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  • Snowdon (mountain, Wales, United Kingdom)

    Snowdon, mountain in northern Wales that is the highest point in England and Wales and the principal massif in the Snowdonia mountains. It is located in the county of Gwynedd and the historic county of Caernarvonshire. Snowdon consists of about five main peaks that are connected by sharp ridges and

  • Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle (painting by Wilson)

    Richard Wilson: …predominates, as in his famed Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle. His landscapes of this period exerted considerable influence on J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, and John Crome. Wilson’s later works, such as Minchenden House, tend to abandon formal composition, using tonal methods of recording space. Many works ascribed to him, especially late…

  • Snowdon, Lord (British photographer)

    Antony Armstrong-Jones, earl of Snowdon, (Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones), British photographer (born March 7, 1930, London, Eng.—died Jan. 13, 2017, London), was a fashion and society photographer of some note whose 1960 marriage to Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth

  • Snowdonia (mountains, Wales, United Kingdom)

    Wales: Relief: …at Pen y Fan, and Snowdonia in the northwest, reaching 3,560 feet (1,085 metres) at Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. Snowdonia’s magnificent scenery is accentuated by stark and rugged rock formations, many of volcanic origin, whereas the Beacons generally have softer outlines. The uplands are girdled on the seaward…

  • Snowdonia National Park (national park, Wales, United Kingdom)

    Snowdonia National Park, national park in Gwynedd county and Conwy county borough, northern Wales, with an area of 838 square miles (2,171 square km). It is best known for its mountains, composed largely of volcanic rock and cut by valleys that show the influence of Ice Age glaciers. Snowdon

  • snowdrop (plant)

    Snowdrop, (genus Galanthus), genus of about 20 species of white-flowered Eurasian plants in the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). Several species, including common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) and giant snowdrop (G. elwesii), are cultivated as ornamentals for their nodding, sometimes fragrant

  • snowdrop bush (plant)

    storax: officinalis (snowdrop bush), native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor and growing to about 6 metres (20 feet). A resin known as storax, used in incense, was formerly obtained from S. officinalis.

  • snowdrop tree (plant)

    Silver bells, (Halesia carolina), deciduous plant, of the storax family (Styracaceae), native to southeastern and southern United States and cultivated as an ornamental. The tree grows from 12 to 24 metres (40 to 80 feet) tall and has alternate, stalked, toothed, bright-green leaves 5–10 cm (2–4

  • Snowe, Lucy (fictional character)

    Lucy Snowe, fictional character, a shy, plain British teacher in Belgium who is the protagonist of Charlotte Bront?’s semiautobiographical novel Villette

  • Snowe, Olympia (United States senator)

    Angus King: Olympia Snowe announced that she would not seek reelection, King ran for her seat. He won with 52.9 percent of the popular vote in a six-way race. After taking office in 2013, he caucused with the Democratic Party, though he continued to be known for…

  • snowflake (weather)

    snow: Snowflakes are formed by crystals of ice that generally have a hexagonal pattern, often beautifully intricate. The size and shape of the crystals depend mainly on the temperature and the amount of water vapour available as they develop. At temperatures above about ?40 °C (?40…

  • snowflake (plant)

    Snowflake, (genus Leucojum), small genus of flowering plants in the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). Several species, including spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum) and summer snowflake (L. aestivum), are cultivated as garden flowers. The plants are closely related to snowdrops (genus Galanthus)

  • snowflake curve (mathematics)

    number game: Pathological curves: Von Koch’s snowflake curve, for example, is the figure obtained by trisecting each side of an equilateral triangle and replacing the centre segment by two sides of a smaller equilateral triangle projecting outward, then treating the resulting figure the same way, and so on. The…

  • snowman porcelain

    Snowman porcelain, class of porcelain figures made at Longton Hall, Staffordshire, Eng., from c. 1750 to 1752. Called snowmen because of their thick white enveloping glaze, they include figures of human beings and animals sometimes inspired by Meissen originals. Stylistically they are more robust

  • snowmobile (vehicle)

    Snowmobile, a one- or two-passenger motorized vehicle with one or two skis in front and an engine-driven single or double continuous track to propel it. Snowmobiles almost all follow the basic design of skis, fuel tank, engine, and seating for driver. They are steered by handlebars that control the

