shibboleth


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shibboleth

A practice that distinguishes a group of insiders from outsiders based on the outsiders’ mispronunciation of key words (e.g., prostrate for prostate).
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Para llevar a cabo lo que aqui nos proponemos, en primer lugar, como se ha senalado, se identificaran, a partir de algunas consideraciones en torno a Shibboleth de Doris Salcedo, ciertos sintomas de nuestra epoca.
But wht the poem mrks, wht enters nd incises lnguge in the form of dte, is tht there is prtking of the shibboleth, prtking t once open nd closed.
Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right.
In fact, the National Research Council concludes that the government's plan is "sufficiently protective of public health." Rather than rely on the fired shibboleth of the antinuclear movement that "any dose of radiation, no matter how small, increases the risk to public health," the scientists support waste recycling within a dose standard of 1 millirem per year-a fraction of the 360 millirem of radiation received annually from natural sources.
Meanwhile, Radosh was having second thoughts about another leftist shibboleth: the revolutionary government in Nicaragua.
The first shibboleth he addresses deals with Mote's relationship with the Charterhouse.
All eyes will be on Aidan O'Brien's Mozart and Shibboleth, who represents Henry Cecil.
Henry Cecil finally had something to smile about at Newmarket yesterday when Shibboleth came back to form in sparkling style.
Shibboleth finished with only two behind him after running free in the early stages and he also needs a drop back to this trip.
Henry Cecil has a tremendous record at the prestigious four-day fixture and the Warren Place trainer can get the meeting off to a flying start with Shibboleth in the opening Queen Anne Stakes.
Quinn was referred by the Ascot stewards over his use of the whip aboard Shibboleth, fourth in the St James's Palace Stakes last week.