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  • Kinck, Hans Ernst (Norwegian writer)

    Hans E. Kinck, prolific Norwegian novelist, short-story writer, dramatist, essayist, and Neoromanticist whose works reflect his preoccupation with the past and his lifelong interest in national psychology and creative genius. The son of a physician and a peasant’s daughter, Kinck spent many years

  • Kincsem (racehorse)

    Kincsem, (foaled 1874), European racehorse whose total of 54 victories (1876–79) without defeat was into the 1980s the best unbeaten record in the history of flat (Thoroughbred) racing. A mare sired by Cambuscan out of Water Nymph (both English-bred horses), she was foaled in Hungary and raced in

  • Kind and Knox Gelatine Company (American company)

    Rose Markward Knox: …vice president of the reorganized Kind and Knox Gelatine Company. She built a new plant in Camden to produce flavoured gelatin in 1936. Her treatment of employees was notably brisk and fair, and they were remarkably loyal to the firm. The Knox company remained the leading manufacturer and distributor of…

  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (film by Hamer [1949])

    Kind Hearts and Coronets, British comedy, released in 1949, that came to be recognized as one of the best British films of all time. It was noted for its dark humour and for the performance of Alec Guinness, who played eight characters. Ruthlessly ambitious aristocrat Louis Mazzini (played by

  • Kind Lady (film by Sturges [1951])

    John Sturges: Bad, Magnificent, and Great: Kind Lady (1951) was a period suspense film, in which Ethel Barrymore portrayed an elderly art lover who is held prisoner in her home as a group of thieves (Maurice Evans and Angela Lansbury, among others) plot to steal her collection. The People Against O’Hara…

  • Kind of Blue (work by Davis)

    John Coltrane: phase” albums Milestones (1958) and Kind of Blue (1959), both considered essential examples of 1950s modern jazz. (Davis at this point was experimenting with modes—i.e., scale patterns other than major and minor.) His work on these recordings was always proficient and often brilliant, though relatively subdued and cautious.

  • Kind of Loving, A (novel by Barstow)

    Stan Barstow: …success of his first book, A Kind of Loving (1960; film 1962; stage play 1970) enabled him to write full-time. The novel takes a frank look at a working-class man caught in an unhappy marriage. Barstow was among a group of young British writers (including Alan Sillitoe and John Braine)…

  • Kind of Loving, A (film by Schlesinger [1962])

    John Schlesinger: British films: His first feature, A Kind of Loving (1962), was a low-key but effective exercise in the “kitchen-sink” school of drama that was grounded in working-class characters, industrial locales in northern England, and naturalistic performances, filmed with gritty cinematography. Alan Bates starred as draughtsman who struggles with the responsibilities…

  • kind, consciousness of (sociology)

    Franklin H. Giddings: …his doctrine of the “consciousness of kind,” which he derived from Adam Smith’s conception of “sympathy,” or shared moral reactions. In Giddings’s view, consciousness of kind fostered a homogeneous society and resulted from the interaction of individuals and their exposure to common stimuli. Some critics regarded consciousness of kind…

  • Kind, Johann Friedrich (German writer)

    Der Freischütz: Its German libretto by Johann Friedrich Kind is based on a story by Johann August Apel and Friedrich Laun. The opera premiered in Berlin on June 18, 1821.

  • Kind, Phyllis (American art dealer)

    Roger Brown: A Chicago Imagist: In 1970 Chicago art dealer Phyllis Kind began representing Brown, and she gave him his first solo show at her gallery in 1971. Soon after, art critic Franz Schulze, who coined the term imagists for the SAIC-schooled group, included Brown in his book Fantastic Images: Chicago Art Since 1945 (1972),…

  • Kindah (people)

    Kindah, ancient Arabian tribe that was especially prominent during the late 5th and 6th centuries ad, when it made one of the first attempts in central Arabia to unite various tribes around a central authority. The Kindah originated in the area west of ?a?ramawt in southern Arabia. At the end of

  • Kindal Savara (people)

    Savara: …Muli, workers in iron; the Kindal, basket makers; and the Kumbi, potters. The traditional social unit is the extended family, including both males and females descended from a common male ancestor.

