Four Elements

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Four Elements

Medical history
The four major forces—fire, water, earth and air—in the universe, as understood at the time of Hippocrates.
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- in MGG for each element there exists a unique neutral element, which can be the classical group unitary element; while in NTG each element may have a unique neutral element but which is different form the classical element;
Pharrell played a driving bass beat he'd been working on, and Hans said, "Let's put that here, in the walking." Then Ben chimed in with a classical element, playing a violin chord.
Christopher Bruce's style is contemporary but has a strong classical element. Rooster is such a character-driven piece, it's about male arrogance and swagger.
"Ornate plaster corbels used as brackets for decorative display shelves bring a classical element to a room,'' she notes.
The classical element of this humor is water, although I prefer to think of phlegm as a combination of cold earth and wet water.
The second section, "Writing the Body," revisits the classical element with "Nocturne," while also revisioning the sentimental implications of the title with "signs of violence" and the child's exercise of "forgetting the next smack" from a parent, or his own anger directed toward "Darrel Barnes, the bully of / Wilson Junior High." The poetic landscape is rich with "weeping willows like a child / hanging onto the hard end / of a broomstick" and "frantic ducks ...
We are concerned here with the specifically secularizing, classical element of polizia or civilta as it figures in the larger composition and effecting of Christian conversion.
"Shakespeare and great myths never end and in a strange way there is also a classical element to Jack Ryan, since he's this paradox of this Everyman who is brilliant,'' says Branagh.
He agrees that the classical element is missing from Hindi film music, yet feels it's a question to be answered by the filmmakers.
Petrie now programmes the classical element of the Monmouth Festival which takes place from August 17 to 25.
Council leader Mike Storey said: ``The classical element of the Pops has always been very popular,and this year we are going one better by using fireworks to ensure the Liverpool Summer Pops ends with a bang!''

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