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a gift from God
▪ Life is a gift from God.
a gift tag (=a tag attached to a gift that says who it is from)
▪ You can buy gift wrap with matching gift tags.
a gifted child (=extremely intelligent)
▪ a special school for gifted children
a talented/gifted individual
▪ He had taken a group of talented individuals and built a superb team.
a wedding present/gift
▪ He gave them a painting as a wedding present.
accept a gift/present
▪ Accepting presents from him made her feel uncomfortable.
free gift
▪ There’s a special free gift with this month’s magazine.
gift certificate
gift shop
gift token
gift wrap
▪ Her illness made her appreciate more the precious gift of life.
receive a prize/award/gift etc
▪ He went up to receive his award from the mayor.
toy/pet/shoe/gift etc shop
▪ Her brother runs a record shop in Chester.
▪ Last year Golf Monthly gave one of these pitch repairers as a free gift which I still use regularly.
▪ They want photo stories, tales of holiday romances, horoscopes and advice columns as well as free gifts of make-up and jewellery.
▪ Hassall Homes, of Wakefield, Yorkshire, is even offering the normal five percent deposit as a free gift.
▪ And our free gift this month is a recipe leaflet showing you how to create delicious calorie-reduced meals.
▪ Polished performer Making the most of your free gift.
▪ The Karimojong happily accepted these unexpected free gifts but have not been too enthusiastic about development projects introduced after the famine.
▪ There's also a free gift wrapping service on any purchase over £10.
▪ It looks forward to a greater gift in the future while stressing a real gift in the present.
▪ He had squandered his great gifts of talent, intellect, and personal magnetism.
▪ The gift of love is the greatest gift a man can give himself.
▪ He understood that his playing skills were limited, that his greatest gift was the tenacity Laird Cowher had given him.
▪ The shop - great gifts and souvenirs, superb specialists selection.
▪ Professional counselors, psychiatrists, and psychiatric hospitals have great gifts to offer.
▪ It is a state of exaltation of the individual, a great and rare gift of a great and rare invigorating dream.
▪ The civic culture and the open polity, then, represent the great and problematic gifts of the West.
▪ An ideal gift for any student is an adjustable desk lamp, the more flexible the better.
▪ These will be on sale very soon and would make an ideal Christmas gift.
▪ Net Set, available in matt black or 14K gold plate finish makes an ideal tennis gift.
▪ Just the thing for thinking up excuses for sick days and an ideal gift for the hypochondriac in your life.
▪ He bestowed a precious gift, Touching Mankind's soul world-wide.
▪ How lucky we all were to be loved by such a woman; what a precious gift she was to us all!
▪ After all, Tyler's son was the most precious gift of all.
▪ All that wonderful time is still with us: memory is a precious gift.
▪ University education was the precious gift they never had.
▪ That wonderful love they had shared and which had given her the precious gift of a son.
▪ It seemed to her a precious gift, far more than just an alleviation of present discomfort.
▪ It is a state of exaltation of the individual, a great and rare gift of a great and rare invigorating dream.
▪ He had a rare gift for casting presidential power in heroic terms.
▪ Unfortunately skilled chairmanship is a rare gift.
▪ Great Groups are made up of people with rare gifts working together as equals.
▪ Hicks displays a rare gift of extracting informed humour from randomly assembled streams of bemused observation.
▪ He is a writer of rare gifts, and among his gifts is a capacity to wound.
▪ But Luke turned out to have the rare gift of making his subject not merely comprehensible, but absorbingly interesting.
▪ But he was very systematic in his descriptions and had a rare gift for the significant detail.
▪ Directors do not normally expect payment for their services though a small gift might be appropriate.
▪ The holiday is also celebrated with small gifts for children and the distribution of meat to the needy.
▪ Even small gifts could strain resources.
▪ There is a certain woman that glows at the smallest gift.
▪ Everyone who enters the competition will receive a small gift..
▪ Their constant bowing and gestures of gratitude over even a small gift, while charming on the surface, seemed basically artificial.
▪ She told me that he just had time to wrap a small gift of appreciation.
▪ When we gave our landlady even a small gift, she would bow half a dozen times and thank us for days.
▪ According to Mensa, some parents resent their child's special ability and do little to encourage their offspring's special gifts.
▪ Time to get out the tree, the ornaments, the special gift baskets and the ceramic figurines to decorate the house.
▪ She had encouraged her and taken an interest in her special aptitudes and gifts.
▪ Cheri has special gifts in fashion and design.
▪ September 26 is also Grandparents Day - so while you are in Woolworths why not buy them a special card or gift?
▪ Molly receives a box of doggie goodies and the runners-up will receive, by post, a special gift.
▪ The author of each issue's Letter of the Month will receive a special gift of art materials.