  • kindami (Japanese art)

    Fundamiji, (Japanese: “dusted base”, ) in Japanese lacquerwork, variation of the jimaki technique. In this kind of ground decoration, a thick layer of fine gold or silver grains is dusted onto a freshly lacquered surface and, when dry, covered with a clear lacquer. After this has dried, it is

  • Kindat al-Mulūk (people)

    Kindah, ancient Arabian tribe that was especially prominent during the late 5th and 6th centuries ad, when it made one of the first attempts in central Arabia to unite various tribes around a central authority. The Kindah originated in the area west of ?a?ramawt in southern Arabia. At the end of

  • kinde (musical instrument)

    African music: Harps: (Uganda), ardin (Mauritania), kinde (Lake Chad region), and ngombi (Gabon).

  • Kindelberger, Dutch (American aircraft designer)

    P-51: …designer of North American Aviation, J.H. (“Dutch”) Kindelberger, to design a fighter from the ground up rather than produce another fighter, the Curtiss P-40, under license. The result was a trim low-wing monoplane powered by a liquid-cooled in-line Allison engine. Other fighters powered by non-turbo-supercharged Allisons, notably the P-40 and…

  • Kindelberger, J. H. (American aircraft designer)

    P-51: …designer of North American Aviation, J.H. (“Dutch”) Kindelberger, to design a fighter from the ground up rather than produce another fighter, the Curtiss P-40, under license. The result was a trim low-wing monoplane powered by a liquid-cooled in-line Allison engine. Other fighters powered by non-turbo-supercharged Allisons, notably the P-40 and…

  • Kindell, Ty (American musician)

    X: …25, 1953, Decatur, Illinois), guitarist Billy Zoom (original name Ty Kindell; b. February 20, 1948, Savanna, Illinois), and drummer D.J. Bonebrake (b. December 8, 1955, North Hollywood, California). Later members included Dave Alvin (b. November 11, 1955, Los Angeles, California) and Tony Gilkyson.

  • Kinder- und Hausm?rchen (work by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm)

    Grimm’s Fairy Tales, classic and influential collection of folklore by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, first published in two volumes as Kinder- und Hausm?rchen (1812–15; “Children’s and Household Tales”) and later revised and enlarged seven times between 1819 and 1857. The work was first translated into

  • KinderCare Education (American company)

    Michael Milken: He founded Knowledge Universe, Inc., a consumer and business education company, in 1996. In 1998, without admitting guilt, Milken returned $47 million in earnings after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged that he had violated the 1990 order barring him from doing business in the securities…

  • kindergarten (educational division)

    Kindergarten, (German: “children’s garden”, ) educational division, a supplement to elementary school intended to accommodate children between the ages of four and six years. Originating in the early 19th century, the kindergarten was an outgrowth of the ideas and practices of Robert Owen in Great

  • Kindergarten Cop (film by Reitman [1990])

    Linda Hunt: …by Fay Weldon; the comedy Kindergarten Cop (1990), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; and Altman’s Prêt-à-Porter (1994; Ready to Wear). She voiced Grandmother Willow in the Disney animated feature Pocahontas (1995). She played Commander Chennault on the short-lived sci-fi television series Space Rangers (1993–94) and had a

  • Kindergarten Teacher, The (film by Colangelo [2018])

    Gael García Bernal: …included a poetry instructor in The Kindergarten Teacher, an artless thief who breaks into Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology in Museo, and a talk show host in Acusada (The Accused). Among García Bernal’s credits the following year were Ema, about a couple struggling after a failed adoption, and Wasp…

  • Kinderhookian Series (geology)

    Carboniferous Period: Mississippian subsystem: The Kinderhookian Series includes the Hannibal Formation and the Chouteau Group. It is succeeded by the Osagean Series, which includes the Burlington Limestone and overlying Keokuk Limestone. The Meramecan and Chesterian series overlie previous layers. Other well-known Mississippian units in North America include: the Pocono Group…

  • Kinderlieb, Heinrich (German physician and writer)

    Heinrich Hoffmann, German physician and writer who is best known for his creation of Struwwelpeter (“Slovenly Peter”), a boy whose wild appearance is matched by his naughty behaviour. Peter appeared in Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder mit füntzehn sch?n kolorten Tafeln für Kinder von 3–6

  • Kinderlieb, Heinrich (German physician and writer)

    Heinrich Hoffmann, German physician and writer who is best known for his creation of Struwwelpeter (“Slovenly Peter”), a boy whose wild appearance is matched by his naughty behaviour. Peter appeared in Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder mit füntzehn sch?n kolorten Tafeln für Kinder von 3–6

