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1) recycling. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...During World War I and World War II, shortages of essential materials led to collection drives for silk, rubber, and other commodities. In recent years the environmental...

2) Morris, Wright. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State Univ.). His fiction treats the relationship of the burden of American history to the present, and...

3) Wells, David Ames. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...David Ames, 1828-98, American economist, b. Springfield, Mass., grad. Williams, 1847, and Lawrence Scientific School, Cambridge, Mass., 1851. Early in life he wrote...

4) poll tax. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Although no longer a significant source of revenue for any major country, the poll tax did provide large sums for many governments until well into the 1800s. The...

5) Cooke, Jay. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jay Cooke & Company, which marketed the huge Civil War loans of the federal government. He later turned to railroad bonds and in 1870 undertook to raise $100 million...

6) gambling. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...England and in the United States, gambling was not a common-law crime if conducted privately. Even in colonial America, however, gambling was liable to rankle public...

7) Atlas, in Greek mythology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek mythology, a Titan; son of Iapetus and Clymene and the brother of Prometheus. When the Titans were defeated, Atlas was condemned to hold the sky on his shoulders...

8) Durant, Thomas Clark. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Thomas Clark, 1820-85, American railroad builder, chief figure in the construction of the Union Pacific RR, b. Lee, Mass. He was successful in building railroads...

9) ronin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Japanese history, masterless samurai. Ronin were retainers who were deprived of their place in the usual loyalty patterns of Japanese feudalism. The daimyo they had...

10) sales tax. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Many oppose the tax as being regressive, i.e., as placing a disproportionately heavy burden on the poor; but it yields a large revenue, and governments find it easy...

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