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  • achaemenidian — ach·ae·me·nid·i·an …   English syllables

  • armlet — /ahrm lit/, n. 1. an ornamental band worn on the arm, esp. a bracelet worn high on the arm, rather than on the wrist. 2. a little inlet or arm: an armlet of the sea. [1525 35; ARM1 + LET] * * * ▪ jewelry       decorative band, usually of gold,… …   Universalium

  • Colchis — /kol kis/, n. an ancient country in Asia, S of the Caucasus and bordering on the Black Sea: the land of the Golden Fleece and of Medea in Greek mythology. * * * Ancient region on the Black Sea. Now the western part of the Republic of Georgia,… …   Universalium

  • torque — /tawrk/, n., v., torqued, torquing. n. 1. Mech. something that produces or tends to produce torsion or rotation; the moment of a force or system of forces tending to cause rotation. 2. Mach. the measured ability of a rotating element, as of a… …   Universalium

  • Clazomenae — Ancient Ionian Greek city, Anatolia. Founded on the mainland, the city was subsequently moved to a nearby island. Part of the Ionian Dodecapolis, it was known for its painted terra cotta sarcophagi (6th century BC). During the 5th century BC it… …   Universalium

  • Hydaspes, Battle of the — ▪ 326 BC       (326 BC), fourth and last pitched battle fought by Alexander the Great during his campaign of conquest in Asia. It took place after Alexander s conquest of the Achaemenidian Empire and immediately before his army began the journey… …   Universalium