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Name given to the Hawaiian islands by James Cook to honor a certain Earl
A disastrous charge of British cavalry against Russian forces during the Crimean War, inspiring a Tennyson poem and a 1936 movie.
An instrument in the Percussion family, once known as a pianoforte
Owner of a weapon with names such as the Holy Lance and the Spear of Destiny
The fourth longest river in Europe, it flows through Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine before emptying in the Black Sea
A Sufi order from Turkey so named because of the whirling dances they perform to praise Allah
Floating fortress from the novel Gulliver's Travels; name translates to 'The ****'
A term for animal excrement high in phosphorous and nitrogen, often applied to bats
Chiefly Mexican mountain range featured in a Humphrey Bogart movie where you 'don't need no stinkin' badges'
A fictional Caribbean island, the picturesque title destination of a Beach Boys song, first featured in the Tom Cruise film, Cocktail
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A legendary creature of the Jewish tradition; a clay one is said to reside in the Czech city of Prague
Nabataean stronghold carved into a cliff face at Arabah, Jordan; featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Clear, amorphous solid with chemical composition SiO2, often said to become less viscous over time
Landmass first theorized by Ptolemy, though the first landing didn't occur until 1821
Common name for weather system flowing from the Hawaiian Islands to the Pacific coast of North America
A Roman emperor whose namesake wall separated Britain from the tribes of Scotland
The ship found drifting off of Portugal in 1872, mysteriously bereft of all her passengers
Movie with tagline 'A lot can happen between Thursday and Saturday!'
The words ‘marionette’ and ‘puppet’ were merged by Jim Henson to create this now-famous term known by children and adults alike
Antiquated name for tungsten (chemical symbol W) that dates from the 14th century

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Created Oct 26, 2009ReportNominate
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