  • snowpack (weather)

    avalanche: Avalanche conditions: A snowpack consists of layers of snow, each formed at different times. Once the snow is on the ground, the ice crystals undergo physical changes that differentiate the layers deeper in the snowpack from those on top. These changes can weaken a layer underlying a cohesive…

  • Snows of Kilimanjaro, The (film by King [1952])

    Henry King: Later films: …in the biblical-epic genre, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952). The latter was based on Ernest Hemingway’s short story about a famous writer (played by Peck) who is fatally injured while hunting big game in Africa and reflects back on his life; the supporting cast included Hayward and Ava Gardner.…

  • Snows of Kilimanjaro, The (short story by Hemingway)

    The Snows of Kilimanjaro, short story by Ernest Hemingway, first published in Esquire magazine in 1936 and later collected in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories (1938). The stream-of-consciousness narrative relates the feelings of Harry, a novelist dying of gangrene poisoning while

  • snowshoe (equipment and sport)

    Snowshoe, a light, oval wooden frame that is usually strengthened by two or more crosspieces, strung with thongs, and attached to the foot and that is used to enable a person to walk or run on soft snow without sinking. Snowshoes were used by Indians and Eskimos in the wintry northern areas of

  • snowshoe hare (mammal)

    Snowshoe hare, (Lepus americanus), northern North American species of hare that undergoes an annual colour change from brownish or grayish in summer to pure white in winter. The hind feet are heavily furred, and all four feet are large in proportion to body size, a snowshoe-like adaptation that

  • snowshoe rabbit (mammal)

    Snowshoe hare, (Lepus americanus), northern North American species of hare that undergoes an annual colour change from brownish or grayish in summer to pure white in winter. The hind feet are heavily furred, and all four feet are large in proportion to body size, a snowshoe-like adaptation that

  • snowy egret (bird)

    Snowy egret, (Egretta thula), white New World egret (family Ardeidae). It is about 24 inches (60 cm) long and has filmy recurved plumes on the back and head. Formerly hunted for its plumes, it ranges from the United States to Chile and

  • snowy mespilus (plant)

    serviceberry: …North American; exceptions include the snowy mespilus (Amelanchier ovalis), which ranges over Europe, and the Asian serviceberry, or Korean juneberry (A. asiatica), which is a small tree native to East Asia. The name shadbush refers to the tendency of certain species to produce their profuse small blossoms when American shad…

  • Snowy Mountains (mountains, Australia)

    Snowy Mountains, range in the Australian Alps, southeastern New South Wales, including several peaks that exceed 7,000 feet (2,100 metres)—notably Mount Kosciuszko, the highest in Australia. On their slopes rise the Murray, Murrumbidgee, and Tumut rivers, which flow inland, and the Snowy River,

  • Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme (irrigation project, Australia)

    origins of agriculture: Irrigation: …project is seen in the Snowy Mountains Scheme of Australia (1949–74), where three river systems were diverted to convert hundreds of miles of arid but fertile plains to productive land. Intensive soil conservation methods were undertaken wherever the natural vegetation and soil surface had been disturbed. Drainage is controlled by…

  • Snowy Mountains Project (irrigation project, Australia)

    origins of agriculture: Irrigation: …project is seen in the Snowy Mountains Scheme of Australia (1949–74), where three river systems were diverted to convert hundreds of miles of arid but fertile plains to productive land. Intensive soil conservation methods were undertaken wherever the natural vegetation and soil surface had been disturbed. Drainage is controlled by…

  • snowy owl (bird)

    Snowy owl, (Nyctea scandiaca), white or barred, brown-and-white bird of prey of the family Strigidae (order Strigiformes). It inhabits the Arctic tundra and sometimes wanders southward in Europe, Asia, and North America. Snowy owls are about 60 cm (about 2 feet) long and have broad wings and a

  • Snowy River (river, Australia)

    Snowy River, river, southeastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria, Australia, rising on the eastern slopes of the Snowy Mountains near Mount Kosciuszko and flowing about 270 miles (430 km) southeast, then west and south to Bass Strait at Marlo. Its chief tributaries are the Eucumbene, Thredbo,

  • snowy sheathbill (bird)

    sheathbill: The pure-white snowy sheathbill (C. alba), 40 cm (16 inches) long, has a yellow bill. The lesser sheathbill (C. minor) is black-billed and is about 38 cm (15 inches) long.

