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Derogatory name applied to Iranian Zoroastrians.
Any of several medium- or coarse-grained rocks that consist primarily of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene.
Gabin, Jean
French film actor.
Triangular section formed by a roof with two slopes, extending from the eaves to the ridge where the two slopes meet.
Gable, (William) Clark
U.S. film actor.
Gable, Dan(iel Mack)
U.S. freestyle wrestler and coach.
Gabo, Naum
Russian-born U.S. sculptor.
Country, central Africa.
Gabon Estuary
Inlet of the Gulf of Guinea, western Gabon.
City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 185,891), capital of Botswana.
American slave who planned the first slave rebellion in U.S. history.
In the Bible and the Qur'an, one of the archangels.
Gabrieli, Andrea and Giovanni
Venetian composers.
Gadamer, Hans-Georg
German philosopher whose system of philosophical hermeneutics, derived in part from the ideas of Wilhelm Dilthey, Edmund Husserl, and Martin Heidegger, was influential in 20th-century Continental philosophy, aesthetics, theology, and literary criticism.
Gaddi, Taddeo
Italian painter active in Florence.
Gaddis, William (Thomas)
U.S. novelist.
Gadsden Purchase
(Dec. 30, 1853) U.S. purchase of land in Mexico.
Gadsden, James
U.S. soldier and diplomat.
Small dabbling duck (Anas strepera) that is a popular game bird, found throughout the upper Northern Hemisphere.
Greek goddess of the earth.
Gaelic football
Irish sport, an offshoot of the violent medieval game mêlée.
Gaelic revival
Resurgence of interest in Irish language, literature, history, and folklore inspired by the growing Irish nationalism of the early 19th century.
Gafencu, Grigore
Romanian politician.
gag rule
Parliamentary device to limit debate; specifically, one of a series of resolutions passed by the U.S. Congress that tabled without discussion petitions regarding slavery (1836–40).
Traditional court and religious music of Japan.
Gagarin, Yury (Alekseyevich)
Soviet cosmonaut.
Gahadavala dynasty
(c. 1050–​c. 1250) One of the many ruling families of North India on the eve of the 12th–13th century Muslim conquests.
In Zoroastrianism, any of six festivals occurring at irregular intervals during the year and marking the change of seasons in Iran.
Gaia hypothesis
Model of the Earth in which its living and nonliving parts are viewed as a complex interacting system that can be thought of as a single organism.
Gainsborough, Thomas
British painter.
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