▪ Treat some one special to a gift subscription which will last a whole year!
▪ And the same process can be true of the other spiritual gifts.
▪ Love, then, stands supreme as the more excellent motivation for the manifestation of spiritual gifts.
▪ The celibacy that is accepted in the New Testament is one that comes as the result of a spiritual gift.
▪ And there, framed in the open left-hand doorway of the stalls, was the T'ang's birthday gift to his son.
▪ Joan has also 194 established policies for buying birthday gifts and so forth.
▪ You can do one of two things when it comes to your subsequent birthday gifts.
▪ I spent a half-hour recently putting together the ultimate birthday gift for my 5-year-old niece.
▪ Show him you are sensitive to his needs with a gift certificate to that utopia of contraptions, Sharper Image.
▪ Some readers sent department store gift certificates and money for food.
▪ That includes Harley-Davidson sunglasses, leather biker clothing, bottles of wine and gift certificates.
▪ Steve immediately sent Alice and her friend $ 50 gift certificates and long written apologies.
▪ Members in three units receive gift certificates for meeting their goal four consecutive weeks.
▪ These will be on sale very soon and would make an ideal Christmas gift.
▪ Next they began accepting credit cards, running advertising, and promoting park permits as Christmas gifts.
▪ Its new Web site offers one thousand items for sale, mostly targeted towards the Christmas gift market.
▪ I got mine as a Christmas gift.
▪ Of course, an attractively arranged selection of sweets also makes a lovely Christmas gift.
▪ During December, people shop for Christmas gifts.
▪ But never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I say, be gracious and accept this delightful offering.
▪ That villain of a landlord was not the one to look a gift horse in the mouth.
▪ As there was a tendency for it to rain outside this gift idea was doubly welcome!
▪ A super gift idea is a sports movie video.
▪ Unique gift ideas range from personalized quilts and cushions to covered baskets.
▪ Time to Learn Here is another gift idea with the children in mind.
▪ Then give your gift ideas a financial flavour.
▪ The owners have built a gift shop and a tastefully laid out caravan site on the actual station area.
▪ In the gift shop, a signature plastic vase by Gaetano Pesce had been placed on the floor inside the door.
▪ Springer says the exhibition area will not include a museum, theater or gift shop.
▪ Refreshment facilities, restaurant, picnic areas and gift shop.
▪ There also is a gift shop and restaurant.
▪ As we hadn't bought our wedding rings, we had to make do with cheap imitations from the hospital gift shop.
▪ Sunday morning, Rice was in a hotel gift shop.
▪ There is nothing wrong with ensuring that a benefiting nation spends its gift vouchers in our national shops.
▪ A friendly hug and gift vouchers were her reward at her happy long service presentation.
▪ Julian, together with a £10 gift voucher, is presented to the month's most successful business developer.
▪ He scored an impressive 14 out of 15 correct answers and scooped gift vouchers as first prize.
▪ The small heated swimming pool hidden from view near the rose walk was a wedding gift from the Army.
▪ Yes, he would give Ebert the lookalike as an early wedding gift.
▪ This was Nahum's wedding gift to his bride.
▪ Give your gifts a special finishing touch by making this sparkly gift wrap.
▪ Keep holiday gift wrap in good condition from year to year.
▪ But Aurangzeb's troops forbade the holy man to accept the gift.
▪ They must ask her, she told them, to show that she accepted the gift by wearing it at once.
▪ It was Martha who finally made the decision to accept Harry's gift.
▪ The official reason was that I accepted a gift from a vendor, something which I was told violated company policy.
▪ S Teach them the dangers of talking to strangers and not to accept sweets or gifts.
▪ More than 20 people accepted gifts.
▪ He had also accepted the gift of a jet ski from a construction company seeking public works contracts.
▪ The panel also cited Wright for accepting gifts and benefits from a Fort Worth developer.
▪ Dawn brings a gift of spider webs flashing diamonds on sea-grey gorse.
▪ We had Mike home for meals all the time, and Mike was always bringing gifts.
▪ As he rose in the county bureaucracy, rich people brought him gifts to stay on his good side.
▪ On this occasion Swift brought him a gift of £20 from Bolingbroke.
▪ The woman had had the baby there a few months back and had returned to thank the nurses and bring them gifts.
▪ Each guest, as was customary, brought a gift for the bride-to-be, except Perseus alone.
▪ Each brought the gift of their presence, made more precious by the pain or awkwardness of its giving.
▪ Postage stamps from the famed, tiny republic of San Marino are very often bought as souvenirs or gifts.
▪ So we go on vacation and buy gifts for the other parents.
▪ They hope families will succumb to the traditional last-minute dash to buy gifts.
▪ Joan has also 194 established policies for buying birthday gifts and so forth.
▪ Somewhere to treat yourself or buy that special gift.
▪ She really puts a lot of thought into buying her gifts.
