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Oahu (Hawaii)

Island of Hawaii, USA, in the North Pacific; the third-largest and most populated of the group; area 1,525 sq km/589 sq mi; population (2000) 876,200.

Open Oak

any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus of the family Fagaceae ( beech family). This complex genus includes as many as 600, found chiefly in north

Oakeshott, Michael, 1901-1990

Michael Oakeshott (1901–90) was one of the major political philosophers of the twentieth century. Since his death, there has been a tremendous growth

Oakland (Calif.)

Founded in 1852 and located in California's East Bay, Oakland is one of several cities incorporated in Alameda County. From the beginning, Oakland has

Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926

Annie Oakley was the first American high-profile female sharpshooter. In a time when women's place was most assuredly in the home, subordinate to the

Open Oases

The term "oasis" is often taken in its metaphorical and very broad sense: a spot of life within an inhospitable environment. In that way, it has

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-

Joyce Carol Oates (1938–) states in (Woman) Writer ( 1988 : 6) that writers are vampires of their own lives, so – as one might expect – her extensive


vocal affirmation of the truth of one's statements, generally made by appealing to a deity. From the earliest days of human history, calling upon the

Open Oats

cereal plants of the genus Avena of the family Gramineae ( grass family). Most species are annuals of moist temperate regions. The early history of

Open Obama, Barack (1961 - )
Obama, Barack (1961 - )

Few Americans have risen to prominence in American politics as quickly or as dramatically as Barack Hussein Obama, the forty-fourth president of the