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1770 portrait, the most famous work of Thomas Gainsborough Blue Boy
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Site of a 1942 U.s. naval victory in World War II Coral Sea
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Islam Muhammad
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Rotterdam Netherlands
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Dhaka Bangladesh
Strasbourg France
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World's highest waterfall Angel Falls
highest point on Earth Mount Everest
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This isotope is used for archaeological dating Carbon-14
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Fransico Goya painting of scene form the Peninular War The Third of May, 1808
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Old Testament book of songs written by King David Psalms
African country that border Ethiopia,Somalia, and Eritea. Djibouti (zhih BOO tee)
Animal phylum to which jellyfish belong Cnidaria (nye DAYR ree uh)
Shared name of 14 ancient kings of Egypt Ptolemy (TAH luh mee)
Author of Peace Breaks Out and A Separate Peace John Knowles
Brothers credited with the first airplane flight Orville and Wilbur Wright
China's second longest river, also called the Yellow River Huang He (wahng HOH)
Metamorphic rock formed from granite gneiss (NYES)
General term for bacterial food poisoning ptomaine (toh MAYN)
A word or phrase to aid in memory mnemonic (nuh MAH nihk)
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Pirate whose real name was Edward Teach Blackbeard
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American artist known for his work with birds John James Audubon
Nine letter word that means to move toward somebody or something; "G" Gravitate
To recede, like a tide; "E" Ebb
To move in many intersecting lines across a given point; "C" Crisscross
Five letter word that means "to move along a border"; "S" Skirt
To depart quickly, especially with a car; "P.O." Peel Out
Six letter word which means "to turn as if on a pivot"; "S" Swivel
To leap over something with the aid of a pole or your hands; "V" Vault
Six letter word that means "to set out from some place, usually on a trip"; "E" Embark
To strike a surface and rebound; "B" Bounce
To rush forward with a sudden thrust; "L" Lunge
Eight letters, meaning "to depart quickly from an endangered place"; "E" Evacuate
Decorating a piece of fabric with needlework, usually holding the fabric taut by fastening it in a wooden hoop. Embroidery
Looping and knotting heavy thread on a hand shuttle to make lace. Tatting
Ornamentation by making perforations in a pattern, or by cutting fabric in a saw-toothed pattern. Pinking
A form of knitting performed with a hooked needle. Crocheting
A form of wrestling popular in Japan Sumo
Single engine WWII fighter plane Zero
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Cold rice dressed with vinegar and garnished with raw fish Sushi
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