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  Mark article - Mark Biblical Measurement Currency Geography Literature Legend Slang - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mark the Evangelist - one of the gospel writers of the life of Jesus Christ.
Gospel of Mark - the gospel of Mark the Evangelist.
Mark is a King of Cornwall in Arthurian legend.
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 Mark (county) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mark was a medieval territory that is recalled in the Märkischer Kreis district (formed in 1975) of today's North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in lands north of the Ruhr River.
In 1368 Mark was united with the duchy of Cleves on the western banks of the Rhine.
In 1510 the heir to the throne of Mark-Cleves married the daughter of the duke of Berg.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mark_(earldom)   (343 words)

 Mark -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)) Mark is a (A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom) King of (A hilly county in southwestern England) Cornwall in (The legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot) Arthurian legend.
A " (A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)) mark" - the slang term for the victim of a (A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property) con game or as an intended victim of an (Murder of a public figure by surprise attack) assassination.
To mark in (A football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal) association football (or soccer) is to have a player follow an opposing striker or other prominent player, and attempt to prevent them getting control of the ball and/or scoring.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/M/Ma/Mark.htm   (708 words)

 Unna (district) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The area of the Unna district belonged to the earldom Mark, which after its end changed to belong to Prussia.
Geographically it covers area east of Dortmund, thus it marks the east end of the Ruhr area.
The coat of arms of the district are a combination of the two symbols of the earldom Mark, the red-white checkered bar and the lion.
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Mark Twain wrote those chapters, and while they are not history, but fiction, they are based upon fact, and the picture they present of family hardship and struggle is not overdrawn.
Mark Twain tells us how, when he was getting along pretty well, his chief one day turned on him suddenly with this "settler": "What is the shape of Walnut Bend?" He might as well have asked me my grandmother's opinion of protoplasm.
These he generally signed "Mark Twain." Naturally, the younger pilots amused themselves by imitating Sellers, and when Sam Clemens wrote abroad burlesque of the old man's contributions, relating a perfectly impossible trip, supposed to have been made in 1763 with a Chinese captain and a Choctaw crew, it was regarded as a masterpiece of wit.
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 MARCH (MONTH) - LoveToKnow Article on MARCH (MONTH)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The importance of music on the march is attested further by the almost universal practice of singing or whistling marching songs, and even playing them on concertinas, andc., in the absence of the band and drums.
The word appears to have been first used in this sense in the 8th century, and the earliest mark or march districts were tracts of land on the borders of the Carolingian Empire.
It is at this time that we hear first of the Spanish mark (marca his panica) and the Bavarian mark (marca bajoariae).
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 EARLS OF SUSSEX - LoveToKnow Article on EARLS OF SUSSEX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The latter was created earl of Sussex by King Stephen, and the third penny of that county was confirmed to him by an instrument of the reign of Henry II., in which however, he is styled earl of Arundel, a designation by which he was more generally known.
His grandson William, 3rd earl of Sussex, was one of King Johns sureties for the observance of Magna Carta; and the earldom remained in his family till 1243, when it reverted to the Crown on the death of Hugh de Albini, Ith earl of the line (see AaUNDEL, EARLS or).
He was succeeded in the earldom of Sussex by his son James, on whose death without issue in 1671 the title became extinct.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SU/SUSSEX_EARLS_OF.htm   (828 words)

 Mark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mark is said to have traveled to Italy, and the name has always been popular there, especially in Venice, where the famous church of St. Mark is located.
Mark the Evangelist - one of the gospel writers of the life of Jesus.
When a trademark is used as a brand name to identify a product, or a service mark is used to identify the producer of services, either type is commonly referred to as a mark.
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 Mark (earldom)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After moving the court to the castle of Mark (close to the present city of Hamm) in 1198 the rulers called themselves "counts of Mark".
The territory of Mark was long time restricted to the lands between the Ruhr and Lippe rivers ("Lower Mark").
New territories in the north ("Higher Mark") were gained during the 14th century in wars against the bishopric principality of Münster.
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Mark or march (or various plural forms of these words) are derived from the Frankish word marka ("boundary") and refer to an area along a border, e.g.
It seems in Old English "mark" meant "boundary", or "sign of a boundary", and the meaning later evolved into "sign in general", "impression or trace forming a sign".
The word "mark" in the sense of borderland is a modern borrowing from German Mark.
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Earldoms at the edge of a realm were called "Mark".
The English earldoms on the Welsh border were considered on the frontier and were called the Marches.
