Alexander the Great's head on a silver coin of Lysimachus in 321-281 B.C.

Coin of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great's head on a silver coin of Lysimachus in 321-281 B.C.

"Coin of Alexander the Great. Alexander, at the time of his father's death, was in his twentieth year, having been born in B.C. 356." — Smith, 1882

Coin of Alexander the Great

"Coin of Alexander the Great. Alexander, at the time of his father's death, was in his twentieth year,…

"Alfred the Great." — Lardner, 1885

Alfred the Great

"Alfred the Great." — Lardner, 1885

"Anne of Great Britain." — Lardner, 1885

Anne

"Anne of Great Britain." — Lardner, 1885

A scene depicting a great auk, as well as razor-bills and puffins. The great auk is now extinct.

Great auk, razor-bills, and puffins

A scene depicting a great auk, as well as razor-bills and puffins. The great auk is now extinct.

Forty-five inches in length, the great bustard feeds on green wheat, grapes, trefoil, and other vegetable substances.

Great Bustard

Forty-five inches in length, the great bustard feeds on green wheat, grapes, trefoil, and other vegetable…

The great spotted cuckoo divides its time between North Africa and Southern Europe, laying its eggs in the nests of other birds for them to rear its offspring as their own.

Great spotted cuckoo

The great spotted cuckoo divides its time between North Africa and Southern Europe, laying its eggs…

"Facade of the Great Hall of Columns of the Ptolemaic temple at Edfu." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Facade

"Facade of the Great Hall of Columns of the Ptolemaic temple at Edfu." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

"One to two feet long, with a long barbule hanging from each chin." — Goodrich, 1859

Great Forked-Beard

"One to two feet long, with a long barbule hanging from each chin." — Goodrich, 1859

A statue of Frederick the Great.

Statue of Frederick the Great

A statue of Frederick the Great.

"The Giant Clam, <em>Tridacna gigas</em>, is the largest of known shell-fish, the two valves sometimes weighing five hundred pounds, and the animal from twenty to thirty pounds. It is found along the shores of the Polynesian and Asiatic Islands, where the flesh is eaten raw by the natives." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Shells of the great clam

"The Giant Clam, Tridacna gigas, is the largest of known shell-fish, the two valves sometimes…

The foot of a Great Jacamar, a bird belonging to the Scansores order. Scansores is an order of birds, popularly known as climbing birds. The most important of the families are the cuckoos, the woodpeckers and wry-necks, the parrots, the toucans, the trogons, the barbets, and the plantain-eaters.

Foot of a Great Jacamar

The foot of a Great Jacamar, a bird belonging to the Scansores order. Scansores is an order of birds,…

The head of a Great Jacamar, a bird belonging to the Scansores order. Scansores is an order of birds, popularly known as climbing birds. The most important of the families are the cuckoos, the woodpeckers and wry-necks, the parrots, the toucans, the trogons, the barbets, and the plantain-eaters.

Head of a Great Jacamar

The head of a Great Jacamar, a bird belonging to the Scansores order. Scansores is an order of birds,…

Feeding chiefly on fish, the great black-billed gull has been known to feed on small birds.

Great Black-Billed Gull

Feeding chiefly on fish, the great black-billed gull has been known to feed on small birds.

White, often with a yellowish tinge, the great white heron of America closely resembles its European cousin.

Great White Heron

White, often with a yellowish tinge, the great white heron of America closely resembles its European…

The great ibijau is approximately the size of a barn owl, and inhabits hollow trees.

Great Ibijau

The great ibijau is approximately the size of a barn owl, and inhabits hollow trees.

A pair of great-crested jays, native to South America.

Great Crested Jay

A pair of great-crested jays, native to South America.

"Coin of Macedonia." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Coin of Macedonia

"Coin of Macedonia." — Smith, 1882

"A Great Nerve (Posterior Tibial) on the Back of the Leg, with its Accompanying Artery of the Same Name." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Great nerve

"A Great Nerve (Posterior Tibial) on the Back of the Leg, with its Accompanying Artery of the Same Name."…

"A Great Nerve (Plantar) and its Branches which supply the Bottom of the Feet. Note the cut tendons of the great muscles of the leg." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Great nerve

"A Great Nerve (Plantar) and its Branches which supply the Bottom of the Feet. Note the cut tendons…

Eagle or great-horned owl, found in Europe and northern asia. It feeds on hares, rabbits, moles, mice, rats, partridges, and reptiles.

