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Rosetta-stone

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rosetta-stone rō-zet′a-stōn a slab of black basalt found at Rosetta in Egypt in 1799, having inscribed upon it, in hieroglyphics, demotic or enchorial, and Greek, a decree in honour of Ptolemy V
    • Rosetta-stone the first clue to the decipherment of hieroglyphics
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Usage

In literature:

Young's initial studies of the Rosetta Stone were made in 1814; his later publication bore date of 1819.
"A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
For this purpose he used the famous black stone of Rosetta which Broussard had discovered among the ruins near the mouth of the Nile.
"Ancient Man" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
They attack his poetry as if it were a second Rosetta Stone, or as if it had to be read, like the lines in a Hebrew book, backward.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, April 1875, Vol. XV., No. 88" by Various
It includes the Rosetta stone and the morning paper.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Brasseur de Bourbourg's "Rosetta Stone," discovered in Landa's manuscript, will not serve him here.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
Hieroglyphics, Rosetta stone furnishes key to interpretation of, 47.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
The most celebrated Egyptian inscriptions are those of the Rosetta stone.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
This stone was called the Rosetta Stone, after the place where it was found.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
That had become a language to which he had found the Rosetta Stone; it was as plain to him now as Roman text.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
What the Rosetta stone is to the history of the Pharaohs, these Greenwich tables have been to the weather-hieroglyphics.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
The hieroglyphic text upon the Rosetta stone was too fragmentary to furnish of itself the key to the decipherment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Engraved facsimile of the Rosetta Stone, published by the Antiquarian Society in 1803.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
The Rosetta Stone was found by the French while excavating at Fort St. Pierre, near Rosetta, in 1799, and was brought to England in 1802.
"Heroes of Science: Physicists" by William Garnett
I think they keep the Rosetta stone in one of the cellars, for fear of the daylight fading the inscription.
"The Weird Sisters, Volume III (of 3)" by Richard Dowling
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In news:

Rosetta Stone 's lawsuit against Google gets the green light to proceed.
Rosetta Stone and Google Suit Could Head to Trial.
Foreign language education company Rosetta Stone 's lawsuit against Google over use of trademarks in its advertising search terms may be headed to trial.
Rosetta Stone reveals new positioning in Christmas marketing push.
So after becoming CEO of the Rosetta Stone language-learning company in 2003, he started taking it global.
Rosetta Stone, maker of the popular software for learning a language, has released an interactive app for the Apple iPad and iPad 2 called TOTALe Companion HD.
Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe.
Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) has named Stephen Swad as its new head of finance.
Why Rosetta Stone is offering customer service on Facebook.
Convergys, Rosetta Stone, Take-Two, Texas Instruments.
TOTALe from Rosetta Stone .
The Rosetta stone of controller tuning.
Rosetta Stone Appoints Swad as CFO.
Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) has named Stephen Swad as its new head of finance.
Convergys, Rosetta Stone, Take-Two, Texas Instruments.
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In science:

Stay (2009) Physics, topology, logic and computation: a Rosetta Stone.
Phase groups and the origin of non-locality for qubits
SN 1998bw, especially after the discovery of GRB 030329/SN 2003dh, seems to be the equivalent of the Rosetta stone for the SN/GRB connection.
Optical and near-IR observations of SN 1998bw
They are called by some the Rosetta stone for ejection of quasars.
X-ray Bright QSO's around NGC 3079
Abramowicz, M.A., “QPO as the Rosetta Stone for understanding black hole accretion”, Astron.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Dowling, “A quantum Rosetta stone for interferometry”, J.
Feedback control in quantum optics: an overview of experimental breakthroughs and areas of application
Comets and the origin of the solar system – Reading the Rosetta Stone.
Cometary diversity and cometary families
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