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Defrosting is a procedure, performed periodically on refrigerators and freezers to maintain their operating efficiency. Over time, as the door is opened and closed, letting in new air, water vapour from the air condenses on the cooling elements within the cabinet

Defrosted (album)
Defrosted is the second album by American rock band Frijid Pink. Released in the summer of 1970, the album is more blues-based hard rock than its predecessor, yet still contains the characteristic fuzz guitar sound featured prominently on the group's first album, Frijid Pink

Degas (disambiguation)
*Edgar Degas, artist*Degas is a crater on Mercury named after him*Degasification is the removal of gas from liquids*DEGAS, graphics programs for the Atari ST range of computers

Degen may refer to:bladed weaponnA type of historical bladed weapon in German-speaking Europe*The historical German term for a medieval dagger*Swiss degen, a type of short sword of the late medieval and Renaissance period*the German term for a dress sword

Degenerates originated in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan in 1979, during the formative years of the Detroit hardcore scene. The group predated the Process of Elimination EP, which some reviewers view as the beginning of the Midwest hardcore scene. Members branched out to other bands, including Dualtone Records recording artist Mike Mangione & the Union, and the Kalamazoo based band Spite

The idea of degeneration had significant influence on science, art and politics from the 1850s to the 1950s. The social theory developed consequently from Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution

Degeneration (Max Nordau)
Degeneration , was Max Nordau's major work. It is a moralistic attack on so-called degenerate art, as well as a polemic against the effects of a range of rising social phenomena of the period, such as rapid urbanization and its perceived effects on the human body.-Summary:Nordau begins his work with a 'medical' and social interpretation of what has created this

Degradation may refer to;* Biodegradation, the processes by which organic substances are broken down by living organisms* Cashiering or degradation ceremony, a ritual performed when cleric is deprived of office or a knight is stripped of the honour

Degradation (telecommunications)
In telecommunication, degradation, which may be categorized as either "graceful" or "catastrophic", has the following meanings:#The deterioration in quality, level, or standard of performance of a functional unit.

-As a unit of measurement:* Degree symbol, , a notation used in science, engineering and mathematics* Degree , a unit of angle measurement* Degree in geographic coordinate system* Degree , a unit of temperature measurement

Deh may refer to:*Deh, India, a village in Nagaur, Rajasthan, India*Deh, Cambodia, a village in Bar Kham, Cambodia

Dehesa may refer to:Places*Dehesa , in the Granite Hills and Alpine areas of San Diego County the U.S. state of California.*Dehesa, Veracruz, Mexican municipality*Dehesa de Montejo, SpainThings

Dehesa (California)
Dehesa is a district located between the Granite Hills and Alpine areas of San Diego County in California.Dehesa is Located, Between Harbison Canyon, Crest, Alpine, and Granite HillsIt is located in the 53rd Congressional District of California

Dehesa (pastoral management)
Dehesa is a type of wooded pastureland found in the Iberian peninsula, used for the grazing of livestock

Dehiscence can refer to:*Dehiscence is the spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents.*Wound dehiscence is a previously closed wound reopening.

In physiology and medicine, dehydration is defined as the excessive loss of body fluid. It is literally the removal of water from an object; however, in physiological terms, it entails a deficiency of fluid within an organism

Deicide is the killing of a god. The term deicide was coined in the 17th century from medieval Latin *deicidium, from de-us "god" and -cidium "cutting, killing")

Deified (album)
Deified is the fourteenth album by Keak da Sneak. It features Too Short, E-40, Daz Dillinger, Lil' Keke and Paul Wall among others. Keak also linked up with infamous New York rapper Prodigy from Mobb Deep and The Alchemist for the CD's first single, "That Go." The album sold 3,800 copies in its first week on shelves

Deimos, a Greek word for dread, may refer to:*Deimos , one of the sons of Ares and Aphrodite in Greek mythology*Deimos , the smaller and outermost of Mars' two natural satellites*Deimos , villain for the Warlord comic series

