“This 30-foot tall octagonal granite tower was originally located on the southern end of Newport’s Goat Island. In 1851 it was dismantled and then reassembled at Sandy Point on Prudence Island. It was relighted in January of 1852.” It was built in 1823.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America Travel & Tourism
AskOxford.com: Free online dictionary resources from Oxford University Press
Provides essays, definitions, resources, FAQs, and games about the English language, usage, history, grammar, and related topics. If your questions are not answered on the website, you can send them to the Oxford Word and Language service team.
Subject: Reference–Quotations; Reference–Dictionaries
The Columbia World of Quotations
“The 65,000 essential quotations that constitute this authoritative collection represent the research of 154 experts. Entries from more than 5,000 authors and speakers are multiply classified into 6,500 subjects.” Search full text, by author or category, or browse an alphabetical author index.
Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations
A quotation guide, convering 1950-1988. “Nearly 10,000 notable quotes from 4,000 quoatable notables. Covers all of modern American life–including politics and government, architecture, art, music and dance, theater, radio and television, and religion.” Use either the author index or the subject index, or search for a quotation.
Wolfram Alpha quickly locates facts, graphs, definitions, tables, numbers, formulas, and other data. Use the “Examples” page to browse and see all the different topics covered.
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Quotations and Proverbs Search
This is a comprehensive directory of quotation and proverb resources available online. If you are looking for a variety of resources, this is a good place to start!
The Movie Quotes Site
This site has a huge collection of quotes from major motion pictures. It includes a “guess the quote” game and links to minutia and mistakes from each movie.
Subject: Reference–Quotations; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies
Confucian Analects : the Lun Yu
This site contains the Lun Yu (499 sayings of Confucius) in more than twenty languages, as well as a varying amount of other Confucius related contents for each language.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Classical Chinese Texts; Arts & Humanities–Religion & Theology–Faiths & Denominations–Other Faiths–Other Faiths Religious & Sacred Texts; Reference–Quotations; Arts & Humanities–Philosophy–Eastern–Chinese
The Quotations and Sayings Database
“A search portal for finding literary quotations and sayings from all the best databases on the internet.”