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A bark is a sailing vessel with three masts. The three large British White Star liners "Titanic," "Olympic" and "Britannic" were the largest ships afloat for over twenty years between 1913 and 1935. Who were The Big Three during World War II?

The State of German Literature, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1839-1857).

QUOTATION: The three great elements of modern civilization, gunpowder, printing, and the Protestant religion. Continue reading The State of German Literature, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1839-1857).

My Thirty Years

QUOTATION: Three characteristics mark all confirmed expatriates: Continue reading My Thirty Years

Land of the Pharaohs (1955).

QUOTATION: Three million of such stones would be needed before the work was done.

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Once when great Caesar went to war

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

Once when great Caesar went to war,
He won without a struggle;
He came, he saw, he conquered,
But he never learnt to juggle.

……Author unknown
Venividivici (I came, I saw, I conquered) is a Latin sentence phrase which reportedly extends from a letter Julius Caesar wrote to the Roman Senate after achieving victory in his short war

Three legged Willie

History and Genealogy of Williamson County, Texas. Continue reading Three legged Willie

Nine Worthies

 
"Nine worthies were they called, of different rites Continue reading Nine Worthies

The Big Three

Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin

Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin

Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin — the leaders of the three major Allied powers—were known during World War II as the Big Three.

The Treaty of Versailles, What Did the Big Three Want?
The Treaty of Versailles, Terms of the Treaty 2/2

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igloo

[Inuit,=house]. The Eskimos traditionally had three types of houses. A summer house, which was basically a tent, a winter house, which was usually partially dug into the ground and covered with earth; and a snow or ice house. The latter was a dome-shaped dwelling constructed of blocks of snow placed in an ascending spiral with a low tunnel entrance. Although it can provide adequate protection for weeks in severe cold, it was used almost exclusively as a temporary shelter while traveling.

Washington, George (1732-1799)

On his death bed he final words were – “‘Tis well.” George Washington was a hero of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States. Some have claimed that Washington requested a Bible with his dying breath, but neither his doctors nor his private secretary recorded any such request, and they were all with him until the moment he died. Washington did tell one of his physicians, “Doctor, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go. My breath cannot last long.” A short time later, he expressed concern that he not be buried alive, “I am just going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put into the vault in less than three days after I am dead. Do you understand?” “Yes, sir,” the doctor replied. “‘Tis well,” answered Washington.