  • snowy tree cricket (insect)

    cricket: The snowy tree cricket (Oecanthus fultoni) is popularly known as the thermometer cricket because the approximate temperature (Fahrenheit) can be estimated by counting the number of chirps in 15 seconds and adding 40. Tree- and bush-inhabiting crickets usually sing at night, whereas weed-inhabiting crickets sing both…

  • SNP (political party, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Scottish National Party (SNP), nationalist political party that has sought to make Scotland an independent state within the European Union (EU). The SNP was formed in 1934 from a union of the National Party of Scotland (founded in 1928) and the Scottish Party (1932). From the beginning,

  • SNP (genetics)

    Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), variation in a genetic sequence that affects only one of the basic building blocks—adenine (A), guanine (G), thymine (T), or cytosine (C)—in a segment of a DNA molecule and that occurs in more than 1 percent of a population. An example of an SNP is the

  • SNPA (French agency)

    Elf Aquitaine: …Pyrenees, and in 1941 the Société Nationale des Pétroles d’Aquitaine (SNPA; “National Society for Petroleum in Aquitaine”) was founded to explore further in the southwest of the country. In 1949 and again in 1951 important deposits were struck by SNPA drills near the mountain village of Lacq. Under the direction…

  • SNR (communications)

    information theory: Continuous communication and the problem of bandwidth: …the quantity SN is the signal-to-noise ratio, which is often given in decibels (dB). Observe that the larger the signal-to-noise ratio, the greater the data rate. Another point worth observing, though, is that the log2 function grows quite slowly. For example, suppose SN is 1,000, then log2 1,001 = 9.97.…

  • SNR (astronomy)

    Supernova remnant, nebula left behind after a supernova, a spectacular explosion in which a star ejects most of its mass in a violently expanding cloud of debris. At the brightest phase of the explosion, the expanding cloud radiates as much energy in a single day as the Sun has done in the past

  • snRNA (biochemistry)

    nucleic acid: Other RNAs: For example, small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs) are involved in RNA splicing (see below), and other small RNAs that form part of the enzymes telomerase or ribonuclease P are part of ribonucleoprotein particles. The RNA component of telomerase contains a short sequence that serves as a template for…

  • snRNP (biochemistry)

    nucleic acid: Splicing: …consists of a number of small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles (snRNPs) that contain small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs).

  • SNS (political party, Serbia)

    Serbia: Independent Serbia: The newly formed Serbian Progressive Party (Srpska Napredna Stranka; SNS), which had split off from the Radicals in 2008, had by 2010 joined the DS in supporting Serbia’s accession to the EU. In March 2010 the Serbian parliament voted to condemn the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of Bosniaks (Bosnian…

  • SNS (political party, Slovakia)

    Slovakia: Political process: …Democratic and Christian Union, the Slovak National Party, the Party of the Hungarian Coalition, the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia, and the Christian Democratic Movement.

  • snub-nosed langur (primate)

    Snub-nosed monkey, (genus Rhinopithecus), any of four species of large and unusual leaf monkeys (see langur) found in highland forests of central China and northern Vietnam. They have a broad, short face with wide-set slanting eyes and a short, flat nose with forward-facing nostrils. The golden

  • snub-nosed monkey (primate)

    Snub-nosed monkey, (genus Rhinopithecus), any of four species of large and unusual leaf monkeys (see langur) found in highland forests of central China and northern Vietnam. They have a broad, short face with wide-set slanting eyes and a short, flat nose with forward-facing nostrils. The golden

  • snubber (technology)

    Shock absorber, device for controlling unwanted motion of a spring-mounted vehicle. On an automobile, for example, the springs act as a cushion between the axles and the body and reduce the shocks on the body produced by a rough road surface. Some combinations of road surface and car speed may

  • snuff (powdered tobacco)

    Snuff, powdered preparation of tobacco used by inhalation or by dipping—that is, rubbing on the teeth and gums. Manufacture involves grinding the tobacco and subjecting it to repeated fermentations. Snuffs may be scented with attar of roses, lavender, cloves, jasmine, etc. Some of the first peoples

  • snuff bottle

    pottery: 19th and 20th centuries: Snuff bottles painted with miniature designs were first made toward the end of the 18th century, but most belong to the reign of the Jiajing (1796–1820) and Daoguang (1821–50) emperors. Bowls with circular medallions painted in overglaze colours with yellow or rose grounds are, perhaps,…

  • snuff box (ornament box)

