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13 Topic Pages Found in History Ancient and starting with the letter L
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solution of film-forming materials, natural or synthetic, usually applied as an ornamental or protective coating. Quick-drying synthetic lacquers are


( lā'shēəm ), Ital. Lazio, region (1990 pop. 5,170,672), 6,642 sq mi (17,203 sq km), central Italy, extending from the Apennines westward to the

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Learning and scholarship

The word has now a rather old-fashioned ring, at least in its general application. In its secondary (but widely used) sense, it denotes a special,

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large unit of the Roman army. It came into prominence c.400 B.C. It originally consisted of 3,000 to 4,000 men drawn into eight ranks: the first six

Leiv Eiriksson, -approximately 1020

( lēf ĕr'ĭksən ), Old Norse Leifr Eiriksson, fl. A.D. 999–1000, Norse discoverer of America, b. probably in Iceland; son of Eric the Red . He spent


in botany, small shrublike tree (Citrus aurantifolia) of the family Rutaceae ( rue family), one of the citrus fruit trees, similar to the lemon but

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(Titus Livius) lĭv'ē , 59 B.C.–A.D. 17, Roman historian, b. Patavium (Padua), probably of noble family. He lived most of his life in Rome. The breadth

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Loki (Norse mythology)

Loki's nature . Loki (‘allure’ or ‘fire’; also known as Loder, Loke, Lokkju, Lopter and Lopti; German Loge), in Nordic myth, was both the oldest and


( lŏm'bərdz, –bärdz ), ancient Germanic people. By the 1st cent. A.D. the Lombards were settled along the lower Elbe. After obscure migrations they

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Lord's Supper

Chief Christian sacrament, in which bread is eaten and wine drunk in memory of the death of Jesus. Other names for it are the Lord's Supper ; Holy