Twin of Jacob

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Twin of Jacob :

ESAU
Esau was the twin brother of Jacob, the founder of the Israelites. When their mother Rebekah gave birth to the twins “the first emerged red and hairy all over (Esau), with his heel grasped by the hand of the second to come out (Jacob)”. As Esau was the first born, he was entitled to inherit his father’s wealth (it was his “birthright”). Instead, Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for the price of a “mess of pottage” (a meal of lentils).

Sonata starters

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Sonata starters :

CAR KEYS
The Sonata automobile is made by Hyundai.

The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational automaker headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Caroline du Sud, e.g.

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Caroline du Sud, e.g. :

ETAT
In French, South Carolina (Caroline du Sud) is a state (état).  A coup d’état also known as a coup, a putsch, or an overthrow, is the sudden deposition of a government,

Painter’s deg.

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Painter’s deg. : MFA
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Master of Fine Arts (MFAM.F.A.[1][2][3][4]) is a graduate degree typically requiring 2–3 years of postgraduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree (BFA), although the term of study will vary by country or by university. The MFA is a creative degree usually awarded as a terminal degree invisual arts, creative writing, filmmaking, dance, theatre, other performing arts, as well as some theatre management [5][6][7] and arts administration degrees.[8] Coursework is primarily of an applied or performing nature with the program often culminating in a major work or performance.

Master of Fine Arts programs have generally required a bachelor’s degree prior to admission, but many do not require that the undergraduate major be the same as the MFA field of study. The most important admissions requirement has often been a sample portfolio or a performanceaudition.

One of a race in Middle-earth

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One of a race in Middle-earth :

ENT
Ents are those tree-like creatures that live in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth in his series of books “The Lord of the Rings”. “Ent” is an Old English word for “giant”.

One of three stars in the Summer Triangle

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One of three stars in the Summer Triangle :

DENEB
Deneb is the brightest star in the constellation called Cygnus, the Swan. The name “Deneb” comes from the Arabic word “dhaneb” meaning “tail”, as it lies at the tail of the swan.

The Summer Triangle is the name given to a pattern of stars seen in the northern hemisphere. It is so named as it sits almost directly overhead at midnight in most northern latitudes. The points of the triangle are the bright stars Altair, Deneb and Vega.

Whistle-blowers?

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Whistle-blowers? :

LOTHARIOS
A lothario might wolf-whistle at women.

There is a character Lothario in Don Quixote, and in the “Fair Penitent”, a 1703 play by Nicholas Rowe. In both cases the Lothario in question exhibits less than wholesome behavior towards a woman, giving rise to the term “lothario” meaning a “roue”.

Kind of raid

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Kind of raid :

PANTY
The first college prank labelled as a “panty raid” apparently took place in 1948 at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

Setting for “Mork & Mindy”

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Setting for “Mork & Mindy” :

BOULDER, COLORADO
“Mork & Mindy” is a sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982. The title characters were played by Robin Williams and Pam Dawber. Mork is an alien from the planet Ork who reports back to his superior called Orson. Orson is played by voice actor Ralph James. Ralph James was also known for providing the voice of Mr Turtle in famous Tootsie Pop commercials in the seventies.

Metaphor for obsolescence

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Metaphor for obsolescence :

DODO BIRD
The dodo was a direct relative of the pigeon and dove, although the fully grown dodo was usually three feet tall. One of the reasons the dodo comes to mind when we think of extinction of a species, is that it disappeared relatively recently, in the mid-1600s, and humans were the reason for its demise. The dodo lived exclusively on the island of Mauritius, and when man arrived he cut back the forest that was its home. He also introduced domestic animals, such as dogs and pigs, that ransacked the dodo’s nests.

Grp. with a caduceus

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Grp. with a caduceus :

AMA
The icon known as the caduceus is a staff around which are twisted two serpents and which has two wings at the top. The caduceus was carried by the Greek god Hermes. The traditional symbol for the medical profession was the rod of Asclepius, a Greek god associated with healing and medicine. The rod of Asclepius is similar to the caduceus, being a staff with a single serpent-entwined. Some medical organizations use the caduceus as a symbol, apparently due to confusion that dates by to the its mistaken use by the US Army Medical Corps in 1902.

Like bourbon barrels

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Like bourbon barrels :

OAKEN
Bourbon is a whiskey made here in North America, with the primary ingredient being corn. Production of the whiskey has for centuries been associated with Bourbon County in Kentucky, which gave its name to the drink.

Crosswords, e.g., in the 1920s

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Crosswords, e.g., in the 1920s :

FAD
Crossword-like puzzles have been around at least since 1873. A puzzle that resembles what we know today as a crossword first appeared in the “New York World” in 1913. This “word-cross” puzzle was created by a journalist from Liverpool, England called Arthur Wynne. The crossword phenomenon really took off in the 1920s. Crosswords became so popular that libraries became crowded with solvers seeking out help from dictionaries and encyclopedias.