    Snuffbox, small, usually ornamented box for holding snuff (a scented, powdered tobacco). The practice of sniffing or inhaling a pinch of snuff was common in England around the 17th century; and when, in the 18th century, it became widespread in other countries as well, the demand for decorated

  • snuffbox (ornament box)

    Snuffbox, small, usually ornamented box for holding snuff (a scented, powdered tobacco). The practice of sniffing or inhaling a pinch of snuff was common in England around the 17th century; and when, in the 18th century, it became widespread in other countries as well, the demand for decorated

  • Snuffe, Clonnico de Curtanio (English actor)

    Robert Armin, English actor and playwright best known as a leading comic actor in the plays of William Shakespeare. He performed with the Chamberlain’s Men from approximately 1598 to 1610 and originated some of the most famous comic roles in Elizabethan theatre. Armin was an apprentice to a

  • snuffer (metalwork)

    Snuffer, metal implement used to extinguish the flame of a candle, generally in a form of a scissors (to snuff the flame and cut off the wick) or a hollow cone at the end of a long handle. The earliest surviving example is a silver-gilt snuffer in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, dated

  • Snuffle (encryption program)

    Bernstein v. the U.S. Department of State: …devised his encryption program, called Snuffle, in 1990 while he was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. His software converted a one-way “hash function” (one that takes an input string of arbitrary length and compresses it into a finite, usually shorter, string; the function has many uses…

  • Snuffleupagus (puppet character)

    Big Bird: …1971 his best friend was Snuffleupagus, a large four-legged puppet who resembles a woolly mammoth. Until 1985 none of the adult humans on Sesame Street ever saw “Snuffy,” and so they considered him simply a convenient scapegoat for Big Bird when he got in trouble.

  • Snuffy (puppet character)

    Big Bird: …1971 his best friend was Snuffleupagus, a large four-legged puppet who resembles a woolly mammoth. Until 1985 none of the adult humans on Sesame Street ever saw “Snuffy,” and so they considered him simply a convenient scapegoat for Big Bird when he got in trouble.

  • Snuka, Jimmy Superfly (Fijian-born American professional wrestler)

    Jimmy (“Superfly”) Snuka, (James Wiley Smith), Fijian-born American professional wrestler (born May 18, 1943, Fiji—died Jan. 15, 2017, near Pompano Beach, Fla.), used acrobatic moves and an appealing performance style to become a popular star during the 1970s and ’80s, though his career was later

  • Snurfer (sports)

    snowboarding: History of snowboarding: The “Snurfer” got its snappy name from Poppen’s wife, who neatly combined the two words that described the contraption’s purpose: surfing on snow. Poppen’s initial model was just two snow skis bolted together—he later attached a rope to the front for steering. No specialized boots or…

  • Snychev, Ivan Matveyevich (Russian religious leader)

    Ioann, (IVAN MATVEYEVICH SNYCHEV), Russian Orthodox archbishop and metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, 1990-95, whose extreme nationalist statements were criticized as xenophobic and anti-Semitic (b. Oct. 9, 1927--d. Nov. 2,

  • Snyder (county, Pennsylvania, United States)

    Snyder, county, central Pennsylvania, U.S., located midway between the cities of Williamsport and Harrisburg and bordered to the north by Penns Creek Mountain and to the east by the Susquehanna River. Its ridge-and-valley topography also includes Thick, Jacks, and Shade mountains, while Walker Lake

  • Snyder Act (United States [1924])

    Native American: Reorganization: The earlier Snyder Act (1924) had extended citizenship to all Indians born in the United States, opening the door to full participation in American civic life. But few took advantage of the law, and a number of states subsequently excluded them from the franchise. During the reorganization…

  • Snyder, Christopher (American patriot)

    Boston Massacre: The killing of Christopher Seider and the end of the rope: Early in 1770, with the effectiveness of the boycott uneven, colonial radicals, many of them members of the Sons of Liberty, began directing their ire against those businesses that had ignored the boycott. The radicals posted signs…

  • Snyder, Daniel (American businessman)

    Washington Redskins: …Cooke, were purchased by billionaire Daniel Snyder, whose first decade of ownership was marked by splashy free-agent acquisitions, as well as a four-year return to the sidelines by Gibbs beginning in 2004, but few winning seasons. Behind the standout play of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the team posted a…

  • Snyder, Gary (American poet)

