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  Serpent Model Racing Cars - Main
The third running of the annual Serpent Nations Cup took place over the weekend in beautiful sunshine at the Monsanto track in Lisbon, Portugal, where 16 teams representing seven Nations gathered to race for the pride of their country.
Serpent hosted the first official Grand Prix event for their unique F180 formula car over the weekend.
The Grand Prix was held as part of the annual Serpent Nations Cup event which took place at the Monsanto track in Lisbon, Portugal.
www.serpent.com   (266 words)

  
  OHS - Places - Serpent Mound   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Atop a plateau overlooking the Brush Creek Valley, Serpent Mound is the largest and finest serpent effigy in the United States.
The head of the serpent is aligned to the summer solstice sunset and the coils also may point to the winter solstice sunrise and the equinox sunrise.
Serpent Mound is on State Route 73, six miles north of State Route 32 and 20 miles south of Bainbridge in Adams County.
www.ohiohistory.org /places/serpent   (408 words)

  
 Serpent home page
Serpent and Rijndael are somewhat similar; the main difference is that Rijndael is faster (having fewer rounds) but Serpent is more secure.
Serpent is now completely in the public domain, and we impose no restrictions on its use.
Serpent Page has some further test vectors in the NESSIE format.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~rja14/serpent.html   (585 words)

  
 Archaeological Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Serpent mound, stretching a quarter mile long, is the largest serpent effigy (representation of an image) known to this day.
It is located in the Serpent Mound State Memorial and is accessible to the public.
Another indication that the Adena Indians built serpent mound was the Adena burial mounds that were located near Serpent Mound.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/northamerica/serpent.html   (492 words)

  
  THE SERPENT AS DIVINITY
The serpent Typhon is the youngest son of Gaea and Tartarus in Greek legend.
The second descent of the serpent was a voluntary down-coming, to release the spiritual forces; and the Bible story of the serpent in the garden is an account of this appearance.
The serpent would correspond to what is unconscious and incapable of becoming conscious, but which, as the collective unconscious seems to possess a wisdom of its own and a knowledge that is often felt to be supernatural.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Delphi/5789/serpent.htm   (18704 words)

  
  Serpent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Serpents figured prominently in archaic Greek myths too: the myth-element of Laocoon, the ancient Hydra that was battled by Heracles, the serpent of the oldest Delphic oracle.
The chthonic serpent was one of the earth-animals associated with the cult of Mithras.
The tribal initiation of the shaman, the archetype of the serpent, exemplifies the death of the self and a transcendent rebirth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Serpent   (1688 words)

  
 The Serpent   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Serpents were made primarily in two forms: the "church" serpent (those pictured here), and the "military" serpent, which is intended to be held sideways (for playing on horseback).
Serpents were mainly made to sound in 8' C or Bb, although the rare contrabass serpent (in 16' C, sometimes called the Anaconda) was sometimes encountered.
The serpent was eventually replaced by the ophicleide (whose name means "serpent with keys"), which has a conical metal bore, and large tone holes in acoustically useful (approximately) positions.
www.contrabass.com /pages/serpent.html   (305 words)

  
 Serpent (cipher) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Serpent is a symmetric key block cipher which was a finalist in the Advanced Encryption Standard contest, where it came second to Rijndael.
Serpent was designed so that all operations can be executed in parallel, using 32 1-bit slices.
Serpent was widely viewed as taking a more conservative approach to security than the other AES finalists, opting for a larger security margin: the designers deemed 16 rounds to be sufficient against known types of attack, but specified 32 rounds as insurance against future discoveries in cryptanalysis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Serpent_(cipher)   (188 words)

  
 Serpent   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The serpent in this case was not necessarily a beast of the field.
Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse's heels so that its rider shall fall backward.
Isaiah 27:1 is the star constellation of the serpent and Isaiah 30:6 is a symbol.
www.potts.net.au /Stand/satan/OT_Serpent.htm   (1227 words)

  
 SERPENT - Definition
Note: The serpents are mostly long and slender, and move partly by bending the body into undulations or folds and pressing them against objects, and partly by using the free edges of their ventral scales to cling to rough surfaces.
It has been well remarked regarding this temptation: "A real serpent was the agent of the temptation, as is plain from what is said of the natural characteristic of the serpent in the first verse of the chapter (3:1), and from the curse pronounced upon the animal itself.
But that Satan was the actual tempter, and that he used the serpent merely as his instrument, is evident (1) from the nature of the transaction; for although the serpent may be the most subtle of all the beasts of the field, yet he has not the high intellectual faculties which the tempter here displayed.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/serpent   (555 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Serpent.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is said that the serpent, when it is old, has the power of growing young again like the eagle,” by casting its slough, which is done by squeezing itself between two rocks.
The egg was hatched by the warmth, and the young serpent stung its benefactor.
Fennel is said to be the favourite food of serpents, with the juice of which it restores its sight when dim.
www.bonus.com /contour/bartlettqu/http@@/www.bartleby.com/81/15127.html   (724 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - serpent (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
serpent, term sometimes used to designate the larger species of snakes in mythology and folklore, a name often applied to any sinuous, crawling creature, chiefly to a snake.
No sea serpents have been discovered to substantiate the legends about them, although some accounts, such as stories of the so-called Loch Ness monster in Scotland, have received wide publicity.
In religion and art, the serpent sometimes symbolizes Satan (Rev. 20.2), or the phallus (see phallic worship).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/serpent.html   (204 words)