Deindustrialization is a process of social and economic change caused by the removal or reduction of industrial capacity or activity in a country or region, especially heavy industry or manufacturing industry. It is an opposite of industrialization.- Multiple interpretations :There are multiple interpretations of what this process is

Deja may refer to:* Deja News, an archive of messages posted to Usenet discussion groups and its successor* Andreas Deja , German animator.* Deja, a village in Sălăţig Commune, Sălaj County, Romania

Deja Vu (All Over Again)
Deja Vu is a 2004 album by John Fogerty. It was released after the lapse of 7 years from previous studio album Blue Moon Swamp

Deja Vu (The Outer Limits)
"Deja Vu" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 9 July 1999, during the fifth season.-Introduction:A teleportation experiment goes wrong, the wormhole it created expands and engulfs the scientists. Suddenly they're back to the day before, but only one man seems to remember what happened.-Opening narration:-Plot:Dr

Dejan is a Slavic male name derived from deja, meaning "to do something, to act." It may also be related to the Latin deus, meaning "god". It is a name in common use in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia, and was the sixth most popular boy name in Republic of Macedonia, 2006. Its feminine counterpart is Dejana

DEK can stand for several different things:As an abbreviation, it is the initials of:* David E. Kelley* Donald KnuthDEK is also an acronym for:* German Evangelical Church * German Evangelical Church in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

DEK (gene)
Protein DEK is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DEK gene.-Interactions:DEK has been shown to interact with TFAP2A.-Further reading:

Deka or DEKA may refer to:* deka-, an unofficial spelling for deca-, a prefix in the International System of Units* DEKA , a General Merchandise chain, based in New Zealand

DEKA (New Zealand)
DEKA was a nationwide chain of general merchandise stores in New Zealand. It was launched in 1988 by L.D. Nathan, which split its supermarket and general merchandise divisions. In 1992 ownership of DEKA shifted to the Farmers Trading Company, which had until then been a competitor

Del (command)
In computing, del is a command in various DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows command line interpreters such as COMMAND.COM, cmd.exe, 4DOS/4NT and Windows PowerShell. It is used to delete one or more files or directories from a filesystem. It is analogous to the Unix rm command

Dela (disambiguation)
Dela is a given name, and may refer to:* Dela , count of Empúries* Dela Smith , Headteacher at Beaumont Hill Technology College* Dela Yampolsky , Israeli-Nigerian football player

Delacroix derives from de la Croix . It may refer to:In people:* Caroline Delacroix , French-Romanian mistress of Leopold II of Belgium* Charles-François Delacroix , French ambassador to the Netherlands

Delamination (geology)
In geophysics, delamination refers to the loss and sinking of the portion of the lowermost lithosphere from the tectonic plate to which it was attached.This can occur when the lower portion of the lithosphere becomes more dense than the surrounding mantle

Delaware (chicken)
The Delaware is a breed of chicken originating in the U.S. state of Delaware. It was once of relative importance to the U.S. chicken industry, but today is critically endangered. It is primarily suited to meat production but also lays reasonably well

Delaware (grape)
The Delaware grape is a cultivar derived from the grape species Vitis Labrusca or 'Fox Grape' which is used for the table and wine production.

- Law :*To delay payment of a debt, a crime in the United Kingdom- Telecommunications and broadcasting:*Broadcast delay, a practice of time-shifting transmissions*Delay encoding, a radio transmission technique

Dele (disambiguation)
Dele may refer to:* Bison Dele , American professional basketball player* Dele, a proofreading symbolPeople with the given name Dele:* Dele Adebola , Nigerian footballer* Dele Adeleye , Nigerian footballer

A delegate is a person who speaks or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or conference between organizations of the same level A delegate is a person who speaks or acts on behalf of an organization (e.g., a government, a charity, an NGO, or a trade union) at a meeting or conference between organizations of the same level A delegate is a person who speaks or acts on behalf of an organization (e.g., a government, a charity, an NGO, or a trade union) at a meeting or conference between organizations of the same level (e.g., trade talks or an environmental summit between governments; an arbitration over an industrial dispute; or a meeting of student unions from individual colleges at a national student