▪ Online has launched an online shopping guide that gives advice to consumers who want to buy Christmas gifts over the Web.
▪ Anpetuwi, which had given his family the gift of love, generation after generation.
▪ Obviously, the person who gave you the gift wanted to.
▪ He gave the only gift in his power and, removing his eyes from Eochaid's, dropped on one knee.
▪ He gives her money, gifts, love.
▪ Just 30 percent give a gift to clients.
▪ This potential is a given, a gift, and has nothing to do with our own abilities or talents.
▪ Two months' later, he gave Jessica a second gift.
▪ Often, as he gave away his gifts, he closed his eyes and lifted his chin.
▪ If taxpayers wish to make gifts to such trusts then they have to look for their exemptions elsewhere.
▪ Its aim was to solve the agonizing agrarian problem by persuading landowners to make voluntary gifts of land.
▪ Abolish the present inheritance tax and make recipients pay on gifts above a certain band as income.
▪ But before we lose the spirit of Christmas, will you make one more gift of kindness?
▪ It says, in effect, that people who invest in children will be making gifts to the system.
▪ Space should always be made for the prophetic gifts of the Spirit as well as for preaching here.
▪ A publican had to make sure that the gift was not too obvious.
▪ Because no other catalogue offers such exciting gifts from all over the world - at such value for money prices.
▪ It is never offered as a gift.
▪ Lear pretends to be offering a gift, but is in fact extorting a bribe.
▪ Easy - offer them a free gift.
▪ But no; they wandered by him, offering themselves like gifts - pick, choose; pick, choose.
▪ Tell him that a young lady who has read his story with interest and affection offers them as a gift.
▪ Jo Heaton, from Formby, was presented with flowers and gifts.
▪ She saw the odd -, ob boy taking Polaroids of the customers which Jack will present as gifts.
▪ They arrive, having followed the star, and present their gifts to the child.
▪ For the next two months, Puss continued to present the king with gifts from the marquis.
▪ Some of them presented her with gifts that had been made in the centre's workshops.
▪ Mr Wilkinson, patient care manager, will be presented with a leaving gift this afternoon.
▪ At the reception the Mayor will be presenting a personal gift of a salver to the team.
▪ Everyone who enters the competition will receive a small gift..
▪ But then in mid-June the protestors received an unexpected gift.
▪ The author of each issue's Letter of the Month will receive a special gift of art materials.
▪ I never learned why the Vanyas singled me out to receive this gift.
▪ Demonstrators whoop and holler as colleagues receive gifts ... a Tupperware colander ... an Oriental rug.
▪ Every child received a beautiful gift from the company.
▪ Jacob must insist that Esau receives his gifts, because of what they represent.
▪ Members in three units receive gift certificates for meeting their goal four consecutive weeks.
▪ Please send your gift straight away.
▪ Some readers sent department store gift certificates and money for food.
▪ On his second mission to the west Zhang Qian was sent with massive gifts of cattle, sheep, silk and gold.
▪ Otherwise, peer at your child through the window. Send gifts.
▪ Even so, it was odd that he hadn't sent his son a gift.
▪ Before leaving he sent General Smuts a gift of a pair of leather sandals he had made in prison.
▪ She sent him letters and gifts.
▪ I sent the gift 10 days after the wedding.
God's gift to sb/sth
▪ John thinks he's God's gift to tennis.
a parting kiss/gift/glance etc
▪ And every couple receives a case of Lygon Arms' dry white wine or claret as a parting gift.
▪ Right: Jeff Lowe receives a parting gift from Chris Bonington.
▪ They would send him home that very day and every man present would give him a parting gift to enrich him.
book/record/gift token
▪ A £10 book token will be awarded to the sender of the first correct solution opened on Thursday 7 March.
▪ I'm going to go pick up a birthday gift for Uncle Warren, and then I'm going to go and see him.
▪ I bought this CD as a gift for Jane, but she's already got it.
▪ I got this jacket as a gift. I wouldn't have chosen this color myself.
▪ In the hall was a magnificent vase, which was a gift from a Japanese businessman.
▪ It was a gift to the US from the Chinese people.
▪ The earrings were a gift for my birthday.
▪ There's a gift shop in the hotel. They have jewelry and souvenirs and stuff.
▪ These candlesticks would make a lovely gift.
▪ Give your gifts a special finishing touch by making this sparkly gift wrap.
▪ He had also built a reading room for the agricultural labourers and made other substantial gifts.
▪ Just ask the organization if a gift qualifies as a tax deduction.
▪ Look at some of these gifts, as devoted fans of his might call them.
▪ She took the two gifts from her handbag and set them on the table.
▪ The railroad land grants were a gift the size of California plus the major part of Montana.
▪ They have been able to keep up stocks of medical supplies, largely due to gifts of money.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gift \Gift\, n. [OE. gift, yift, yeft, AS. gift, fr. gifan to give; akin to D. & G. gift, Icel. gift, gipt, Goth. gifts (in comp.). See Give, v. t.]