  • Kinderlieb, Reimerich (German physician and writer)

    Heinrich Hoffmann, German physician and writer who is best known for his creation of Struwwelpeter (“Slovenly Peter”), a boy whose wild appearance is matched by his naughty behaviour. Peter appeared in Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder mit füntzehn sch?n kolorten Tafeln für Kinder von 3–6

  • Kinderstück (work by Webern)

    Anton Webern: Life and works: …this system first in his Kinderstück for piano (1924), employing the serial technique thereafter for all further compositions and developing it with severe consistency to its most extreme potential. The instrumental works during that period—String Trio (1927), Symphony (1928), Quartet for Violin, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, and Piano (1930), Concerto for…

  • Kindertotenlieder (work by Rückert)

    Friedrich Rückert: Kindertotenlieder (“Songs on the Deaths of Children”), written in 1834 on the death of his two children and published posthumously in 1872, were set to music as a song cycle by Gustav Mahler in 1902.

  • Kindertransport (European history [1938–1940])

    Kindertransport, (German: “Children Transport”) the nine-month rescue effort authorized by the British government and conducted by individuals in various countries and by assorted religious and secular groups that saved some 10,000 children, under age 17 and most of them Jewish, from Nazi Germany,

  • Kindī, Ya?qūb ibn Is?āq a?-?abā?, al- (Muslim philosopher)

    Ya?qūb ibn Is?āq a?-?abā? al-Kindī, the first outstanding Islāmic philosopher, known as “the philosopher of the Arabs.” Al-Kindī was born of noble Arabic descent and flourished in Iraq under the caliphs al-Ma?mūn (813–833) and al-Mu?ta?im (833–842). He concerned himself not only with those

  • Kindia (Guinea)

    Kindia, town, western Guinea. It lies on the Conakry–Kankan Railway and at the intersection of roads from Conakry, Mamou, Télimélé, and Makeni (Sierra Leone). Founded in 1904 as a collecting point on the railroad, it is now the chief trading centre for the rice, cattle, bananas, pineapples, citrus

  • Kindle (electronic reading device)

    Kindle, portable wireless electronic reading device produced by the American e-commerce company Amazon.com. The Kindle was first released by Amazon.com in 2007 as a new way to read books, magazines, newspapers, and other written material. The Kindle uses a display technology called electronic

  • Kindle 2 (electronic reading device)

    Kindle: com released the Kindle 2, a slimmer reader with more storage capacity, a crisper display, better battery life, a small joysticklike controller, and the ability to convert text to speech. The Authors Guild, a trade group that represents about 9,000 authors, almost immediately succeeded in having the Kindle…

  • Kindle DX (electronic reading device)

    Kindle: …introduced a larger reader, the Kindle DX, with a 9.7-inch (24.6-cm) screen. The Kindle DX, which had an introductory price of $489, also included more storage (four gigabytes) and native support for Adobe Systems Incorporated’s PDF file format. The latter feature is especially important for replicating newspapers and textbooks, which…

  • Kindle Fire (electronic device)

    Amazon.com: The Kindle shakes up publishing: …related low-cost tablet computer, the Kindle Fire, and by 2012, the Kindle Fire was estimated to constitute 50 percent of the tablets sold that used Google’s Android mobile operating system.

  • Kindleberger, Charles Poor, II (American economist)

    Charles Poor Kindleberger, II, American economist and teacher (born Oct. 12, 1910, New York, N.Y.—died July 7, 2003, Cambridge, Mass.), helped create the Marshall Plan, the U.S. program that provided aid to post-World War II Europe, and extensively researched historical financial events to d

  • Kindly Light (novel by Wilson)

    A.N. Wilson: …novels, Unguarded Hours (1978) and Kindly Light (1979), chronicle the misadventures of a man who begins a career in organized religion.