Delegate (disambiguation)
Delegate or delegates may refer to:* a delegate , a member of a group representing an organisation at a meeting

Delegation is the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person to carry out specific activities. However the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work. Delegation empowers a subordinate to make decisions, i.e

Delegation (band)
Delegation was a British soul musical group with a lengthy career, and an amount of international success. They are generally viewed in the U.S. as a one-hit wonder, based on the crossover hit, "Oh Honey"

Deletion is the act of deleting or removal by striking out material, such as a word or passage, that has been removed from a body of written or printed matter.Deletion may refer to:*File deletion, a way of removing a file from a computer's file system

Deletion is the act of deleting or removal by striking out material, such as a word or passage, that has been removed from a body of written or printed matter.Deletion may refer to:*File deletion, a way of removing a file from a computer's file system

Deletion (linguistics)
In linguistics, deletion is the removal of a sound from a word, often for easier pronunciation. For instance, the word infrared is often pronounced [ɪnfərɛd].Like dissimilation or assimilation, deletion makes a word easier to pronounce.

Delfino (name)
Delfino may refer to:* Alejandro Delfino , original name of Alex To, Hong Kong singer and actor of Filipino descent* Carlos Delfino , Argentine basketball player* Daniel Delfino , Argentine football player

Delft is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland , the Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam and The Hague.

Delhi , officially National Capital Territory of Delhi , is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest by population in India, next to Mumbai. It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with 16,753,265 inhabitants in the Territory at the 2011 Census

Deli may refer to:* Delicatessen, type of food - Delicacies; Fast food * Delhi, the capital of India* Deli, Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry of Turkey* Deli , a previous sultanate at North Sumatra

Deli (song)
"Deli" is a song performed by Turkish rock group Mor ve Ötesi. It represented Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia, earning the 7th place in the finals

Delia or Deelia or Delyais is a female given name of English, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Romanian origin. It means "person from Delos".-Meaning and origin:

Delia (festival)
In classical antiquity, Delia were festivals and games celebrated at the great celebratory gathering, or panegyris in the island of Delos, the centre of an amphictyony to which the Cyclades and the neighboring Ionians on the coasts belonged

Delia (genus)
The genus Delia is part of the fly family Anthomyiidae.The genus Delia contains approximately 300–340 species worldwide . At present about 170 species are recorded from the Palaearctic Region, and 162 species from the Nearctic Region, 44 of which are Holarctic. Afrotropical fauna includes 20 Delia species

Deliberation is a process of thoughtfully weighing options, usually prior to voting. In legal settings a jury famously uses deliberation because it is given specific options, like guilty or not guilty, along with information and arguments to evaluate. Deliberation emphasizes the use of logic and reason as opposed to power-struggle, creativity, or dialog

Delicate may refer to:* "Delicate" , a 1993 single by Terence Trent D'Arby featuring Des'ree* Delicate , an album by Martha & The Muffins* "Delicate", a single by Damien Rice from the album O

Delicate (song)
"Delicate" is a song by Terence Trent D'Arby featuring Des'ree, released as a single in 1993. The song was written, arranged and produced by D'Arby.It reached #14 in the UK charts.-Personnel:*Written, Arranged and Produced by TTD

Delicatessen is a term meaning "delicacies" or "fine foods". The word entered English via German,with the old German spelling , plural of Delikatesse "delicacy", ultimately from Latin delicatus.

Delicatessen (band)
Delicatessen were an indie-rock group formed in Leicester, England in the early 1990s. They released three albums and four singles before splitting in 1998.-Biography:

Delicious may refer to:* Varieties of apples, namely Red Delicious and Golden Delicious* Delicious , a 1931 Hollywood musical* Delicious , a social bookmarking service* "Delicious" , a 1994 song by Sleeper

Delicious (1931 film)
Delicious is a Gershwin musical romantic comedy film starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, directed by David Butler, with color sequences in Multicolor . The film featured music by George and Ira Gershwin, including the introduction of "New York Rhapsody" ; an imaginative and elaborate set piece

