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James took ou t books on astronomy, ornithology: 1 sciences at once abou t tininess and height. He approached the desk with books he’d liked and asked for more—he knew it was easier to find more books with a good example in hand. Then one day, in the first months of 1 955—I remember looking over his head at some awful persistent Christmas decoration Astoria had stuck to the ceiling— he came to me without books. His height had become unwieldy; he reached out to touch walls as he walked, ...
Weegy: Do you have a question for Weegy? User: “There’s something,” I told him. “Come back. We’ll look for it together.” That night after closing, I hunted around myself. The only thing under stature was a book about growth and nutrition. I tried our two encyclopedias under height and found passing references. Not much. In truth, my library was a small-town place, and this was a specialized topic. Still, I was certain I could find more. I got that familiar mania—there is information somewhere here, and I can find it, I have to. A good librarian is not so different from a prospector, her whole brain a divining rod. She walks to books and stands and wonders: here? Is the answer here? The same blind faith in finding, even when hopeless. If someone caught me when I was in the throes of tracking something elusive, I would have told them: but it’s out there. I can feel it. God wants me to find it. That night I wandered the reference department, eyed the bindings of the encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases. James was so big I almost expected to locate him in the gazetteer. 2 I set my hands upon our little card catalog, curled my fingers in the curved handles of the drawers. Then I went to the big volumes of subject headings. Looking under height and stature turned up nothing; anthropometry was not quite right. Then I realized the word I was looking for: Giant. Giant described him. Giant, I knew, would lead me to countless things—not just the word, located in indexes and catalogs and encyclopedias, but the idea of Giant, the knowledge that the people that James wanted to read about, people who could be described as like him, were not just tall but giants. I sat in a spindle-backed chair in the reference room, waiting for a minute. Then I checked the volume of the Library of Congress headings. Giant. See also: dwarfs. We did not have a book, but I found several encyclopedia entries. Nowadays I could just photocopy; but that night I wrote down the page ... (More)
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three facts that you believe to be undeniable truths. Can these truths ever change? Can your perceptions of them change? User: During reading activity: What details does McCracken use to let the reader know just how big James is? As you read, write down the descriptions she uses of James, as well as the page numbers of the clues.  
Weegy: Batteries provide a source of stored energy for objects that are portable. [ [ This development has made it very convenient to provide power for handheld or lightweight devices independent of established sources of energy, which is especially handy when traveling. Think of all the things that use batteries and you will see the contribution batteries have made towards human development: Camera Flashlight Cell phone Camcorder Remote control Clock Ipod Mp3 player Toys (many different kinds) Smoke detector Laptop Watches Hearing aid Pace maker Galvanic cells are classified as either primary or secondary. A primary cell is used once and then thrown away when exhausted. A common example is an alkaline dry cell. Alkaline cells are a subset of galvanic cells. Galvanic cells are more generic and use any metals. Alkaline batteries are a type of disposable battery or rechargeable battery dependent upon the reaction between zinc and manganese (IV) oxide (Zn/MnO2). The alkaline battery gets its name because it has an alkaline electrolyte of potassium hydroxide, as opposed to the acidic electrolyte of the zinc-carbon batteries which are offered in the same nominal voltages and physical size. ] ] User: what?? Weegy: Do you have a question i can help you with? User: What details does McCracken use to let the reader know just how big James is? the descriptions she uses of James, as well as the page numbers of the clues?   Weegy: Until the day James Carlson Sweatt- the "over-tall" eleven year-old boy who's talk of the town- walks into her library and changes her life forever. [ Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless they find their lives entwined in ways that neither one could have predicted. And as James grows- six foot five at age twelve, then seven feet, then eight- so does Peggy's heart and their most singular romance. ] (More)
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Write down three facts that you believe to be undeniable truths. Can these truths ever change? Can your perceptions of them change?
Weegy: 1. Gravity is 9.8 m/s 2. Nicholas Tesla was responsible for some of Edison's inventions, but were never credited 3. [ Apple Inc is currently leading with the biggest market capitalization. These are truths, but only number 3 may be changed if another company can come by. Based on the facts stated, only the historic ones cannot be changed while the present ones can. ] User: No Weegy: how is that a no, you just asked to write down three facts that you believe to be undeniable truths. (More)
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Critical Reading Identify the letter of the choice that best answers the question. In “There Is No Word for Goodbye,” what is the meaning of “Sokoya” in Alaskan Athabaskan? A. mother B. uncle C. aunt D. sister
Weegy: Mother. User: Read the following lines from “There Is No Word for Goodbye”: A shade of feeling rippled the wind-tanned skin. To which senses does the imagery in these lines appeal? A. sight only B. sight and touch C. touch and taste D. touch only Weegy: B. sight and touch (More)
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The meaning of Sokoya in Alaskan Athabaskan is: "aunt on the mother's side".
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Literary Analysis: Sound Devices. The word fizz is an example of which sound device? A. alliteration B. consonance C. assonance D. onomatopoeia User: Literary Analysis: Sound Devices. The words jump and stunt are examples of which sound device? A. alliteration B. consonance C. assonance D. onomatopoeia
Weegy: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, and together with alliteration and consonance serves as one of the building blocks of verse. User: Literary Analysis: Sound Devices. Which sound device does this phrase demonstrate? cruel cackles of crazed crones A. alliteration B. consonance C. assonance D. onomatopoeia Weegy: A. alliteration (More)
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