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The medieval knight was the equivalent of the modern tank.
Knights were also generally the wealthiest of the three types of soldiers.
The boy was usually the son of a knight or of a member of the aristocracy.
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 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation has awarded $5.7 million in grants to four education initiatives aiming to increase parental involvement, graduation rates, technology accessibility, and entrepreneurial thinking among high school students in Miami-Dade County.
PBS and Knight Foundation teamed up to follow the three dozen innovators as they blog about what they are doing to redefine community news.
Knight Foundation challenged universities across the country to find new, creative ways to promote community journalism, and several St.
www.knightfdn.org   (1062 words)

  Frank H. Knight
In it, Knight made his famous distinction between "risk" (randomness with knowable probabilities) and "uncertainty" (randomness with unkowable probabilities), set forth the role of the entrepreneur in a distinctive theory of profit and gave one of the earliest presentations of the the now-famous law of variable proportions in the theory of production.
While irreducibly Neoclassical in a general sense, Knight's peculiar economics were a direct inheritance of his Cornell professor, Herbert J. Davenport and what was then called the "American Psychological School" which sought to ground the Marginalist high theory of Jevons, Wicksteed and the Austrians in the relativist foundations of Thorstein Veblen's methodology.
However, we must grant that Knight's theories of capital (Knight viewed all factors as capital to a greater or lesser degree) and his "public choice" view of political behavior could be said to have persisted in at least some quarters of the modern Chicago School.
cepa.newschool.edu /het/profiles/knight.htm   (1481 words)

  Player's Handbook II Excerpt
A low-level knight is similar to a cross between a fighter and a bard.
As a knight, you are driven to prove your abilities, showcase the code of chivalry as a proper way to live, and defend your allies.
Most knights consider barbarians to be crazed lunatics who lack the honor, self-control, and training to fight in a proper civilized manner, yet a skilled barbarian can earn a knight's grudging respect through deeds in battle.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=dnd/ex/20060501a&page=2   (3856 words)

  knight. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The knight was essentially a military officer, although with the growth of feudalism the term tended to denote the holder of not only a position in the ranks of nobility but also in the ranks of landholders.
The knight generally held his lands by military tenure; thus knight service was a military service, usually 40 days a year, normally expected by an overlord in exchange for each fief held by a knight.
Knighthood was conferred by the overlord with the accolade (a blow, usually with the flat of the sword, on the neck or shoulder); in the later period of feudalism, the ceremony was preceded by the religious ceremony of a vigil before an altar.
www.bartleby.com /65/kn/knight.html   (740 words)

  Knight (chess) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The knight (or colloquially, horse) is a piece in the game of chess, representing a knight (armoured cavalry) and often depicted as a horse's head.
Knights are usually brought into play slightly sooner than bishops, and much sooner than the rooks and the queen.
A knight is approximately equal in strength and value to a bishop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Knight_(chess)   (870 words)

 Knight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sometimes the knights responding to the call were the nobles themselves, and sometimes these men were hired by nobles to fight in their stead; some noblemen were disinclined or unable to fight.
Knights were eligible to wear a white belt and golden spurs as signs of their status.
Knights served mightier lords, usually as vassals, or were hired by them, some had their own castle, others joined a military order or a crusade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Knight   (2846 words)

 Medieval Knights
Knights were professional soldiers, high in the order of chivalry, bearing the most noble arms, and riding the best horses.
Training of a knight began at a very young age, the age of seven, serving as a "Page" until he was 14 years old.
The prospects of a knight were: marriage to a wealthy heiress, inheritance of lands, and service to a noble as a high official.
www.castles-of-britain.com /castle35.htm   (420 words)

Around the age of 13, the boy was apprenticed to a knight and became a squire.
Some squires became knights for performing an outstanding deed on the battlefield, but most were knighted at home by their lord or father when their training was judged to be complete.
Knights were expected to be brave, and honorable, to uphold the honor of women, and to protect the weak.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/history/middleages/knighthood.html   (952 words)