Delicious (song)
"Delicious" is a song by English Britpop band Sleeper, written by the band's vocalist and guitarist Louise Wener along with guitarist Jon Stewart. It was the second single to be released from their debut album Smart in 1994, reaching number 75 on the UK Singles Chart.-Releases:

Delight means happiness and may refer to someone or something that brings such a state.It may also refer to :-Foods and beverages:*Angel Delight, a British pudding*Bakers Delight, a chain of bakeries in Australia and New Zealand

Delight (band)
Delight is a Polish gothic metal band. They are currently signed to Roadrunner Records.- Current members :*Paulina "Paula" Maślanka - vocals *Jarosław "Jaro" Baran - electric guitar *Marek Tkocz - bass guitar

-Live performances:*11 March 2005 — Music Station*17 March 2005 — Utaban*19 March 2005 — Music Fair 21 - "Delightful" and "Love the Island"*25 March 2005 — Music Fighter*26 March 2005 — CDTV*1 April 2005 — PopJam*31 December 2005 - CDTV 2005-2006 Special

Delilah (1968 song)
"Delilah" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Tom Jones in 1968. It was written by Barry Mason, with music by Les Reed.-Success:It reached No 1 in the charts of several countries including Germany and Switzerland. It reached No 2 in the British charts in March 1968 and was the sixth best selling single of that year

Delilah (novel)
Delilah, by Marcus Goodrich, was first published in 1941.It revolves around the activities of the fictional American destroyer the U.S.S. Delilah and her crew in and around the Philippines in the time period from 1916 to 1917

Delilah (The Dresden Dolls song)
"Delilah" is a song by the punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, released on their second studio album Yes, Virginia....The song is speculated to have many meanings, ranging from Delilah being a woman who continues to come back to a man who doesn't treat her right, to Delilah being a prostitute who has fallen for one of her clients

Delinquent or delinquents may refer to:* Law** A person who commits a misdemeanor** A person who commits a felony** A juvenile delinquent, often shortened as delinquent is a young person who fails to do that which is required by law; see juvenile delinquency* A person who fails to pay a debt or other financial obligation- Other :* The Delinquent, an alias of a

Grasses, or more technically graminoids, are monocotyledonous, usually herbaceous plants with narrow leaves growing from the base. They include the "true grasses", of the Poaceae family, as well as the sedges and the rushes . The true grasses include cereals, bamboo and the grasses of lawns and grassland

Grass Snake
The grass snake , sometimes called the ringed snake or water snake is a European non-venomous snake. It is often found near water and feeds almost exclusively on amphibians.-Etymology:

The grasshopper is an insect of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. To distinguish it from bush crickets or katydids, it is sometimes referred to as the short-horned grasshopper

Grasshopper Mowers
The Grasshopper Company is headquartered in Moundridge, Kansas in the United States. The company manufactures zero-turn mowers and lawn mower implements.- History :

Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses and other herbaceous plants . However, sedge and rush families can also be found. Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except Antarctica

Grasslands National Park
Grasslands National Park is one of Canada's newer national parks, located in southern Saskatchewan, and one of 43 parks and park reserves in Canada's national park system

Gravel is composed of unconsolidated rock fragments that have a general particle size range and include size classes from granule- to boulder-sized fragments. Gravel can be sub-categorized into granule and cobble

Gravely Tractor
Gravely, of Brillion, Wisconsin is a manufacturer of powered lawn and garden implements which it describes as "walk-behind, zero turn and outfront mowers".-Foundation:

Gravitation, or gravity, is a natural phenomenon by which physical bodies attract with a force proportional to their mass. Gravitation is most familiar as the agent that gives weight to objects with mass and causes them to fall to the ground when dropped

Gravitational wave detector
A gravitational wave detector is any experiment designed to measure gravitational waves, minute distortions of spacetime that are predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity. The existence of gravitational radiation is a prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Gravitational waves are perturbations in the curvature of spacetime caused by accelerated masses

In physics, the graviton is a hypothetical elementary particle that mediates the force of gravitation in the framework of quantum field theory. If it exists, the graviton must be massless and must have a spin of 2