    Gary Snyder, American poet early identified with the Beat movement and, from the late 1960s, an important spokesman for the concerns of communal living and ecological activism. Snyder received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1975. Snyder was educated at Reed College (B.A., 1951) in Portland,

  • Snyder, Gary Sherman (American poet)

    Gary Snyder, American poet early identified with the Beat movement and, from the late 1960s, an important spokesman for the concerns of communal living and ecological activism. Snyder received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1975. Snyder was educated at Reed College (B.A., 1951) in Portland,

  • Snyder, H. S. (American physicist)

    particle accelerator: History: Courant, and H.S. Snyder of the technique of alternating-gradient focusing (sometimes called strong focusing). Synchrotrons incorporating this principle needed magnets only 1100 the size that would be required otherwise. All recently constructed synchrotrons make use of alternating-gradient focusing.

  • Snyder, James G. (American television personality)

    James G. Snyder, ("JIMMY THE GREEK"; DIMETRIOS GEORGOS SYNODINOS), U.S. gambling oddsmaker and television personality whose success as a betting analyst won him an $800,000-a-year stint on the CBS sports show "NFL Today" that ended in 1988 because he made an ethnic slur (b. 1918--d. April 21,

  • Snyder, John W. (United States admiral)

    Tailhook scandal: Incident: John W. Snyder, for whom Coughlin was an aide, had acknowledged her report but noted that such behaviour was the natural consequence of getting naval aviators drunk. Coughlin filed charges and, when her case moved slowly, she went public with her allegations. A seven-month investigation…

  • Snyder, Lloyd R. (American chemist)

    chromatography: Liquid chromatography: The American chemist Lloyd R. Snyder arranged solvents in an eluotropic strength scale based on the chromatographic behaviour of selected solutes on silica. Normal-phase chromatography involves a polar stationary phase and a less polar mobile phase.

  • Snyder, Peggy Lou (American actress)

    Harriet Nelson, (PEGGY LOU SNYDER) U.S. singer and actress (born July 18, 1909, Des Moines, Iowa—died Oct. 2, 1994, Laguna Beach, Calif.), became an American icon of motherhood as the radio and television matriarch who starred with her real-life family--husband Ozzie and sons David and Ricky--in t

  • Snyder, Rick (American politician)

    Flint water crisis: Rick Snyder appointed the first of a series of unelected emergency managers to run the city. Those managers, who reported directly to the Michigan state treasury department and not the citizens of Flint, decided to switch the city’s water supply from the Detroit Water and…

  • Snyder, Thomas (American television newsman)

    Tom Snyder, (Thomas Snyder), American television newsman (born May 12, 1936, Milwaukee, Wis.—died July 29, 2007, San Francisco, Calif.), served as host of NBC’s The Tomorrow Show (1973–82) and helped to establish the popularity of the late-night talk-show format. Snyder was best known for his

  • Snyder, Tom (American television newsman)

    Tom Snyder, (Thomas Snyder), American television newsman (born May 12, 1936, Milwaukee, Wis.—died July 29, 2007, San Francisco, Calif.), served as host of NBC’s The Tomorrow Show (1973–82) and helped to establish the popularity of the late-night talk-show format. Snyder was best known for his

  • Snyders, Frans (Flemish painter)

    Frans Snyders, Baroque artist who was the most-noted 17th-century painter of animals. His subjects included still lifes of markets and pantries (featuring both live animals and dead game), animals in combat, and hunting scenes. A highly skilled painter who was celebrated for his ability to capture

  • so (Japanese tax)

    So, in early Japan, a land tax levied by the central government per unit of allotted land. It was introduced during the Taika reforms (645–649 ce) and fully implemented during the Heian period (794–1185). Formally considered a land rental fee, the so was usually paid as a portion of the rice yield.

  • so (floral art)

    Ikenobō: >so (informal).

  • sō (calligraphy)

    Shōkadō Shōjō: …calligraphy by reviving the traditional sō (“grass”) writing style—a rapid, cursive script that originated in China and was practiced by a 9th-century Japanese Shingon saint Kōbō Daishi. Using the sō script, Shōkadō inscribed 16 love poems on a six-panelled folding screen covered with gold leaf (Kimiko and John Powers Collection,…

  • SO (Earth science)

    Southern Oscillation, in oceanography and climatology, a coherent interannual fluctuation of atmospheric pressure over the tropical Indo-Pacific region. The Southern Oscillation is the atmospheric component of a single large-scale coupled interaction called the El Ni?o/Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

  • Só (work by Nobre)

    António Nobre: …he published in his lifetime, Só (1892; “Alone”), inspired by nostalgic memories of a childhood spent in the company of peasants and sailors in northern Portugal. Só combines the simple lyricism of Portuguese traditional poetry with the more refined perceptiveness of Symbolism.

