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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Majidae — the sea spider or spider crab.


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  • "We are Anna and Britta Maja from the Engärd," said the elder, "and we were going to ask for a night's lodging."

    Further Adventures of Nils

  • "No; she shall be called Maja, as in the 'Every-day Tales,'" said

    O. T. a Danish Romance

  • Last week Pennsylvania State University officials removed a copy of the "Maja" from a classroom wall after a woman professor called if a form of sexual harassment.

    Get Me Repaint!

  • The first thing I thought of were the images of the Spanish "Maja", a woman of Spain attired in flamenco dress with a black fan, often a sultry image, powerful and seductive.

    The Annotated "Terrapin Station"

  • For nearly a decade now, Danish painter Maja Lisa Engelhardt b. 1956 has been wrestling with the mysteries of creation—not just those of generating movement, form and light on canvas, but also those from the Bible's Book of Genesis.

    Soaring Heights, A Sense of Horses

  • And Maja Wilson's "There Are a Lot of Really Bad Teachers Out There" weighs efforts to improve teaching by imposing mandates from above.

    Alfie Kohn: Operation Discourage Bright People from Wanting to Teach

  • Jens Meyer/Associated Press READY FOR A PARTY: Five-year-olds Maja Hildebrandt, center, and Josephine Becher, second from right, joined other little girls to celebrate the start of the winter carnival season in Erfurt, Germany, on Friday.

    Photos of the Day: Nov. 11

  • "If we can't get rid of teachers 'physical selves," says Maja Wilson, "we can replace their teaching selves with the standardized self of the mandated, scripted curriculum" and thereby assure quality.

    Alfie Kohn: Operation Discourage Bright People from Wanting to Teach

  • "Neither violence or barricades, nor the referendum, are the solution" to problems in northern Kosovo, said EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic.

    In Kosovo, Serbs Hold Symbolic Vote

  • Maja Hitij/dapd Designer Dorothee Schumacher takes a bow at the end of her show at Berlin fashion week.

    From Idea to Paper Cutout to Runway Gown


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