Gravitropism is a turning or growth movement by a plant or fungus in response to gravity. Charles Darwin was one of the first to scientifically document that roots show positive gravitropism and stems show negative gravitropism. That is, roots grow in the direction of gravitational pull and stems grow in the opposite direction

Gravity Research Foundation
The Gravity Research Foundation, established in 1948 by businessman Roger Babson , was an organization designed to find ways to implement gravitational shielding

Gravity well
A gravity well or gravitational well is a conceptual model of the gravitational field surrounding a body in space. The more massive the body the deeper and more extensive the gravity well associated with it. The Sun has a far-reaching and deep gravity well. Asteroids and small moons have much shallower gravity wells

Gravlax or gravad lax , gravet laks , gravlaks , graavilohi , graavilõhe , graflax is a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill

Gravy is a sauce made often from the juices that run naturally from meat or vegetables during cooking. In North America the term can refer to a wider variety of sauces and gravy is often thicker than in Britain

Gray (unit)
The gray is the SI unit of absorbed radiation dose of ionizing radiation , and is defined as the absorption of one joule of ionizing radiation by one kilogram of matter .

Gray Bat
Myotis grisescens once flourished in caves all over the southeastern United States, but due to human disturbance, Gray Bat populations declined severely during the early and mid portion of the 20th century. At one cave alone, the Georgetown Cave in Northwestern Alabama, populations declined from 150,000 Gray Bats to 10,000 by 1969. In 1976, M

Gray Fox
The gray fox is a mammal of the order Carnivora ranging throughout most of the southern half of North America from southern Canada to the northern part of South America

Gray iron
Gray iron, or grey iron, is a type of cast iron that has a graphitic microstructure. It is named after the gray color of the fracture it forms, which is due to the presence of graphite

Gray Jay
The Gray Jay , also Grey Jay, Canada Jay, or Whiskey Jack, is a member of the crow and jay family found in the boreal forests across North America north to the tree-line and in subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains south to New Mexico and Arizona

Gray Wolf
The gray wolf , also known as the wolf, is the largest extant wild member of the Canidae family

Grease (film)
Grease is a 1978 American musical film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on Warren Casey's and Jim Jacobs's 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway

Grease (musical)
Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as the greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School , follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love, cars, and drive-ins

Great Allegheny Passage
The Great Allegheny Passage is a rail trail in Maryland and Pennsylvania. It is the central part of a several-hundred-mile long network of long-distance hiker-biker trails through the Allegheny region of the Appalachian Mountains, connecting Washington, D.C

Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival is a three-day annual event hosted by the Brewers Association, held in Denver, Colorado, in mid to late September or early October. This year, 2011, the festival runs from 29 September through 1 October. The GABF brings visitors from around the world to sample more than 2,000 different American beers

Great Architect of the Universe
The Great Architect of the Universe is a conception of God discussed by many Christian theologians and apologists. As a designation it is used within Freemasonry to neutrally represent whatever Supreme Being to which each member individually holds in adherence

Great Auk
The Great Auk, Pinguinus impennis, formerly of the genus Alca, was a large, flightless alcid that became extinct in the mid-19th century. It was the only modern species in the genus Pinguinus, a group of birds that formerly included one other species of flightless giant auk from the Atlantic Ocean region

Great Barr Hall
Great Barr Hall is an 18th century mansion situated at Pheasey, Walsall, on the border with Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, England. It is a Grade II* listed building. It is, however, in a very poor state of repair and is on the Buildings at Risk Register.-The Scotts:In the mid-17th century, Richard Scott acquired the house then standing on the site and known as Nether House

Great Basin National Park
Great Basin National Park is a United States National Park established in 1986, located in east-central Nevada near the Utah border. The park derives its name from the Great Basin, the dry and mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains. Topographically, this area is known as the Basin and Range Province

Great Bear Lake
Great Bear Lake is the largest lake entirely within Canada , the third or fourth largest in North America, and the seventh or eighth largest in the world