  1. Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.

    Shall I receive by gift, what of my own, . . . I can command ?

  2. The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President.

  3. A bribe; anything given to corrupt.

    Neither take a gift, for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise.
    --Deut. xvi. 19.

  4. Some exceptional inborn quality or characteristic; a striking or special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.

  5. (Law) A voluntary transfer of real or personal property, without any consideration. It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of possession.

    Gift rope (Naut), a rope extended to a boat for towing it; a guest rope.

    Syn: Present; donation; grant; largess; benefaction; boon; bounty; gratuity; endowment; talent; faculty.

    Usage: Gift, Present, Donation. These words, as here compared, denote something gratuitously imparted to another out of one's property. A gift is something given whether by a superior or an inferior, and is usually designed for the relief or benefit of him who receives it. A present is ordinarly from an equal or inferior, and is always intended as a compliment or expression of kindness. Donation is a word of more dignity, denoting, properly, a gift of considerable value, and ordinarly a gift made either to some public institution, or to an individual on account of his services to the public; as, a donation to a hospital, a charitable society, or a minister.


Gift \Gift\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gifting.] To endow with some power or faculty. See gift[4].

He was gifted . . . with philosophical sagacity.
--I. Taylor.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c. (c.1100 in surnames), from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse gift, gipt "gift, good luck," from Proto-Germanic *giftiz (cognates: Old Saxon gift, Old Frisian jefte, Middle Dutch ghifte "gift," German Mitgift "dowry"), from PIE root *ghabh- "to give or receive" (see habit).\n

For German Gift "poison," see poison (n.). Old English cognate gift meant "bride-price, marriage gift (by the groom), dowry" (Old English noun for "giving, gift" was related giefu). Sense of "natural talent" is c.1300, perhaps from earlier sense of "inspiration" (late 12c.). As a verb from 16c., especially in gifted. As a verb, giftwrap (also gift-wrap) attested by 1936.


n. 1 Something given to another voluntarily, without charge. 2 A talent or natural ability. 3 Something gained incidentally, without effort. 4 The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To give as a gift. 2 (context transitive English) To give away, to concede easily.

  1. v. give qualities or abilities to [syn: endow, indue, empower, invest, endue]

  2. give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?" [syn: give, present]

  1. n. something acquired without compensation

  2. natural qualities or talents [syn: endowment, talent, natural endowment]

  3. the act of giving [syn: giving]


giFT Internet File Transfer (giFT) is a computer software daemon that allows several file sharing protocols to be used with a simple client having a graphical user interface (GUI). The client dynamically loads plugins implementing the protocols, as they are required.

Gift (disambiguation)

A gift is a present. Gifted is an intellectual ability or other talent.

Gift or gifted may also refer to:

Gift (Taproot album)

Gift is the first major label album by the rock group Taproot. It was released on June 27, 2000. "I" and " Again & Again" were minor Mainstream Rock singles. The album has sold at least 250,000 copies.

Gift (The Autumns EP)

Gift is an EP by the American alternative rock band The Autumns, released in a limited edition of 150 in 2003. The EP was given away at a fundraising concert put on by the band to help raise the money needed to mix their self-titled third album 1.

Gift (Maaya Sakamoto song)

"Gift" is the third single from singer Maaya Sakamoto. It was released in Japan on September 22, 1997. "Gift" was used as the second ending song for Clamp School Detectives anime.