For example, the early Chester earldom was called the March of Chester, and the earl was called the Marcher Earl, or Earl Marcher, but he was not a Marquis.
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 Book Mark Net Mark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Gospel of Mark - the gospel of Makr the Evangelist.
A Mafk or "Earldom" - medieval state in Westphalia, part of the Holy Roman Empire.
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 The Earldom of Menteith
The earldom of Menteith, which takes its name from the district, is one of the most ancient of the Scottish titles of nobility, and dates from the beginning of the twelfth century, while the oldest English earldom—that of Huntingdon—is three hundred years, and the oldest barony—De Ros—is a hundred and fifty years, later.
This famous earldom has been borne successively by three of the most distinguished families of Scotland—the Red Comyns, the royal Stewarts, and the gallant Grahams—and is associated with a great part of the most important and interesting events in the history of the country.
He was one of the nobles who escorted the young Queen Mary to France in 1550, and was probably selected to be one of her guardians during the voyage in consequence of her having had a temporary refuge in one of the islands on the Lake of Menteith in the immediate vicinity of his residence.
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 The Erskines of Buchan and Cardross
The wife of Earl John, a daughter of the Earl of Fife, was the high-spirited lady who placed the crown on the head of Robert Bruce, in virtue of a privilege, which, since the time of Malcolm Canmore, had belonged to her family.
The earldom of Buchan devolved upon his brother, MURDOCH, Duke of Albany, at whose execution, in 1425, it was forfeited to the Crown.
His eldest son was of course heir to the earldom of Mar, and the second, by his marriage, had already become Earl of Buchan.
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 pp271-284Memoirs of Bishop Hildesley, 1799
MARK HILDESLEY, rector of Murston, succeeded the Rev. Samuel Symmonds,
MARK, the son of Mark and Avis Hildesley, was baptized.
The Epitaph subjoined, for the Mother of the bishop, is inscribed on a flat stone, in the south part of the church-yard at Bromley, in Kent.
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 Mark Addy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mark - if you think a particular article should be featured, it has to go through the a special process.
Mark, if you are implying that the Demons are an indecent and unpopular team, i shall have to slap you.
Mark Ryan is the one which is the relic.
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 Luke Sharp interviews Mark Twain for Idler Magazine 1892   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is quite possible that to this day Mark Twain is under the impression that I was engaged in a pleasant piece of fooling at Bateman's that night, and believed himself to be just as pleasantly checkmating me. Of course, he saw through the whole business.
Mark Twain brought into France with him a huge package of boxes of cigars and tobacco which he took, personal charge of when he placed it on the deck while he lit a fresh cigar he put his foot on this package so as to be sure of its safety.
In San Francisco the men of the Call told me many legends of Mark's apprenticeship in their paper five and twenty years ago--how he was a reporter, delightfully incapable of reporting according to the needs of the day.
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 The Boys' Life of Mark Twain
Mark Twain used to say that he had had nine narrow escapes from drowning, and it was at this early age that he was brought home one afternoon in a limp state, having been pulled from a deep hole in Bear Creek by a slave girl.
Mark Twain's mother was the original of Aunt Polly in the story of Tom Sawyer, an outspoken, keen-witted, charitable woman, whom it was good to know.
A reader of Mark Twain's Mississippi book gets the impression that the author was a boy of about seventeen when he started to learn the river, and that he was painfully ignorant of the great task ahead.
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Mark Bradley (E83) appointed by the DTI to help promote exports in North Africa and Cabinet Office agency COI to find corporate sponsors for government initiatives.
Mark Gargan (J78) and Damien Lochrane (J74) were appointed Recorders in late 2001.
Mark Gargan was appointed Recorder on the North Eastern Circuit, and Damien Lochrane Recorder on the Midland Circuit.
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 SINCLAIR HISTORY AND GENEALOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mark Anderson of Cape Town, South Africa, has contributed a brief "History of the Sinclairs" for publication here.
The Earldom of Orkney was granted to Henry Sinclair by King Haco VI of Norway in 1379.
In 1470, the family hold on the Earldom of Orkney was lost when King James III of England forced the family to cede the barony to him.
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 The Name of Lyon ~ 2
The red tongue and claws on the left became permanent somewhere along the way, and the double tressure flory-counterflory was introduced, with royal permission, to mark the royal marriage that had taken place a few generations earlier.
The most famous example is perhaps in the arms of Abernethy, where the red lion of Fife was differenced for the cadet line that held the lands and town of Abernethy and took its name.
If to the basic arms of the earldom of Fife, Or a lion rampant Gules, is added a double tressure flory-counterflory Gules, the result is the well-known coat of the King of Scots.