  • Kindness of Women, The (novel by Ballard)

    J.G. Ballard: The Kindness of Women (1991) follows the alternately dissipated and transcendent later life of the protagonist of Empire of the Sun and is written in the same semiautobiographical vein as its predecessor. Ballard infused later works with new variations on the dystopian themes of his…

  • Kindred (work by Butler)

    Octavia E. Butler: In Kindred (1979) a contemporary black woman is sent back in time to a pre-Civil War plantation, becomes a slave, and rescues her white, slave-owning ancestor. Her later novels include the Xenogenesis trilogy—Dawn: Xenogenesis (1987), Adulthood Rites (1988), and Imago (1989)—and The Parable of the Sower…

  • Kindred by Choice (work by Goethe)

    German literature: Goethe and the Romantics: Goethe’s novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften (1809; Elective Affinities), with its emphasis on the supranatural and spiritual as well as on the sainthood of the female protagonist, is an example of this new style. Another example is Part II of his Faust drama. This sprawling cosmic allegory dramatizes the magician’s career at…

  • Kindred Spirits (painting by Durand)

    Asher B. Durand: His best known work, Kindred Spirits (1849), shows two of his friends, landscape painter Thomas Cole and poet William Cullen Bryant, in a minutely realistic Catskill forest setting.

  • Kindu (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

    Kindu, city, east-central Democratic Republic of the Congo. It lies along the Lualaba River 390 miles (630 km) above (to the south of) Kisangani. Its location at the head of navigation on the Congo River system has long made it important for commercial transport. At one time it was the

  • Kindu-Port-Empain (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

    Kindu, city, east-central Democratic Republic of the Congo. It lies along the Lualaba River 390 miles (630 km) above (to the south of) Kisangani. Its location at the head of navigation on the Congo River system has long made it important for commercial transport. At one time it was the

  • Kinemacolor (motion pictures)

    history of the motion picture: Edison and the Lumière brothers: …successful photographic colour process (Kinemacolor, c. 1906–08, with Charles Urban), while Williamson experimented with parallel editing as early as 1900 (Attack on a Chinese Mission Station) and became a pioneer of the chase film (Stop Thief!, 1901; Fire!, 1901). Both Smith and Williamson had built studios at Brighton by…

  • kinematic metamorphism

    metamorphism: Dynamic metamorphism, or cataclasis, results mainly from mechanical deformation with little long-term temperature change. Textures produced by such adjustments range from breccias composed of angular, shattered rock fragments to very fine-grained, granulated or powdered rocks with obvious foliation and lineation. Large, pre-existing mineral grains may…

  • kinematic relativity (physics)

    Edward Arthur Milne: …known for his development of kinematic relativity.

  • kinematic viscosity (physics)

    viscosity: For some applications the kinematic viscosity is more useful than the absolute, or dynamic, viscosity. Kinematic viscosity is the absolute viscosity of a fluid divided by its mass density. (Mass density is the mass of a substance divided by its volume.) The dimensions of kinematic viscosity are area divided…

  • kinematics (physics)

    Kinematics, branch of physics and a subdivision of classical mechanics concerned with the geometrically possible motion of a body or system of bodies without consideration of the forces involved (i.e., causes and effects of the motions). A brief treatment of kinematics follows. For full treatment,

  • Kiner, Ralph (American baseball player and broadcaster)

    Ralph McPherran Kiner, American baseball player and broadcaster (born Oct. 27, 1922, Santa Rita, N.M.—died Feb. 6, 2014, Rancho Mirage, Calif.), was an exceptional slugger for three underperforming major league baseball teams (the Pittsburgh Pirates [1946–53], the Chicago Cubs [1953–54], and the

  • Kiner, Ralph McPherran (American baseball player and broadcaster)

    Ralph McPherran Kiner, American baseball player and broadcaster (born Oct. 27, 1922, Santa Rita, N.M.—died Feb. 6, 2014, Rancho Mirage, Calif.), was an exceptional slugger for three underperforming major league baseball teams (the Pittsburgh Pirates [1946–53], the Chicago Cubs [1953–54], and the

  • Kinerot, Sea of (lake, Israel)

    Sea of Galilee, lake in Israel through which the Jordan River flows. It is famous for its biblical associations; its Old Testament name was Sea of Chinnereth, and later it was called the Lake of Gennesaret. From 1948 to 1967 it was bordered immediately to the northeast by the cease-fire line with

  • kinescope (technology)

    luminescence: Spontaneous and stimulated emission: …cascading, is used in radar kinescopes, which have composite fluorescent screens consisting of a layer of blue-emitting zinc sulfide/silver (chloride) phosphor—the hexagonal crystal, ZnS/Ag(Cl) deposited on a layer of yellow-emitting zinc or cadmium sulfide/copper [chloride] phosphor [the hexagonal crystal, (Zn,Cd)S/Cu (Cl)].