Gift (TV series)

is a drama that aired on Fuji TV. It first aired in Japan from April 16, 1997 to June 25, 1997 every Wednesday. It features music by Bryan Ferry (main theme song) and Howard Jones (ending theme song). It raised several issues in Japanese society, due to its casual use of a butterfly knife and its resulting violence.

Gift (1966 film)

Gift is a 1966 Danish drama film directed by Knud Leif Thomsen and starring Søren Strømberg. In the United States this film is also known as Venom.

GIFT (file format)

The GIFT format is a "wiki-like" markup language for describing tests. It is associated with the Moodle course management system.

Gift (1993 film)

Gift is a 1993 experimental docudrama made by Perry Farrell and Perry's then-girlfriend, Casey Niccoli. The film prominently features Farrell's band, " Jane's Addiction". The majority of filming took place during the recording sessions of Ritual de lo Habitual, in 1990.

"Gift" premiered to a limited audience on February 19, 1993, and was released to VHS by Warner Brothers on August 24, 1993. A laserdisc version was released in Japan, which features Japanese subtitles and obligatory censorship of visible genitalia. The film has achieved cult status among Jane's Addiction fans.

The following Jane's Addiction songs are featured in the soundtrack:

  • "Ain't No Right"
  • "Classic Girl"
  • "Of Course"
  • "Stop"
  • "Three Days"

Rapper Ice-T, Body Count, and Jane's Addiction performed Sly and the Family Stone's " Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey" in the film.

Gift (law)

A gift, in the law of property, is the voluntary transfer of property from one person (the donor or grantor) to another (the donee or grantee) without full valuable consideration. In order for a gift to be legally effective, the donor must have intended to give the gift to the donee (donative intent), and the gift must actually be delivered to and accepted by the donee.

Gifts can be either:

  • lifetime gifts (inter vivos gift, donatio inter vivos) - a gift of a present or future interest made and delivered in the donor's lifetime; or
  • deathbed gifts (gift causa mortis, donatio mortis causa) - a future gift made in expectation of the donor's imminent death. A gift causa mortis is not effective unless the donor actually dies of the impending peril that he or she had contemplated when making the gift, i.e. these gifts can only be made when the donor is in a terminable condition.

Gifts can also be:

  • outright - made free of any restrictions, such as being subject to a trust;
  • onerous - made with a burden or obligation imposed on the donee; or
  • remunerative - made to compensate for services rendered
Gift (visual novel)

is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Moonstone and released on May 27, 2005 for Windows. The original game was a collaboration project where the company Circus helped to produce it, though Moonstone did the majority of the work involved. Gift is Moonstone's fourth title, and was followed up with an adult fan disc called Gift Rainbow-colored Stories released on January 27, 2006 for Windows. It was later ported to the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. The gameplay in Gift follows a plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios with courses of interaction, and focuses on the appeal of the five female main characters. The story revolves around Haruhiko Amami, a male high school student living in a town where a rainbow is always seen in the sky.

The game premiered as the second best-selling PC game sold in Japan for the time of its release, and charted in the national top 50 three more times afterwards. A set of five drama CDs, one for each heroine, was released by Lantis between September 2005 and February 2006. There have been six light novels written, a five-chapter illustrated story series that serialized in the Dengeki Hime magazine, two Internet radio shows produced, along with a manga series serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen magazine Comptiq between January 2006 and February 2007. A 12-episode anime adaptation, produced by Oriental Light and Magic, aired in Japan between October and December 2006.

Gift (Curve album)

Gift was the fourth studio album to be released by the British band Curve.

Following two years of legal wrangles between the group and their then record company, Universal Records, the online success of Curve's self-released album Open Day at the Hate Fest convinced Universal - who had been threatening to shelve the album completely - to market it in the United States in 2001 under the Hip-O Records brand. The UK version was released a year later by FatLip Recordings in collaboration with Artful Records. A year after that, the album was released in Australia by Hoop Culture Records.

The album was co-produced by Ben Grosse and Curve. Apart from Curve mainstays Dean Garcia and Toni Halliday, additional musicians who contributed to the album were Kevin Shields, Steve Monti, Alan Moulder, Flood, Rob Holliday, Geno Lenardo, Ben Grosse and Alan Wilder.

Of the songs on the record, "Hell Above Water" has gained the highest public profile as a result of its use in the trailer for the 2002 film Spider-Man, within the 2003 film Bookies and the 2004 film Mindhunters, the trailer for the 2008 film Iron Man, and within the 2008 film Lakeview Terrace. It is also featured in the PlayStation 2 game Gran Turismo 4, the PlayStation 3 game MotorStorm and an episode for the popular crime drama CSI (Episode 207, "Caged").

