225; familial expression of Temperance, following the Icosadyad scheme, and perhaps not the author's favorite Quality, judging from the embedded pig Latin.
26; The ukulele, sometimes spelled ukelele (particularly in the UK) or uke, is a chordophone classified as a plucked lute; it is a subset of the guitar family of instruments, generally with four strings or four courses of strings; 323; 450; 550; 551; 554; 566; 678; 684; 866; Wikipedia entry
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743; Umberto I, King of Italy or Humbert I of Italy (Umberto Ranieri Carlo Emanuele Giovanni Maria Ferdinando Eugenio di Savoy) was the King of Italy from 9 January 1878 until his death. He was deeply loathed in left-wing circles, especially among anarchists, because of his hard-line conservatism and support of the Bava Beccaris massacre in Milan. He was killed by anarchist Gaetano Bresci two years after the incident. He was the only head of the Italian state to be assassinated.
172; The Uncompahgre National Forest lies in the heart of American alpine country, in Colorado. It's a land of 14,000-foot peaks, fast-flowing creeks, alpine lakes, deep spruce forests, red rock gorges, and lots of black bears. It's also a land of gold. Abandoned mine shafts and ghost towns dot the landscape, emblems of the Uncompahgre's Gold Rush past.
18; Bindlestiffs' uniforms: "indigo mohair brilliantine with scarlet pinstripes, and headgear which had failed to achieve the simpler geometry of the well-known Shriner fez" (the Shriners are a Masonic offshoot); Foley Walker's and Scarsdale Vibe's, 74;
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77; Skip's, 74;
818-819; The uskoks (Serbian/Croatian, uskok, Serbian/Croatian plural, uskoci, Slovenian plural, uskoki, Italian uscocchi) were fugitive Serbian soldiers that inhabited the areas of Dalmatia during the Ottoman wars in Europe. Etymologically, the word uskok itself means "the one who jumped in" in Serbian language. Bands of uskoks fought a fairly successful guerrilla war against the Ottomans, as they formed small units and rowed swift boats. Wikipedia entry
485; a person from Utah;
440; a Turkic language spoken by the Uyghur people in Xinjiang (also called East Turkestan or Uyghuristan), formerly also “Sinkiang” and “Chinese Turkestan,” a Central Asian region administered by China; this is a language spoken where the subterranean Shambhala is supposedly located, beneath the Gobi desert; Wikipedia entry