  • So Beautiful or So What (album by Simon [2011])

    Paul Simon: Later work and assessment: Simon followed with So Beautiful or So What (2011), an album that was billed as a return to traditional songwriting. If Still Crazy After All These Years was a thirty-something’s commentary on middle age, So Beautiful or So What was a meditation on mortality by an artist approaching…

  • So Big (novel by Ferber)

    So Big, novel by Edna Ferber, published in 1924 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1925. The book tells the story of Selina Peake DeJong, a gambler’s daughter with a love of life and a nurturing

  • So Big (film by Wellman [1932])

    William Wellman: Films of the early to mid-1930s: …then played the lead in So Big (1932), a truncated version of Edna Ferber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. For the remainder of the early 1930s, Wellman made a series of melodramas—with some aerial adventure mixed in—before turning to the pre-Code gem Wild Boys of the Road (1933),…

  • S? Chae-p’il (Korean politician)

    Korea: The international power struggle and Korea’s resistance: …leadership of such figures as S? Chae-p’il (Philip Jaisohn). Returning from many years of exile, S? organized in 1896 a political organization called the Independence Club (Tongnip Hy?phoe). He also published a daily newspaper named Tongnip sinmun (“The Independent”) as a medium for awakening the populace to the importance of…

  • S? Ch?ngju (Korean poet)

    Korean literature: Modern literature: 1910 to the end of the 20th century: S? Ch?ngju and Pak Tujin are known for their lifelong dedication and contributions to modern Korean poetry. Considered to be the most “Korean” of contemporary poets, S? is credited with exploring the hidden resources of the language, from sensual ecstasy to spiritual quest, from haunting…

  • So Evil My Love (film by Allen [1948])

    Lewis Allen: The suspenseful So Evil My Love (1948) featured Milland as a con man who seduces a widow (Ann Todd) and manipulates her into assisting him in a scheme involving one of her friends (Geraldine Fitzgerald). Milland also starred in Sealed Verdict (1948), a courtroom melodrama in which…

  • S? K?-J?ng (Korean writer)

    Korean literature: Early Chos?n: 1392–1598: S? K?-J?ng compiled Tongmun s?n (“Anthology of Korean Literature”) and Tongin shihwa (“Remarks on Poetry by a Man from the East”), in which he summarized and commented on poetry dating from Unified Silla onward. S?ng Hy?n’s Yongjae ch’onghwa (“Miscellany of Yongjae”) established the tradition of…

  • So Little Time (novel by Marquand)

    John P. Marquand: …the dislocations of wartime America—So Little Time (1943), Repent in Haste (1945), and B.F.’s Daughter (1946)—but in these his social perceptions were somewhat less keen. He came back to his most able level of writing in his next novel, Point of No Return (1949), a painstakingly accurate social study…

  • So Long, See You Tomorrow (novel by Maxwell)

    William Maxwell: His 1980 novel So Long, See You Tomorrow returns to the subject of a friendship between two boys, this one disrupted by a parent’s murder of his spouse, then suicide. Despite the subject, Maxwell avoids sensationalism, instead concentrating on the crime’s emotional aftereffects.

  • So Proudly We Hail (film by Sandrich [1943])

    Mark Sandrich: So Proudly We Hail (1943) was a change of pace for Sandrich, a grimly patriotic drama about a group of nurses stationed in the Pacific during World War II. The cast included Colbert, Veronica Lake, Sonny Tufts, and Paulette Goddard, who was nominated for an…

  • So Red the Rose (film by Vidor [1935])

    King Vidor: Early sound features: So Red the Rose (1935) was a passable Civil War romance starring Margaret Sullavan as a wealthy Southerner who struggles to keep her family’s plantation and Randolph Scott as the pacifist turned Confederate officer she loves. In 1936 Vidor made The Texas Rangers (1936), an…

  • So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away (novel by Brautigan)

    Richard Brautigan: So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away (1982), the final novel published during Brautigan’s life, is the reminiscence of a 44-year-old man who is haunted by the memory of killing his friend during a hunting accident as a youth and wishes that he had…

  • So This Is Harris! (film by Sandrich [1933])

    Mark Sandrich: …he also made the short So This Is Harris!, which won an Academy Award. Sandrich subsequently focused on feature films. The musical Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (1933) included several elaborate Busby Berkeley-like numbers. Hips, Hips, Hooray and Cockeyed Cavaliers (both 1934) were popular Bert Wheeler–Robert Woolsey comedies.

