage of Cruelty sho ...

                                               

Giant Bible of Echternach

The Giant Bible of Echternach, Echternacher Riesenbibel or Gothaer Riesenbibel is an illuminated Bible from the 11th century. It is written in the Latin language. It was made for the abbot of Echternach sometime between 1051 and 1081. The Bible i ...

                                               

Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry

The Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry or simply the Tres Riches Heures is a richly decorated Book of Hours. Such books contained prayers to be said by lay faithful at each of the canonical hours of the day. The book was commissioned by Jean, Duc ...

                                               

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is a painting by John Martin. Martin painted it in 1852. John Martin was famous for painting landscapes in the style of Romanticism. He painted pictures of the end of the world and events from the Bible. The ...

                                               

Family Portrait

Family Portrait or Druzinski portret is a painting by artist France Kralj. Kralj painted the picture in 1926. The size of the painting is 45 in. by 51 in. The material is oil on canvas. The painting is in the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana. Th ...

                                               

Ideal Landscape with a Young Man Killing a Snake

Ideal Landscape with a Young Man Killing a Snake is an oil painting by Franz Caucig, a Neoclassical painter. He made the painting before 1810. The size of the painting is 122 by 177.5 centimetres. The painting is in the National Gallery of Sloven ...

                                               

Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury

Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury is a oil painting by Albert Chevallier Tayler in 1906. The chairman of the Kent County Cricket Club, Lord Harris, wanted to celebrate their first County Championship title win. Tayler painted the picture after spe ...

                                               

The Last Judgment (Toma din Suceava)

The Last Judgment is a fresco by Toma din Suceava at the Moldovita Monastery in Romania. The name of the work in Romanian is "Judecata de Apoi". The Last Judgment covers the west wall of the monastery. It shows the day of judgment with a river of ...

                                               

Les Demoiselles dAvignon

Les Demoiselles dAvignon was a 1907 cubist painting by Picasso. It represents five women in a brothel. It took him nine months to paint it. Picasso gave up all attempts at traditional painting in this early cubist painting. He distorted the femal ...

                                               

The Scream (1893)

The Scream is Edvard Munchs most famous painting. It is an example of modern art. The picture shows an imaginary creature with its mouth and eyes open. It is screaming in fear. Munch got the idea for the painting when he was walking with friends. ...

                                               

The Weeping Woman

The Weeping Woman is an iconic painting. It was painted by Pablo Picasso. It is an oil painting done on canvas. Picasso painted this after his break-up with his mistress, Dora Maar. After the breakup he always said she was weeping there for creat ...

                                               

Pottery

Pottery is the ceramic material which makes up potteryware. Major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made is also called a pottery. Pottery also refers to the art or craft of a potter or the making ...

                                               

Earthenware

Earthenware is pottery which is porous. It was fired at a temperature which did not melt it into a glass-like vitreous form. So it is porous. Many types of pottery have been made from it. Until the 18th century it was the commonest type of potter ...

                                               

Glaze

Glaze is a layer or coating used on pottery or ceramics. It may be called vitreous enamel or porcelain enamel. Powdered glass is fused onto ceramics by firing to between 750 and 850 °C. The powder melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, lasti ...

                                               

Ironstone china

Ironstone china, ironstone ware or just ironstone, is a type of pottery. It is vitreous pottery made in the United Kingdom in the early 19th century. It is not earthenware, but is similar to fine stoneware. There is no iron in ironstone. Its name ...

                                               

Porcelain

Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating clay-type materials to high temperatures. It includes clay in the form of kaolinite. There is a distinction between hard-paste porcelain, fired at 1400 degrees Celsius, and soft-paste porcelain, fir ...

                                               

Potters wheel

The potters wheel, also known as the potters lathe, is a machine used in the shaping of round ceramic wares. However, the name potters lathe is also used for the machine used for another shaping process, turning, which is similar to that used for ...

                                               

Stoneware

Stoneware is a broad term for pottery or other ceramics fired at a relatively high temperature. It may or may not be glazed. It was developed after earthenware and before porcelain. Stoneware can be made from a much wider range of clays than porc ...