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 Graf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A ''Markgraf'', or ''Margrave'', originally functioned as the military governor of a Carolingian ''"Mark"'' (or MarchesMarch), a medieval/ border province.
Most Marks and, consequently, Margraves had their base on the Eastern border of the Carolingian and later, Holy Roman Empire.
In Central Europe the most important provinces (so-called) became the ''"Mark Brandenburg"'' and the original territory of Austria (located mostly in modern Lower Austria), which in Latin had the name ''Marchia Orientalis'', the "eastern borderland".
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 Mark - OneLook Dictionary Search
Mark, mark : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Phrases that include Mark: question mark, bench mark, mark up, high water mark, service mark, more...
Words similar to Mark: grade, scar, brand, check, chump, commemorate, crisscross, cross, denounce, deutschmark, differentiate, distinguish, fish, fool, gull, label, marked, marker, marking, mug, more...
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 A Mark Twain Biography. Complete by Albert Bigelow Paine eBook by BookRags
It was two years later that he met Jane Lampton; whose mother was a Casey —­a Montgomery-Casey whose father was of the Lamptons (Lambtons) of Durham, England, and who on her own account was reputed to be the handsomest girl and the wittiest, as well as the best dancer, in all Kentucky.
As for the Lamptons, there is an earldom in the English family, and there were claimants even then in the American branch.
All these things were worth while in Kentucky, but it was rare Jane Lampton herself—­gay, buoyant, celebrated for her beauty and her grace; able to dance all night, and all day too, for that matter—­that won the heart of John Marshall Clemens, swept him off his feet almost at the moment of their meeting.
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 Book Mark Net Mark Html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the mid 15th century Booc s began to be produced by block printing in western Europe (the technique had been known in theEast centuries ear...
A Mak or "Earldom" - medieval state in Westphalia, part of the Holy Roman Empire.
HTML is usually authored in a text editor and stored in a text file with a name usually ending in ".html" or ".htm".
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The annuity for the Hebrides—the 'Annual of Norway'— having fallen much in arrear, protracted negotiations led up to an arrangement for the marriage of Margaret, daughter of Christian I of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, to James III of Scotland.
William Sinclair, the last of the Orkney earls, excambed the landed estates of the earldom for subjects on the mainland, and the former were, on 17th February 1471, annexed to the Crown with a condition against alienation, 'except alenarily to ane of ye kingis sonis of lauchfull bed'.
This transaction dealt with the lands of the earldom, and could affect neither the sovereignty of the islands nor the laws to which they were subject.
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 Mark Twain: A Biography, by Albert Bigelow Paine (chapter1)
More lately there was a Gregory Clemens, an English landowner who became a member of Parliament under Cromwell and signed the death-warrant of Charles I. Afterward he was tried as a regicide, his estates were confiscated, and his head was exposed on a pole on the top of Westminster Hall.
Perhaps the line could be traced, and its various steps identified, but, after all, an ancestor more or less need not matter when it is the story of a descendant that is to be written.
Many of the characteristics that made Mark Twain famous were inherited from his mother.
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 Mark Twain: A Biography, by Albert Bigelow Paine
The reader may be assured, where discrepancies occur, that the writer of this memoir has obtained his data from direct and positive sources: letters, diaries, accountbooks, or other immediate memoranda; also from the concurring testimony of eye-witnesses, supported by a unity of circumstance and conditions, and not from hearsay or vagrant printed items.
In The Gilded Age we have Mark Twain’s picture of Squire Hawkins and Obedstown, written from descriptions supplied in later years by his mother and his brother Orion; and, while not exact in detail, it is not regarded as an exaggerated presentation of east Tennessee conditions at that time.
Perhaps it is not adding to Mark Twain’s reputation to say that the boy Sam Clemens—a pretty small boy, a good deal less than twelve at this time—was the leader of this unhallowed band; yet any other record would be less than historic.
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 Mark Twain - The American Claimant Page 45   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And he couldn't get any further than that form of words; it seemed to dam his flow, utterly.
Tracy dissembled his joy, though he wanted to thank the chair-maker for that last remark.
You are opposed to aristocracies, yet you'd take an earldom if you could.
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 The Boys' Life of Mark Twain - I. The Family of John Clemens (by Paine)
The one selected by John and Jane Clemens had two main rooms and a lean-to kitchen–a small place and lowly–the kind of a place that so often has seen the beginning of exalted lives.
Mark Twain Arranges for His Biography • LX.
This complete text of The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine is in the public domain.
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