  • Kineshma (Russia)

    Kineshma, city, Ivanovo oblast (region), western Russia, on the Volga River. Founded in the 16th century, the city grew rapidly after the October Revolution in 1917 as a river port, handling cotton, petroleum, timber, and grain. The terminus of a railway from Ivanovo, Kineshma is also an important

  • kinesics (communications)

    ritual: Conclusion: …human behaviour; and progress in kinesics, the study of nonverbal communication, may provide new approaches to the analysis of ritual. This development may well parallel the progress in linguistics and the analysis of myth as an aspect of language.

  • kinesiology (medicine)

    Kinesiology, Study of the mechanics and anatomy of human movement and their roles in promoting health and reducing disease. Kinesiology has direct applications to fitness and health, including developing exercise programs for people with and without disabilities, preserving the independence of

  • kinesis (animal behaviour)

    stereotyped response: Reflex-like activities: Unoriented responses include kineses—undirected speeding or slowing of the rate of locomotion or frequency of change from rest to movement (orthokinesis) or of frequency or amount of turning of the whole animal (klinokinesis), the speed of frequency depending on the intensity of stimulation. Examples of orthokinesis are seen…

  • kinesthesia (sensory phenomenon)

    human sensory reception: Kinesthetic (motion) sense: Even with the eyes closed, one is aware of the positions of his legs and arms and can perceive the movement of a limb and its direction. The term kinesthesis (“feeling of motion”) has been coined for this sensibility.

  • kinesthesis (sensory phenomenon)

    human sensory reception: Kinesthetic (motion) sense: Even with the eyes closed, one is aware of the positions of his legs and arms and can perceive the movement of a limb and its direction. The term kinesthesis (“feeling of motion”) has been coined for this sensibility.

  • kinetic apraxia (pathology)

    apraxia: Kinetic, or motor, apraxia affects the upper extremities so that the individual cannot carry out fine motor acts, such as turning a key in a lock, even though there is no muscle weakness.

  • kinetic energy (physics)

    Kinetic energy, form of energy that an object or a particle has by reason of its motion. If work, which transfers energy, is done on an object by applying a net force, the object speeds up and thereby gains kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is a property of a moving object or particle and depends not

  • kinetic friction (physics)

    friction: …relative motion, it is called kinetic friction.

  • kinetic isotope effect (chemistry)

    reaction mechanism: Kinetic isotope effects: Isotopes are atoms that have the same atomic number (and, hence, generally the same chemistry) but different mass. The difference in mass becomes chemically important in certain instances. For example, when a carbon-hydrogen bond is replaced by a carbon-deuterium bond (deuterium being…

  • kinetic molecular theory of heat (physics)

    industrial glass: Kinetic arguments: …on structural criteria but on kinetic theories, which are based on the nucleation and crystal-growth factors outlined in the section Volume and temperature changes. After considering these factors, the glassmaker generates a time-temperature-transformation (T-T-T) diagram. In this diagram a curve is plotted showing the heat-treatment times that would be required…

  • kinetic order of reaction (chemistry)

    reaction mechanism: Kinetic order: Because the possibilities that need to be considered for the transition state have been limited by determination of the chemical structures of the participants, the most powerful method of obtaining further information is the use of the kinetic method—i.e., the study of the…

  • kinetic pump (device)

    pump: Kinetic pumps.: Kinetic pumps can be divided into two classes, centrifugal and regenerative. In kinetic pumps a velocity is imparted to the fluid. Most of this velocity head is then converted to pressure head. Even though the first centrifugal pump was introduced about 1680, kinetic…

  • kinetic sculpture

    Kinetic sculpture, sculpture in which movement (as of a motor-driven part or a changing electronic image) is a basic element. In the 20th century the use of actual movement, kineticism, became an important aspect of sculpture. Naum Gabo, Marcel Duchamp, László Moholy-Nagy, and Alexander Calder

  • kinetic theory (physics)

    industrial glass: Kinetic arguments: …on structural criteria but on kinetic theories, which are based on the nucleation and crystal-growth factors outlined in the section Volume and temperature changes. After considering these factors, the glassmaker generates a time-temperature-transformation (T-T-T) diagram. In this diagram a curve is plotted showing the heat-treatment times that would be required…

  • kinetic theory of gases (physics)

    Kinetic theory of gases, a theory based on a simplified molecular or particle description of a gas, from which many gross properties of the gas can be derived. The British scientist James Clerk Maxwell and the Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann, in the 19th century, led in establishing the theory,

  • kinetic viscosity (physics)

    fluid mechanics: Measurement of shear viscosity: The kinetic viscosity at normal temperatures and pressures is about 10?6 square metre per second for water and about 1.5 × 10?5 square metre per second for air.

