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Medieval Childbirth and Baptism

Medieval Childbirth and Baptism

The concept of childhood in the middle ages and the importance of the child in medieval society is not to be overlooked in history. It is fairly clear from the laws designed specifically for the care of children that childhood was recognized as a distinct phase of development and that, contrary to modern folklore, children were not treated as nor expected to behave as adults.

Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon is a famous archaeological area in the American Southwest. It is located in the region known as the Four Corners, where the states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico meet. This region was historically occupied by Ancestral Puebloan people (better known as Anasazi) and is now part of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Cohesion Strategies: A List of Transitional Words and Phrases

Cohesion Strategies: A List of Transitional Words and Phrases

Here we'll consider how transitional words and phrases can help make our writing clear and cohesive. A key quality of an effective paragraph is unity. A unified paragraph sticks to one topic from start to finish, with every sentence contributing to the central purpose and main idea of that paragraph.

1893 Lynching by Fire of Henry Smith

1893 Lynching by Fire of Henry Smith

Lynchings occurred with regularity in the late 19th century America, and hundreds took place, primarily in the South. Distant newspapers would carry accounts of them, typically as small items of a few paragraphs. One lynching in Texas in 1893 received far more attention. It was so brutal, and involved so many otherwise ordinary people, that newspapers carried extensive stories about it, often on the front page.

Pail and Pale

Pail and Pale

The words pail and pale are homophones: they sound alike but have different meanings. Definitions The noun pail refers to a bucket -- a container for holding and carrying something. The adjective pale means unusually light in color or weak. As a verb, pale means to become pale or to seem weaker or less important.

Definitions and Examples of Filler Words

Definitions and Examples of Filler Words

"A filler word is an apparently meaningless word, phrase, or sound that marks a pause or hesitation in speech. Also known as a pause filler or hesitation form . Some of the common filler words in English are um, uh, er, ah, like, okay, right, and you know . Although filler words "may have fairly minimal lexical content," notes linguist Barbara A.