                                               

B of the Bang

B of the Bang was a sculpture in Manchester, England. It was next to the City of Manchester Stadium at Sportcity. The work was designed by Thomas Heatherwick. It was taken apart in 2009 due to structural problems. Commissioned to mark the 2002 Co ...

                                               

Charging Bull

Charging Bull is a sculpture in Bowling Green, Manhattan, New York City. It was put there without permission by Arturo Di Modica in 1989 but because it was popular it stayed. The sculpture is supposed to represent financial optimism and prosperity.

                                               

Erdzeichen

The Erdzeichen is an artwork on the grounds of Munich Airport by the painter Wilhelm Holderied and the sculptor Karl Schlamminger. According to the artist, the earth sculpture at the airport is meant to be" An Island in Time,” i.e. a symbol of ti ...

                                               

Guennol Lioness

The Guennol Lioness is a 5.000-year-old Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq. It shows the form of a muscular anthropomorphic lioness-woman. The sculpture sold for $57.2 million at Sothebys auction house on December 5, 2007. The sculpture ...

                                               

The Headington Shark

The Headington Shark is a sculpture on the top of a house. It is at 2 New High Street, Headington, Oxford. The sculpture is a shark breaking the roof of the house.

                                               

Jadeite Cabbage

The Jadeite Cabbage, or Jadeite Cabbage with Insects, is a Chinese sculpture. It is a piece of jadeite carved into the shape of a Chinese cabbage head. It also has a locust and a katydid hiding in the leaves. The work is part of the collection of ...

                                               

Kryptos

Kryptos is the name of a sculpture on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, USA. Kryptos is very famous. It has codes on it. There are four messages. People know what three of the messages say. No one knows what the ...

                                               

Liver bird

The Liver birds are two large and famous bronze metal birds on top of a building - the Liver Building - in the city of Liverpool, England. The building has the offices of an insurance organization. The birds are symbol of the city, although no bi ...

                                               

Veiled Christ

The Veiled Christ is a statue made of marble. It was made by Giuseppe Sanmartino. It is in Cappella Sansevero, Naples. The sculpture, made in 1753, is considered one of the worlds masterpieces. Antonio Canova who once tried to acquire the work de ...

                                               

Bibliography

Bibliography is the arrangement of printed books and articles according to author or subject, and the publication of lists of titles. Bibliographies are of many different kinds and may be annotated with information about their contents. Bibliogra ...

                                               

Bookbinding

Bookbinding is the process of putting a book together. The pages are put inside a book covering, then attached to the spine by sewing or glueing. Bookbinding is an artistic practice from many centuries ago but it has also been industrialized. Boo ...

                                               

Chapter (books)

A chapter is one of the main divisions of a piece of writing of some length, such as a book. Chapters can be numbered in the case of such writings as law code or they can be titled. For example, the first chapters of some well-known novels are ti ...

                                               

Codex

A codex is a book-like object with writing on it. On a codex there are separate pages, whereas a scroll is one continuous long document. The term is used for book-type objects written by hand, and includes books written on vellum or parchment. Th ...

                                               

Hardback

A hardback, hardcover, or hardbound book is one with stiff covers. The covers are of rigid cardboard. They are usually covered with cloth or heavy paper. A heavy cloth like buckram, or a leather is sometimes chosen. It should have a flexible, sew ...

                                               

International Standard Book Number

The International Standard Book Number, ISBN, is a unique commercial book identifier barcode. The ISBN system was created in the United Kingdom, in 1966, by the booksellers and stationers W.H. Smith. Originally, it was the 9-digit Standard Book N ...

                                               

Beautiful Joe

Beautiful Joe is a story about a mongrel dog named Joe. It was written by Margaret Marshall Saunders under the name Marshall Saunders, and published in 1893. It won a Humane Society competition. The book was a bestseller and directed public inter ...

                                               

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild is a story about a dog. The book was written by Jack London. It was first published in 1903 as a serial in The Saturday Evening Post. It was published in book form by Macmillan the same year. The story is Londons most popular ...

                                               

Lassie Come-Home

Lassie Come-Home is a story about a dog and a boy. It was written by Eric Knight. It was first published as a short story in The Saturday Evening Post on December 17, 1938. The story was well liked. It was made into a book. The book was published ...

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