  • kinetics

    Chemical kinetics, the branch of physical chemistry that is concerned with understanding the rates of chemical reactions. It is to be contrasted with thermodynamics, which deals with the direction in which a process occurs but in itself tells nothing about its rate. Thermodynamics is time’s arrow,

  • kinetics (dynamics)

    Kinetics, branch of classical mechanics that concerns the effect of forces and torques on the motion of bodies having mass. Authors using the term kinetics apply the nearly synonymous name dynamics (q.v.) to the classical mechanics of moving bodies. This is in contrast to statics, which concerns

  • kinetidal system (biology)

    protist: Cilia and flagella: Called the infraciliature, or kinetidal system, it lies principally in the outer, or cortical, layer of the ciliate’s body (only the outermost layer is called the pellicle) and serves primarily as a skeletal system for the organism. The system is composed of an array of single or…

  • kinetin (chemical compound)

    cytokinin: Cytokinins such as 6-furfurylaminopurine (kinetin) are used commercially in the storage of green vegetables to reduce yellowing. In horticultural tissue culture, high auxin and low cytokinin conditions give rise to root development, whereas low auxin and high cytokinin conditions encourage shoot development.

  • kinetochore (biology)

    cell: Mitosis and cytokinesis: …specialized chromosomal region called the kinetochore. In metaphase the condensed chromosomes align in a plane across the equator of the mitotic spindle. Anaphase follows as the separated chromatids move abruptly toward opposite spindle poles. Finally, in telophase a new nuclear envelope forms around each set of unraveling chromatids.

  • kinetogenesis (biology)

    Edward Drinker Cope: Cope’s theory of kinetogenesis, stating that the natural movements of animals aided in the alteration and development of moving parts, led him to openly support Lamarck’s theory of evolution through inheritance of acquired characteristics. Financial difficulties compelled him to accept a position on the faculty of the University…

  • Kinetograph (cinematic device)

    history of the motion picture: Edison and the Lumière brothers: Dickson’s camera, the Kinetograph, initially imprinted up to 50 feet (15 metres) of celluloid film at the rate of about 40 frames per second.

  • Kinetographie Laban (work by Laban)

    Rudolf Laban: In 1928 he published Kinetographie Laban, a practical method for recording all forms of human motion, now commonly known as Labanotation. In 1930 he became director of the Allied State Theatres of Berlin, where he choreographed many works for large “movement choirs.”

  • Kinetography Laban (dance notation)

    Labanotation, system of recording human movement, originated by the Hungarian-born dance theorist Rudolf Laban. Labanotation grew from Laban’s interest in movement, which stemmed from his early travels. He studied architecture and philosophy in Paris and worked as an illustrator before becoming

  • Kinetophone (cinematic sound system)

    history of the motion picture: Introduction of sound: …Thomas Edison had commissioned the Kinetograph to provide visual images for his phonograph, and William Dickson had actually synchronized the two machines in a device briefly marketed in the 1890s as the Kinetophone. Léon Gaumont’s Chronophone in France and Cecil Hepworth’s Vivaphone system in England employed a similar technology, and…

  • Kinetoplastea (protist)

    protozoan: Annotated classification: Kinetoplastea Contain a kinetoplast, a large and distinctive mass of DNA in the mitochondrion. The 2 major groups are the bodontids, which include free-living organisms, and the trypanosomes, a group of well-known parasites. Diplonemea Heterotrophic; in vegetative phase, paraxial rods are absent. Heterolobosea

  • Kinetoplastida (protozoan)

    Protomonad, (order Kinetoplastida), any of an order of protozoan zooflagellates characterized as free-living or parasitic colourless organisms, typically with one or two flagella and usually without a secreted pellicle (or envelope). Solitary and colonial free-living forms usually feed by

  • Kinetoscope (cinematic device)

    Kinetoscope, forerunner of the motion-picture film projector, invented by Thomas A. Edison and William Dickson of the United States in 1891. In it, a strip of film was passed rapidly between a lens and an electric light bulb while the viewer peered through a peephole. Behind the peephole was a