Great Black-backed Gull
The Great Black-backed Gull is the largest gull in the world, which breeds on the European and North American coasts and islands of the North Atlantic

Great Blizzard of 1888
The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe blizzards in United States' recorded history. Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of over produced snowdrifts in excess of

Great Blizzard of 1978
The Great Blizzard of 1978 was a historic blizzard which struck the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes from January 25–27, 1978. The 28.28 inches barometric pressure measurement recorded in Cleveland, Ohio was the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States until the Upper Midwest Storm of October 26, 2010 The Great Blizzard of 1978 was a historic blizzard which struck the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes from January 25–27, 1978. The 28.28 inches (958 millibars) barometric pressure measurement recorded in Cleveland, Ohio was the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States until the Upper Midwest Storm of October 26, 2010 The Great Blizzard of 1978 was a historic blizzard which struck the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes from January 25–27, 1978. The 28.28 inches (958 millibars) barometric pressure measurement recorded in Cleveland, Ohio was the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States until the Upper Midwest Storm of October 26, 2010 (28.20" measured at

Great Blue Heron
The Great Blue Heron is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North and Central America as well as the West Indies and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores and England

Great Boston Fire of 1872
The Great Boston Fire of 1872 was Boston's largest urban fire, and still ranks as one of the most costly fire-related property losses in American history. The conflagration began at 7:20 p.m. on November 9, 1872, in the basement of a commercial warehouse at 83—87 Summer Street in Boston, Massachusetts

Great Britain
Great Britain or Britain is an island situated to the northwest of Continental Europe. It is the ninth largest island in the world, and the largest European island, as well as the largest of the British Isles

Great Britain Historical GIS
The Great Britain Historical GIS , is a spatially-enabled database that documents and visualises the changing human geography of the British Isles, although is primarily focussed on the subdivisions of the United Kingdom mainly over the 200 years since the first census in 1801

Great Chicago Fire
The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about in Chicago, Illinois. Though the fire was one of the largest U.S

Great Chilean Earthquake
The 1960 Valdivia earthquake or Great Chilean Earthquake of Sunday, 22 May 1960 is to date the most powerful earthquake ever recorded on Earth, rating 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale

Great Depression
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s

Great Depression in Australia
Australia suffered badly during the period of the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Depression began with the Wall Street Crash of October, 1929 and rapidly spread worldwide. As in other nations, Australia suffered years of high unemployment, poverty, low profits, deflation, plunging incomes, and lost opportunities for economic growth and personal advancement

Great Depression in Canada
Canada was hit hard by the Great Depression. Between 1929 and 1939, the gross national product dropped 40% . Unemployment reached 27% at the depth of the Depression in 1933

Great Dorset Steam Fair
The Great Dorset Steam Fair is an annual show featuring steam-powered vehicles and machinery. It now covers and runs for five days from the Wednesday after the UK August bank holiday

Great Expectations
Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens. It was first published in serial form in the publication All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It has been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.

Great Falls, Montana
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. The population was 58,505 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Cascade County

Great Fire of Smyrna
The Great Fire of Smyrna or the Catastrophe of Smyrna was a fire that destroyed much of the port city of Izmir in September 1922. Eye-witness reports state that the fire began on 13 September 1922 and lasted until it was largely extinguished on September 22

Great Flood of 1951
In mid-July 1951, heavy rains led to a great rise of water in the Kansas River and other surrounding areas. Flooding resulted in the Kansas, Neosho, Marais Des Cygnes, and Verdigris river basins. The damage in June and July 1951 exceeded $935 million dollars in an area covering eastern Kansas and Missouri, which, adjusting for inflation, is nearly $7 billion dollars in 2005

Great Flood of 1993
The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 occurred in the American Midwest, along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, from April to October 1993. The flood was among the most costly and devastating to ever occur in the United States, with $15 billion in damages

Great Gerbil
The Great Gerbil is a large gerbil found throughout much of Central Asia.-Description:The largest of the gerbils, Great Gerbils have a head and body length between 15-20cm . Their skulls are distinctive by having two grooves in each incisor

