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secondary school exam, in Britain A level
department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain) admiralty
Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138) Adrian , Hadrian , Publius Aelius Hadrianus
Roman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93) Agricola , Gnaeus Julius Agricola
hard-line extremist Islamic group in Great Britain who support bin Laden and other terrorist groups al-Muhajiroun
archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically Albion
Britain, poetically Albion
European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb Alexander , Alexanders , black lovage , horse parsley , Smyrnium olusatrum
in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers Allies
European leek naturalized in Great Britain; leaves triangular in section Allium triquetrum , three-cornered leek , triquetrous leek
revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783 American Revolution , American Revolutionary War , American War of Independence , War of American Independence
fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain Antonine Wall
creeping plant having curving flowers thought to resemble fetuses; native to Europe; naturalized Great Britain and eastern North America Aristolochia clematitis , birthwort
any of several weekdays when banks are closed; a legal holiday in Britain bank holiday
British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970) Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding , Dowding , Dowdy , Hugh Dowding
former monetary unit in Great Britain bob , British shilling , shilling
large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain bobtail , Old English sheepdog
either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880-1881); the second when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain (1899-1902) Boer War
native or inhabitant of Great Britain Brit , Britisher , Briton
predominant philosophical tradition in Great Britain since the 17th century British empiricism
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