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  • The savage circle laughed derisively, and in the ear of Gnob whispered Madwan, the shaman, high-priest of the tribe and maker of medicine.

    KEESH, SON OF KEESH

  • In a state that had been dominated by politicians catering to an alliance of the Muslim and middle-caste Yadav vote, Kumar set out to build a "coalition of extremes" that includes the high-priest and warrior castes and voters from among the erstwhile untouchables.

    From Worst to Near First

  • Limbaugh is the high-priest of ignorance he is also a drug addict who in 2006 was stopped en route from the Dominican Republic with someone else's Viagra.

    Lorelei Kelly: Boehner's Dilemma: Decency vs. Depravity

  • The bells were likely included as part of high-priest Aaron's vestments for two reasons.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • "Whereas the four traditional elements air, water, fire, and earth… have dominated various epochs in the past," said Mayan spokesperson and high-priest Carlos Barrios, "there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun: ether."

    Ervin Laszlo / HEALING THE PLANET AN INTEGRAL DIAGNOSIS AND PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THE CURE

  • Oh, alright, mebbe it's the feast fitz for a beaut and a critically lauded high-priest to say the least.

    Oops ...

  • Jonathan Freedland's article today does, however, lead us to have some sympathy for the Left: Liberal activists in the US rocked on their heels last month when they saw Obama hand the two top economic posts to Larry Summers and Tim Geithner, disciples of Robert Rubin, the Clinton-era high-priest of deregulation whose shredding of FDR-era rules bears partial blame for the current mess.

    Change we can believe in? Depends on the 'we' ...

  • Once in the city the hero is sold to the high-priest, who places him in a long underground labyrinth.

    "Lords of the Under World" by L. Taylor Hansen

  • The high-priest of neo-liberal thought, the philosopher Friedrich Hayek, used the phrase 'spontaneous extended order' to describe the institutions and patterns of life which preserved and transmitted human capital: "to understand our civilisation, one must appreciate that the extended order resulted not from human design or intention but spontaneously".

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Moreover, the whole people was commanded to come together at a certain place every seven years and be instructed in the law by the high-priest; further, each individual was bidden to read the book of the law through and through continually with scrupulous care.

    Theologico-Political Treatise

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