Great Grey Owl
The Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl is a very large owl, distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. In some areas it is also called the Great Gray Ghost, Phantom of the north, Cinereous Owl, Spectral Owl, Lapland Owl, Spruce Owl, Bearded Owl and Sooty Owl.-Description:Adults have a big, rounded head with a gray face and yellow eyes with darker circles around

Great Horned Owl
The Great Horned Owl, , also known as the Tiger Owl, is a large owl native to the Americas. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range and is the most widely distributed true owl in the Americas.-Description:

Great Hurricane of 1780
The Great Hurricane of 1780, also known as Hurricane San Calixto, the Great Hurricane of the Antilles, and the 1780 Disaster, is the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. Over 20,000 people died when the storm passed through the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean between October 10 and October 16

Great Lakes
The Great Lakes are a collection of freshwater lakes located in northeastern North America, on the Canada – United States border. Consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total surface, coming in second by volume behind Baikal in Russia

Great Lakes Institute of Management
Great Lakes Institute of Management is a business school located in the South Indian city of Chennai

Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League
The Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League is a Junior "C" ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association. The Champion of the Great Lakes will compete for the All-Ontario Championship and the Clarence Schmalz Cup.

Great Lakes Storm of 1913
The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, historically referred to as the "Big Blow", "Jeff Kinsland's Wash," the "Freshwater Fury" or the "White Hurricane", was a blizzard with hurricane-force winds that devastated the Great Lakes Basin in the Midwestern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario from November 7 through November 10, 1913

Great Locomotive Chase
The Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews' Raid was a military raid that occurred April 12, 1862, in northern Georgia during the American Civil War. Volunteers from the Union Army, led by civilian scout James J

Great Mahele
The Great Mahele or just the Mahele was the Hawaiian land redistribution act proposed by King Kamehameha III in the 1830s and enacted in 1848.-Overview:

Great Migration (African American)
The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million blacks out of the Southern United States to the Northeast, Midwest, and West from 1910 to 1970. Some historians differentiate between a Great Migration , numbering about 1.6 million migrants, and a Second Great Migration , in which 5 million or more people moved and to a wider variety of destinations

Great Mississippi Flood of 1927
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States.-Events:The flood began when heavy rains pounded the central basin of the Mississippi in the summer of 1926. By September, the Mississippi's tributaries in Kansas and Iowa were swollen to capacity

Great Natchez Tornado
The Great Natchez Tornado hit Natchez, Mississippi on May 7, 1840. It is the second deadliest single tornado in United States history, killing 317 people . It is also the only recorded massive tornado in the U.S.A. that killed more people than it injured: only 109 were injured

Great North Run
The Bupa Great North Run is the world's largest half marathon, taking place annually each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields in England. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000 m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.The first Great North Run was staged on 28 June 1981, when 12,000 runners participated

Great Plague of London
The Great Plague was a massive outbreak of disease in the Kingdom of England that killed an estimated 100,000 people, 20% of London's population. The disease is identified as bubonic plague, an infection by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted through a flea vector

Great Plains
The Great Plains are a broad expanse of flat land, much of it covered in prairie, steppe and grassland, which lies west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada. This area covers parts of the U.S

Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact

Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan
The ' was one of the main temples of the Aztecs in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. Its architectural style belongs to the late Postclassic period of Mesoamerica

Great Rift Valley
The Great Rift Valley is a name given in the late 19th century by British explorer John Walter Gregory to the continuous geographic trench, approximately in length, that runs from northern Syria in Southwest Asia to central Mozambique in South East Africa

Great Salem Fire of 1914
The Great Salem Fire of June 25, 1914, destroyed 1,376 buildings in Salem, Massachusetts.-Before the fire:Franklin H. Wentworth agitated for more fire protection. In an article in the Salem Evening News , he called "Salem in Danger of Destruction by Fire". He felt that the main fire danger was to the downtown business district

Great Salt Lake
The Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere, the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world. In an average year the lake covers an area of around , but the lake's size fluctuates substantially due to its shallowness