  
 The History of the Euphonium
Deriving its name from its snake-like shape, the serpent was constructed of either wood, brass, or silver and played with a deep-cup mouthpiece made of horn or ivory.
A serpent had six finger holes to change pitches and was used most often as a supporting voice for the tenor and bass in church choirs.
A serpent player had to have had an excellent sense of pitch because the intonation of the instrument was a serious problem.
www.lowbrassnmore.com /euponiumhistory.htm   (999 words)

  
 Sheila R
The seed of Serpent came forth as a plant, and the seed of the Serpent, the seeds of the Serpent are the spiritual molecules of earth that are suppose to stay down and be the foundation that the seed of Jehovah's life is planted in.
Leviathan is the Primordial Serpent's hand, and the Fiery Serpent is the fingers of that hand, and the Fiery Serpent is the extension of Leviathan in the individual.
But when that Fiery Serpent ascends into the right side of the heart center, which is where Satan's sea is flowing freely, that Fiery Serpent becomes seaweed, the weed that is under the sea, or the weed that is activated by the sea.
members.aol.com /Abel2BAdam/Transcripts/517JezebelPt3.htm   (18611 words)

  
 Serpent
By her association with the serpent, she is considered by Christians to have committed the original sin.
The special female oracle at the Apollonian shrine continued to be called the Pythia [pythoness] in commemoration of the subjugation of the serpent, perhaps a naga.
In these kinds of myths, the serpent embodies a certain energy or force of nature that cannot be subdued by the powers of mind alone.
www.khandro.net /animal_serpent.htm   (2907 words)

  
 MYSTERIOUS WORLD: Spring 2003: Serpent Mound Part I: Great Serpent
In layman's terms, Serpent Mound was strategically placed to command a view of the foothills of the Appalachian mountains to the east, and the open, fertile plains in the west.
The Serpent Mound acropolis is made up of shallow, stony and acidic soil, whereas the soil just to the west of the ridge is made up of loam and flood-deposited sediments, and one-half mile south of the mound the soil is made up of 10-20 inches of wind-deposited loess.
Serpent Mound State Memorial is located 10 miles north of the town of Peebles in Adams County, Ohio.
www.mysteriousworld.com /Journal/2003/Spring/SerpentMound   (3838 words)

  
 Serpent   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Basilisk, the venomous "king of serpents" with the glance that kills, was hatched by a serpent, Pliny and others thought, from the egg of a cock.
The dual -an ending specifies that the idol was of two snakes upon the pole, the familiar entwined snakes on the staff that survived in Hermes' caduceus and the staff of Aesclepias.
In Matthew 23:33, Jesus observes, "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of Gehenna?" ("Hell" is the usual translation of Jesus' word Gehenna.) The snake is henceforth demonized as a symbol of evil in Christianity.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Serpent.htm   (1618 words)

  
 Le Monde Du Serpent: A Review
The distinctive timbre and character of the serpent seemed to have been permanently consigned to obscurity until 1970, when the Englishman Christopher Monk decided to learn to perform seriously on one that he had acquired and restored.
Serpents are so "low tech" that even my modern, school-issued reproduction felt ancient when I practiced or performed on it.
Mechanically, there is really nothing to a serpent: two snake-like pieces of carved wood fitted together and covered in a nice leather wrapper, with a long, brass bocal and a trombone-sized ivory mouthpiece.
www.trombone.org /articles/library/viewarticles.asp?ArtID=242   (1274 words)

  
 Strong Encryption Package, Serpent
Serpent was designed by Ross Anderson, Eli Biham and Lars Knudsen as a candidate for the Advanced Encryption Standard.
This means that Serpent should be safe against as yet unknown attacks that may be capable of breaking the standard 16 rounds used in many types of encryption today.
Serpent is a 128-bit block cipher, meaning that data is encrypted and decrypted in 128-bit chunks.
www.tropsoft.com /strongenc/serpent.htm   (1124 words)