 The Knight
rcite: a Thebian Knight and imprisoned with Palamon at Athens.
Mounted Knights became a professional brotherhood during the middle ages and from this arose the word ‘chivalry’ (from the French cheval, or horse).
The era in which Knights wore various colours and carried banners is long gone but their tradition is still carried on by the horse racing fraternity in which the riders wear various colours i.e., The Oaks, The Prix de l’arc de Triumph, various Derby’s, the Grand National or the Australian Cup being modern day examples.
www.chess-poster.com /english/chesmayne/the_knight.htm   (3244 words)

 Phil Knight Encyclopedia Article @ CompleteIdiots.com (Complete Idiots)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Philip H. Knight (born February 24, 1938) is the co-founder and former CEO of Nike, Inc. and the majority shareholder in Will Vinton Studios, which was renamed Laika Entertainment House in 2005.
Knight is also known for his monetary support of the University of Oregon, where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting in 1959.
Knight stepped down as the company's CEO and President on December 28, 2004, while retaining the position of chairman of the board.
completeidiots.com /encyclopedia/Phil_Knight   (366 words)

 Bob Knight Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Knight began the 2003-2004 college season at Texas Tech 70 victories (809-314) behind former North Carolina coach Dean Smith, who is the all-time winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division I men's college basketball.
Knight learned the game while playing college basketball at Ohio State under the late Hall of Fame coach Fred Taylor who led the Buckeyes to the national championship in 1960 at age 33.
Knight is truly a legend; 16 of his former assistant coaches have become head coaches at the collegiate level.
www.hoophall.com /halloffamers/Knight.htm   (950 words)

 Phil Knight: The Force Behind Nike
Knight isn't wearing his ever-present Oakley sunglasses (he's rarely photographed without them), which is a bonus, as his pale blue eyes open wide and sparkle when a topic engages him.
Knight was raised in Portland, the son of a lawyer turned newspaper publisher.
Knight laughs uncomfortably and reaches for his watch as if embarrassed to have committed two personal transgressions: He reflected out loud, and he exposed a small corner of his heart.
www.stanfordalumni.org /news/magazine/1997/janfeb/articles/knight.html   (3843 words)

The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time; in medieval Latin, the ordinary word miles (soldier) was equivalent to "knight." This pre-eminence of cavalry was correlative with the decline of infantry on the battlefield.
The career of a knight was costly, requiring personal means in keeping with the station; for a knight had to defray his own expenses in an age when the sovereign had neither treasury nor war budget at his disposal.
The "vow of the Swan" of 1306, was instituted during the feast of the dubbing of the son of Edward I. It was before God and the swan that the old king swore with his knights to avenge on Scotland the murder of his lieutenant.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03691a.htm   (1938 words)

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These 11 songs - three would reappear on his albums - set the template for his work: Knight, a former coal-mine-reclamation inspector, writes mostly dark tales of rural guys struggling to come to grips with change and loss, and the desperate measures they - and their women - can be driven to.
Knight displays his keen ability to tell stories, creating imagery that makes it seem like he is living the song.
It’s just Knight and his guitar, and from the chilling opening growl of “where the hell’s the sun” Knight is as compelling as anyone on the scene.
www.chrisknight.net   (1628 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Etheridge Knight
Etheridge Knight was born in Corinth, Mississippi, in 1931.
The book was a success, and Knight soon joined such poets as Amiri Baraka, Haki Madhubuti, and Sonia Sanchez (to whom he was once married) in what came to be called the Black Arts Movement.
Knight's books and oral performances drew both popular and critical acclaim, and he received honors from such institutions as the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/158   (418 words)

 knight - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Knight, mounted man-at-arms of medieval Europe, who served a king or other feudal superior, usually in return for the tenure of a tract of land, but...
Arthurian Legend, group of tales in several languages that concern the legendary King Arthur of the Britons, his realm, and the knights of his inner...
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 Piececlopedia: Knight
The Knight has remained the same since Chaturanga, which is widely regarded as the first form of Chess.
The Chinese Chess Knight is a hippogonal stepper.
The square-board Knight is a root 5 leaper.
www.chessvariants.org /piececlopedia.dir/knight.html   (761 words)

