The violin is an incredibly versatile musical instrument, allowing for music of great passion and incredible delicacy. salutes violinists, and encourages you to listen to music featuring violins. If you’re feeling particularly brave, why not try to learn to play?
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|Definition:||(adjective) Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish.|
|Synonyms:||deluxe, opulent, princely, luxurious|
|Usage:||The sumptuous homes of the wealthy were full of gilding and ornament.|
|Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of President Abraham Lincoln, was a tragic figure of the American Civil War period. As First Lady, she was criticized for her use of taxpayers' money in refurbishing the White House and was even accused of harboring Confederate sympathies. She struggled with depression after witnessing her husband's assassination and suffering the deaths of three of her children, and she was committed to an insane asylum for several months in 1875|
|According to tradition, St. Lucy, or Santa Lucia, was born in Syracuse, Sicily, in the 3rd or 4th century. Her day is widely celebrated in Sweden as Luciadagen, which marks the official beginning of the Christmas season. It is traditional to observe Luciadagen by dressing the oldest daughter in the family in a white robe tied with a crimson sash. Candles are set into her crown, which is covered withlingonberry leaves. The "Lucia Bride" wakes each member of the household on the morning of December 13 with a tray of coffee and special saffron buns or ginger cookies.|
1884 - Percy Everitt received a patent for the first coin-operated weighing machine.
1913 - It was announced by authorities in Florence, Italy, that the "Mona Lisa" had been recovered. The work was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1911.
1918 - U.S. President Wilson arrived in France, becoming the first chief executive to visit a European country while holding office.
1928 - George Gershwin's musical work "An American in Paris" was premiered by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
1961 - The Beatles signed with manager Brian Epstein.
1978 - The Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony U.S. dollar. The coin began circulation the following July.
1989 - South African President F.W. de Klerk met for the first time with imprisoned African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, at de Klerk's office in Cape Town.
1997 - The Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA, was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa participate in a charity run down a slope at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. Organisers say 250 skiing Santas raised $2,700 for charity at the event.
knit, 6 - 24 mths
recipe, reindeer poop cookies
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Australian: Hello,Gi'day, Buon giorno, Kalimera, Gello, Hi or Yo
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