  • So You Wannabe an Outlaw (album by Earle)

    Steve Earle: …Terraplane (2015), and the country-leaning So You Wannabe an Outlaw (2017). In addition, he teamed up with country artist Shawn Colvin for a folk-oriented collection, Colvin & Earle (2016).

  • So-Called Chaos (album by Morissette)

    Alanis Morissette: So-Called Chaos (2004) also failed to re-create the critical and commercial success Morissette had enjoyed in the 1990s. In 2005, 10 years after Jagged Little Pill’s release, Morissette took it on tour as an acoustic act and released an album version, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic…

  • so-na (Chinese musical instrument)

    Suona, Chinese double-reed woodwind instrument, the most commonly used double-reed instrument. Similar to the shawm, the suona originated in Arabia; it has been widely used in China since the 16th century. The reed is affixed to a conical wooden body covered by a copper tube with eight finger holes

  • Soai Rieng (Cambodia)

    Svay Ri?ng, town, southeastern Cambodia. Svay Ri?ng is located on the Vai Ko? River; it is linked to Phnom Penh, the national capital, to Vietnam, and to neighbouring areas by a national highway. It has a small hospital. The surrounding region is important for its agriculture; rice, corn (maize),

  • soaked zone (glacial feature)

    glacier: Mass balance: …a shallow depth; in the soaked zone sufficient melting and refreezing take place to raise the whole winter snow layer to the melting temperature, permitting runoff; and in the superimposed-ice zone refrozen meltwater at the base of the snowpack (superimposed ice) forms a continuous layer that is exposed at the…

  • Sōami (Japanese artist)

    Sōami, Japanese painter, art critic, poet, landscape gardener, and master of the tea ceremony, incense ceremony, and flower arrangement who is an outstanding figure in the history of Japanese aesthetics. Sōami was the grandson and son of the painters and art connoisseurs Nōami and Geiami,

  • Soan industry (prehistoric technology)

    Clactonian industry: …to those produced in the Soan industry of Pakistan and in several sites in eastern and southern Africa. The industry dates from the early part of the Mindel-Riss Interglacial Stage, or Great Interglacial (a major division of the Pleistocene Epoch; the Pleistocene occurred 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago), and is…

  • Soan, John (British architect)

    Sir John Soane, British architect notable for his original, highly personal interpretations of the Neoclassical style. He is considered one of the most inventive European architects of his time. In 1768 Soane entered the office of George Dance the Younger, surveyor to the City of London. In 1772 he

  • Soane, Sir John (British architect)

    Sir John Soane, British architect notable for his original, highly personal interpretations of the Neoclassical style. He is considered one of the most inventive European architects of his time. In 1768 Soane entered the office of George Dance the Younger, surveyor to the City of London. In 1772 he

  • soap (chemical compound)

    Soap and detergent, substances that, when dissolved in water, possess the ability to remove dirt from surfaces such as the human skin, textiles, and other solids. The seemingly simple process of cleaning a soiled surface is, in fact, complex and consists of the following physical-chemical steps: If

  • Soap (American television program)

    Billy Crystal: …on the boundary-pushing situation comedy Soap (1977–81). During this period he also made his big-screen debut, in the Joan Rivers-directed Rabbit Test (1978), which was a critical and commercial disappointment. After Soap ended, Crystal landed his own show, The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour (1982), which ran for only five episodes.…

  • Soap Bubble Set (work by Cornell)

    Joseph Cornell: Among these were the Soap Bubble Set series; the Pharmacy series, which looked like miniature apothecaries or cabinets of curiosities; the Medici series, which featured reproductions of Italian Renaissance portraits; and the Aviary series, boxes that focused on birds and showed a stylistic shift toward abstraction..

  • Soap Lake (lake, Washington, United States)

    Soap Lake, southernmost in a string of lakes in the Grand Coulee valley, central Washington state, U.S. Volcanic in origin, its water is rich in minerals and salts and is regarded as having medicinal properties. The lake derives its name from the frothy white suds that appear along its shores,

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