 SI.com - NCAA Basketball - Timeline: Bob Knight controversies - Tuesday February 3, 2004 5:41PM
Knight later claims to have kicked the chair, and not his son.
March 24, 1998: Knight receives three technical fouls in a home loss to Illinois on Feb. 24 and is ejected by referee Ted Valentine, whose officiating Knight later calls the "greatest travesty" he has seen in his 33 years as a college coach.
Knight is later cited for failing to report an accident and hunting without a license
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2004/basketball/ncaa/02/03/knight.timeline   (1176 words)

 Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will refocus its work as a digital media center for Latin American and Caribbean journalism and expand its efforts to serve as an incubator for new journalism organizations.
The gathering, dedicated to raising journalism standards in Latin America and the Caribbean, is organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas.
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Open Society Institute's Network Media Program held the conference, "Press Freedom Monitoring and Advocacy in Latin America," on Sept. 22-23, 2007, at the University of Texas at Austin.
knightcenter.utexas.edu   (466 words)

 Knight set to tie Smith on coaching ladder - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pat Knight will be beside his father Saturday, his first chance to tie Dean Smith as the all-time winningest Division I men's coach with 879 victories.
Knight has garnered headlines for his accomplishments and for his volatile temper.
That mind-set is fine with Pat Knight, who graduated from Indiana five years before his father was fired in September 2000 for what school officials called a violation of a zero-tolerance behavior policy.
www.usatoday.com /sports/college/mensbasketball/2006-12-23-knight-smith-almost-tied_x.htm   (896 words)

 Knight defends slap, would do it again - College Basketball - MSNBC.com
Knight, with a history of chair-throwing, referee baiting and run-ins with school officials, was not available for comment to The Associated Press before Tuesday night’s home game against Arkansas-Little Rock.
Knight patted Darryl Dora on the back of the head and gave him two light swats on the behind as the senior jogged from the bench to the foul line late in the first half.
Knight was fired for what Indiana officials called a violation of a zero-tolerance behavior policy shortly after he grabbed the arm of a student who greeted him on campus by saying, “Hey, what’s up, Knight?”
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15708145   (1031 words)

 Ramtha, J.Z. Knight
Knight claims that spirit or consciousness can "design thoughts" which can be "absorbed" by the brain and constructed "holographically".
Knight not only has rewritten the book on neurology, she has also rewritten the book on archaeology and history.
He said he'd be back and he kept his promise by coming to Knight in 1977 while she was in her pyramidiot phase.
skepdic.com /channel.html   (3490 words)

 Son of gay marriage foe weds in San Francisco / Sen. Knight wrote state law banning same-sex unions
David Knight, son of the state senator who was the author of the California ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, defied his father's law and wed his partner of 10 years Tuesday in a quiet ceremony attended by just two friends in San Francisco City Hall.
Knight and Lazzaro said the ceremony Tuesday reaffirmed the commitment they had made two years ago in a civil union ceremony in Vermont.
Knight, a shy 42-year-old cabinetmaker and former Air Force fighter pilot, broke his long silence on his father's politics in 2000 to denounce Prop.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/03/10/MNGCR5HRLD1.DTL   (717 words)

 Knight Capital Group | Our Firm | Media Center | Press Releases
Knight Technical Research will study and evaluate price and volume momentum along with sentiment and time cycles.
Knight is a leading provider of comprehensive trade execution and asset management services.
Knight strives to be a valued partner by providing superior service and continually enhancing its offering to meet client needs.
www.knight.com /MediaCenter/PressReleases.asp?releaseID=775194   (1058 words)

 The Steps of Knighthood   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When a boy born by a knight turns six or seven he is sent from his home to a near by castle.
It was said, "As fear of the lance drives back the unarmed, so the knight drives back the enemies of the church." As for the sword, it was said that, "The two edges of the sword show that the knight serves God and the people." Then the knight was free to roam.
Knights were a great means of fighting until guns and cannons replaced them.
www.kyrene.k12.az.us /schools/Brisas/sunda/ma/1jake.htm   (697 words)

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