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Composer lifetime: Ludwig van Beethoven
Egyptian deity: Fish god who fertilizes the land with his tears
Literally, a fly swallower; hence, once who keeps his mouth open; a boor; a silly and credulous person.
Capital of Rheinland-Pfalz
A sudden, violent, involuntary muscular contraction
An enclosure, from which water can be expelled, in order to give access to underwater areas for engineering works etc.
a community-operated waterway used in Spain and former Spanish colonies in the Americas for irrigation
(of a word or expression) Coined for or used on one occasion: "a nonce usage".
Latin: from the latter (based on empirical knowledge)
English name for Australia, 1644-1824
small jar; holds liquid (oil or water).
Date: reign of Constantine "the Great", Byzantine emperor