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BIs are mostly designed to avert ill-omened behavior by snakes and birds, but there is one, unfortunately very fragmentary, ritual (no.
However, that estimation reflects an equally ill-omened political forecast as well.
I am giving you a friendly piece of advice: you should choose between protecting your own honor and interest, and protecting the ill-omened Zionist regime.
Between its walls we nursed and treated the wounded who fought for the island's independence as well as those of the coup and the invasion in the ill-omened months of July and August 1974.
Whatever wealth or family connection distracts you away from AllAh is ill-omened for you" (p.
Pavel Sorokin's orchestra put the audience into the mood of Swan Lake instantly and as the curtain opened slowly, it revealed a magnificent stage design and lighting that propelled the audience into the world of Prince Siegfried: a royal court set in an ill-omened castle.
In his latest statement bin Laden spells out who these "merchants of war" are, describing Iraq as "the ill-omened plan of the four--Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz.
The conservative Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger might want to show respect for Pins XII (1939-58), but Pins XIII would sound ill-omened to many.
The French for left is gauche, meaning awkward and clumsy; the Italian, mancini, means crooked and maimed; and the Greek translation, skaios, stands for ill-omened.
Changing his name to something less conspicuous or ill-omened might be a good place to start.
In reaction against the rationalism of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, the time when Anna Maria Ortese's novel The Lament of the Linnet is set, we find the strange happenings of a group of people, dire unhappiness caused by the constant presence of an ill-omened bird, the linnet.
AN ill-omened albatross has appeared in the skies off Britain - just as the world is predicted to end.