  • kinetosome (biology)

    protist: Cilia and flagella:

  • kinety (biology)

    protozoan: Cilium structure and beat: …closely aligned longitudinal rows called kineties. A complex system of fibres and microtubules arising from the basal bodies, or kinetosomes, of each cilium connects it to its neighbouring cilia in the kinety and to adjacent ciliary rows. In some species the body cilia may be reduced to specialized cirri, where…

  • Kinfolks (novel by Lattany)

    Kristin Hunter Lattany: The comical Kinfolks (1996) concerns the revelation that the engaged children of two lifelong friends were produced by unions with the same man. Do Unto Others (2000) investigates the cultural differences between African Americans and recent African immigrants through the story of a hair salon owner who…

  • King (TV film, 1978)

    Paul Winfield: , in the TV miniseries King (1978), and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in the TV film Strange Justice (1999). Winfield’s performance as a federal judge in a guest appearance on the TV series Picket Fences (1992–96; Winfield appeared in two episodes, 1994) won him an Emmy Award in 1995.

  • king (monarch)

    King, a supreme ruler, sovereign over a nation or a territory, of higher rank than any other secular ruler except an emperor, to whom a king may be subject. Kingship, a worldwide phenomenon, can be elective, as in medieval Germany, but is usually hereditary; it may be absolute or constitutional and

  • king (chess)

    chess: King: White’s king begins the game on e1. Black’s king is opposite at e8. Each king can move one square in any direction; e.g., White’s king can move from e1 to d1, d2, e2, f2, or f1.

  • King Abdul Aziz International Airport (airport, Jiddah, Saudi Arabia)

    airport: Transporter designs: , and at Jiddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport have bodies that can be raised and lowered to suit the exact height of the terminal floor and the aircraft sill. However, passenger loading and unloading times are lengthened, causing turnaround delays, and aircraft are more likely to be damaged…

  • King Abdul Aziz University (university, Saudi Arabia)

    Jeddah: …and administration is offered by King Abdul Aziz University, founded in 1967. Jeddah is served by highways to Mecca and Medina and by King Abdul Aziz International Airport. Pop. (2010) 3,430,697.

  • King Amuses Himself, The (play by Hugo)

    Rigoletto: …play Le Roi s’amuse (The King Amuses Himself; also performed in English as The King’s Fool) by Victor Hugo, Verdi’s opera was nearly kept off the stage by censors. With Rigoletto, Verdi reached a new level in his career; his next two operas, Il trovatore and La traviata, exhibit…

  • King and I, The (film by Lang [1956])

    The King and I, American musical film, released in 1956, that was scored by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein and features a signature performance by Yul Brynner, who had earlier starred in the hit Broadway adaptation. Brynner portrayed the king of Siam, an imperious monarch who is seen as

  • King and I, The (musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein)

    Yul Brynner: …performances in the Broadway musical The King and I between 1951 and 1985 and in the 1956 film version. (1956).

  • King and No King, A (play by Beaumont and Fletcher)

    John Fletcher: >A King and No King—show, most clearly in the last, the emergence of most of the features that distinguish the Fletcherian mode from that of Shakespeare, George Chapman, or John Webster: the remote, often pseudohistorical, fairy-tale setting; the clear, smooth speech rising to great emotional…

  • King and the Education of the King, The (treatise by Mariana)

    Juan de Mariana: …rege et regis institutione (1598; The King and the Education of the King, 1948), a treatise on government that argued that the overthrow of a tyrant was justifiable under certain conditions. With the assassination of Henry IV of France in 1610, there was an outcry in France against Mariana for…

  • King Arthur (legendary king of Britain)

    King Arthur, legendary British king who appears in a cycle of medieval romances (known as the Matter of Britain) as the sovereign of a knightly fellowship of the Round Table. It is not certain how these legends originated or whether the figure of Arthur was based on a historical person. The legend

  • King Arthur (libretto by Dryden, music by Purcell)

    Henry Purcell: Music for theatre: …Fletcher and Philip Massinger; for King Arthur (1691), by John Dryden, designed from the first as an entertainment with music; and for The Fairy Queen (1692), an anonymous adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which the texts set to music are all interpolations. In these works Purcell showed…

  • king bird-of-paradise (bird)

    bird-of-paradise: The king bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus regius), only 13 to 17 cm long, has similar but flag-tipped tailwires and fanlike side plumes.

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