  
 SERPENT 960
On the Serpent 960 the rear roll center is adjustable through the use of offset composite inserts, which position the wishbone pivot pins of the lower wishbones.
The rear body mount on the Serpent 960 is connected in several different ways to increase or decrease the downforce transmitted from the body to the rear wheels.
The receiver mounting position on the Serpent 960 may be in two different positions, depending on whether you choose the laydown throttle servo mounting or the traditional upright throttle servo mounting.
www.serpent-usa.com /gascar/scale1-8/serpent960.htm   (2817 words)

  
 serpent on Encyclopedia.com
Paleomagnetic determination of the age of the serpent mound structure (1).
Serpent Un serpent d'un mètre de long a terrorisé les passagers d'un avion de Qatar Airways s'apprêtant à atterrir à l'aér.
Récolte de venin de serpent Embauchés par les centres de conservation de reptiles, les charmeurs pourraient partager leurs.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s1/serpent.asp   (712 words)

  
 Great Serpent Mound   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mound is the largest serpent effigy in America and one of Ohio's only effigy mounds.
Serpent Mound State Memorial is off state Route 73, about 10 miles north of Peebles in Adams County.
The grass-covered mound is from 2 to 6 feet in height and from 20 to 25 feet in width.
historyohio.org /mound.htm   (770 words)

  
 Did the Garden Serpent Have Legs?
It is widely believed by traditionalists that the Genesis writer's serpent in the Garden of Eden had legs before it tricked Eve into eating from the tree of life, and that the Lord removed the legs in a curse.
Some of those who believe that the Genesis writer thought the serpent had legs, then lost them in the curse, say that…well, the Mesopotamians had serpents with legs in their myths, so the Genesis writer is likely to have believed the same thing.
The Genesis writer may have believed that the serpent had been going about on its belly for the two days since it was created, and that God perhaps might eventually have elevated it to the status of the other beasts of the field by giving it legs, if only it hadn't tricked the woman.
sol.sci.uop.edu /~jfalward/GardenSerpent.htm   (1896 words)

  
 Silver Lake Serpent; Investigative Files (Skeptical Inquirer March 1999)
The serpent was to be constructed of a body about 60 feet long, covered with a waterproof canvas supported on the inside by coiled wire.
A trench was to be dug and gas pipe laid from the basement of a shanty situated on the west side of the lake, to the lake shore.
As it came quite close he saw that the "serpent" was actually a group of six or seven otters swimming in single file, diving and resurfacing to create the serpentine effect.
www.csicop.org /si/9903/silver-lake-serpent.html   (2819 words)

  
 Serpent   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The serpent sheds its skin to be born again, as the moon sheds its shadow to be born again.
The serpent represents the power of life in the field of time, functioning as it does in secular space.
In Genesis, the serpent was the one who brought sin into the world, and the woman was the one who handed the forbidden fruit to man. This identification of the woman with sin, of the serpent with sin, and thus of life with sin, is strongly embedded within the Judaeo-Christian tradition.
www.columbia.edu /ccnmtl/draft/sylvie/dave_presentaion/mmt/augustine/crits/serpent.html   (219 words)

  
 Philologos | The Witness of the Stars | The First Book, Chapter III
He is at one and the same moment shown to be seizing the serpent with his two hands, and treading on the very heart of the scorpion, marked by the deep red star Antares (wounding).
It was the Devil, in the form of a serpent, that robbed the first man of his crown; but in vain he struggled to wrest it from the sure possession of the Second Man. Not only does he fail in the attempt, but is himself utterly defeated and trodden under foot.
This, however, is, doubtless, another perversion of the primitive truth that the Coming One in overcoming the serpent, should become the great healer of all the sorrows of the world, and cause all its groanings to cease.
philologos.org /__eb-tws/chap13.htm   (1769 words)

  
 Tempted by a Serpent
While numerous fingering charts for the serpent have been published, no printed matter can disguise the fact that playing the serpent is an inexact science at best, relying on the steady lip of the performer to get a firm grip on the intonation of any given note.
Only one case is to be excepted: masses for the dead, where the serpent serves to double the dreadful choir of the Dies Irae.
Not only is the distinctive tone of the serpent capable of contributing greatly to instrumental ensembles and choral accompaniment, it also possesses a visual appeal to audiences second to no other instrument, past or present.
www.yeodoug.com /articles/serpent/serpent.html   (1789 words)

  
 The Serpent
But the true bass of the cornett is performed with the serpent, so that one can say that one without the other is a body without a soul.
The serpent was probably invented in 1590 by Edme Guillaume, a canon at Auxerre.
The serpent has six finger holes arranged in two sets of three with a fundamental note of C. Note that without a hole for the thumb, the b and the c at the top of the each octave are both fingered the same, with the difference in pitch being made by lip adjustment.
www.music.iastate.edu /antiqua/serpent.htm   (344 words)

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