Eagle Owl

Eagle or great-horned owl, found in Europe and northern asia. It feeds on hares, rabbits, moles, mice,…

Genus <em>ascalaphia</em>, a large owl, native to southern Europe and northern parts of Egypt.

Great Short-Eared Owl

Genus ascalaphia, a large owl, native to southern Europe and northern parts of Egypt.

The great plover, also known as the thick-knee averages about seventeen inches in length and ranges from Southern Europe to Africa.

Great Plover

The great plover, also known as the thick-knee averages about seventeen inches in length and ranges…

A group of birds standing on a shore, with icebergs eveident in the background.

Puffins, guillemots, the great northern diver, etc

A group of birds standing on a shore, with icebergs eveident in the background.

"Coin of Seleucus." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Coin of Seleucus

"Coin of Seleucus." — Smith, 1882

"The great shearwater reaches a length of eighteen inches, is white beneath, and is generally distributed throughout the Atlantic Ocean."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Great Shearwater

"The great shearwater reaches a length of eighteen inches, is white beneath, and is generally distributed…

The Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a member of the shrike family. The Great Grey Shrike breeds in northern Europe and Asia, and in North America in northern Canada and Alaska (where it known as the Northern Shrike). It is migratory and winters further south in those continents, too, for example, Great Britain and the northern USA. Wintering birds usually arrive in October and November. As a rule they are then solitary, and when several arrive simultaneously they speedily spread out, each establishing its hunting territory and reducing competition with others.

Great Grey Shrike

The Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a member of the shrike family. The Great Grey Shrike breeds…

The double snipe, also known as the solitary snipe and the great snipe, is found sparingly throughout Europe.

Double Snipe

The double snipe, also known as the solitary snipe and the great snipe, is found sparingly throughout…

A statue built on the Giza Plateau in Giza, Egypt, consisting of a lion with a human head. The Sphinx is believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians.

The Great Sphnix

A statue built on the Giza Plateau in Giza, Egypt, consisting of a lion with a human head. The Sphinx…

"With a long main-line and many instruments in circuit, the resistance may be so great as to render the main-battery current so feeble that it cannot operate the sounder with sufficient energy to render the signals distinctly audible. This difficulty is met by introducing a 'local battery,' and a 'relay' at each station on the line." -Avery 1895

Telegraph Relay

"With a long main-line and many instruments in circuit, the resistance may be so great as to render…

"Suppose the object o to be at such a distance, that the rays of light from it pass in parallel lines, p, p, to the great reflector, r, r. this reflector being concave, the rays are converged by reflection, and cross each other at a, b which the image is inverted. The rays then pass to the small mirror, b, which being also concave, they are thrown back in nearly parallel lines, and having passed the aperture in the centre of the great mirror, fall on the plano-convex lens e." -Comstock 1850

Refracting Telescope

"Suppose the object o to be at such a distance, that the rays of light from it pass in parallel lines,…

The great titmouse feeds on seeds and small insects, such as flies.

Great Tit

The great titmouse feeds on seeds and small insects, such as flies.

Tightrope walking is the art of walking along a thin wire or rope, usually at a great height. One or more artists performs in front of an audience or as a publicity stunt. Tightrope walkers sometimes use balancing poles and may perform the feat without a safety net for effect.

Wirewalking Toy

Tightrope walking is the art of walking along a thin wire or rope, usually at a great height. One or…

"It is about twelve inches long, lives in deep water, and is noted for inflicting serious wounds with its spines when carelessly handled." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Great Weaver

"It is about twelve inches long, lives in deep water, and is noted for inflicting serious wounds with…

Chiefly making its habitat in Northern Europe, the great black woodpecker uses its long, sharp bill to bore into trees in search of insects.

Great black Woodpecker

Chiefly making its habitat in Northern Europe, the great black woodpecker uses its long, sharp bill…

The great spotted woodpecker measures an average of nine and a half inches long, and is found throughout Europe.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

The great spotted woodpecker measures an average of nine and a half inches long, and is found throughout…

The great Carolina wren, known for its ability to imitate various other songbirds.

Great Carolina Wren

The great Carolina wren, known for its ability to imitate various other songbirds.