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Synonyms for Abyssinian

a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat

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In April 1936, after Bruce had assumed the Presidency of the League Council, he told Lyons that there were three difficult options facing the British Empire: either to admit failure and let Italy and Abyssinia negotiate face-to-face, the French option, which would be a nasty blow to British 'prestige' and a 'fatal' blow to the 'collective security' system; or to increase sanctions by adding oil and closing ports to the Italians, which option would be outvoted and risk splitting the League; or to continue the present limited sanctions and hope that the Abyssinian rains intervened to allow the sanctions more time to do the job.
Abyssinian, which will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2008, is one of the oldest black churches in the United States, and its culinary roots run deep and wide.
Butts III, pastor of New York's Abyssinian Baptist Church, would disagree.
Butts Jr., pastor of Harlem's influential Abyssinian Baptist Church.
If upon reading the first sentence of Moses Isegawa's debut novel, Abyssinian Chronicles, in an Amsterdam bookstore a few years back, I quickly re-read it a few times and committed it to memory, it was because it reminded me so strongly of the sunny afternoon in Jerusalem twenty years earlier when my father recited to me what he considered the greatest opening line of any novel ever.
The behind-the-lines SAS major who won the DSO in 1941,and who saw the last flowering of the chivalric and feudal splendour of Abyssinian tribes riding bloodstained back from battle was equally at home dressed as a Bedouin riding a camel in the desert as in a three-piece suit on the streets of London.
At 53, the flame-haired, black-pleather-wearing Streb--three parts muscle and sinew, one part hair mousse (to keep her fauxhawk haircut energized)--lives in a downtown New York loft with an Abyssinian cat (on permanent rat patrol) and the feminist journalist Laura Flanders.
Also, Young interweaves Bonhoeffer's life story--from his early relation with the Abyssinian Baptist church while a student at Union in New York in the early 1930s to his eventual martyrdom--with his attitudes about persecuted minorities, such as the Jews in Nazi Germany, and his theological commitments, in order to give Bonhoeffer's thinking a contemporary voice.
Included are highlights from Bonhoeffer's year-long stay in New York, when he was influenced by the social justice preaching of Abyssinian Baptist Church's Adam Clayton Powell Sr.
The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association went uptown last week to present its 2002 Big Apple Award to the Abyssinian Development Corp.
A pillar to post victory was also recorded in the Mantis Collection Handicap in which Abyssinian Wolf, trained by James Fanshawe and ridden by Richard Hills' brother Michael readily held Dardanus and the favourite Bid For Fame.
David and Linda Horobin are putting their rural retreat near Northwich, Cheshire, on the market after a fruitless two-month search for their beloved Abyssinian cross, Jeremy.
I also have a lot of 19th-century African objects--mostly Abyssinian, Ethiopian, Tunisian, Eritrean, Somalian--and right now I'm into old master prints.
A fundamental problem plagues studies of British foreign policy during the Abyssinian crisis of 1935-36, especially treatments of the Hoare-Laval plan.