Gift (Kanjani Eight EP)

"GIFT" is a triple-single released by the Japanese boyband Kanjani Eightstylized Kanjani∞. The three singles are the band's 11th, 12th, and 13th singles. The songs were released during the Christmas period. Each single release, except "Green", contains two songs; Green has three songs. Each single has cover art reflecting the color theme of each single. GIFT was advertised as a gift from the group members to their fans. The three singles were sold at a special price of and were a limited-press release.

The "GIFT" singles have seven Christmas-themed songs; some were written or composed by members of the group. Shota Yasuda designed the label for the single; Kanjani8 collectively photographed the backstage activities and provided creative ideas for the jacket design. Like the previous singles since " It's My Soul", member Tadayoshi Okura dresses as Santa Claus as the singles' joke for this release. He appears in the outfit on "Gift ~Green~", completing the group picture that spans the backs of all three singles.

On December 29, 2009, it was announced that Kanjani8 had broken an Oricon record by having three singles released on three consecutive days, and monopolized the top ten weekly rankings by reaching the top three. This was the first time an album or single release had done this. When they were asked about it, member You Yokoyama said, "Being the first to have a three day consecutive release and be the first to have it in the top 1, 2, 3 spots make me really happy".

Usage examples of "gift".

He, therefore, who is known to have lapsed into heresy before his abjuration, if after his abjuration he receives heretics, visits them, gives or sends them presents or gifts, or shows favour to them, etc.

He publicly chastised the cardinals for absenteeism, luxury, and lascivious life, forbade them to hold or sell plural benefices, prohibited their acceptance of pensions, gifts of money, and other favors from secular sources, ordered the papal treasurer not to pay them their customary half of the revenue from benefices but to use it for the restoration of churches in Rome.

Thus, all the while that Galileo was inventing modern physics, teaching mathematics to princes, discovering new phenomena among the planets, publishing science books for the general public, and defending his bold theories against establishment enemies, he was also buying thread for Suor Luisa, choosing organ music for Mother Achillea, shipping gifts of food, and supplying his homegrown citrus fruits, wine, and rosemary leaves for the kitchen and apothecary at San Matteo.

Europe by the Crusaders and its figs and pistachios which the Romans transplanted around the Mediterranean as a far-flung gift from the Damascenes, worshipper once of Adad the storm-god and later a flourishing center of Christianity and Islam, holy to Christians because of the conversion of St.

And setting their course towards it the Edain came at last over leagues of sea and saw afar the land that was prepared for them, Andor, the Land of Gift, shimmering in a golden haze.

The sky had turned crimson and saffron in the east, and the deep midnight blue Dasaratha had seen from the akasa chamber had turned to a lighter blue, the exact blue shade of the white-and-blue china vase he had been gifted with by the Greek envoy just last week.

All Alan had was his gift, which was not the most reliable of companions.

Lucas was the first to acknowledge that he had no great gift for intuition, but he had a strong suspicion that there was a lot more to the story than Amaryllis implied.

Jamie had planned on visits only to the two Cherokee villages closest to the Treaty Line, there to announce his new position, distribute modest gifts of whisky and tobaccothis last hastily borrowed from Tom Christie, who had fortunately purchased a hogshead of the weed on a seed-buying trip to Cross Creekand inform the Cherokee that further largesse might be expected when he undertook ambassage to the more distant villages in the autumn.

This little yacht excursion in the Bahamas was a gift from the children to celebrate the twentieth wedding anniversary of Andrew and Billie.

Chatti men believed there resided in women an element of holiness and a gift of prophecy, which explained why Freyja and Anomia were held in awe.

She was sure it was the subtle implications of the gift that had caused Anomia to lose control so completely.

Harun al Raschid returned to his very distant land where the populace did indeed enjoy a never-ending series of fart jokes, and Sinbad and Fatima were returned to human form after a most enjoyable apehood, and then were accompanied back to Baghdad by Achmed and his new bride, Marjanah, and all were showered with gifts from that elder Sinbad, who was rich again, at least for the time being, and was much relieved to see them.

Being human, we gladly accept the gift, and through our apocrisiary, we are sending some token, desirous of knowing whether, like us, you follow the true faith and in every way believe in Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The daughter saluted the company with that natural grace which is a gift of nature, apologizing in some confusion for her presence, and saying that she would not have taken the liberty to come if she had known there was company.