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Eden,

name of several rivers in England and Scotland. The principal one rises in Cumbria, N England, and flows 65 mi (105 km) NW past CarlisleCarlisle,
city (1991 pop. 72,006) and district, Cumbria, NW England, near the junction of the Caldew, Eden, and Petteril rivers. The city of Carlisle is an important rail center.
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, into Solway Firth. The Vale of Eden is a rich farming region.

Eden,

in the Bible. 1 Son of Joah. 2 Priest. Perhaps this is the same as (1.) 3 See Eden, Garden ofEden, Garden of,
in the Bible, first home to humankind. In it were the trees of life and of the knowledge of good and evil. Having eaten the forbidden fruit of the latter tree, Adam and Eve were banished from the garden and God's presence.
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. 4 Unidentified trading center, possibly in Mesopotamia. 5 Place somewhere near Damascus.

Eden

 

a river in Great Britain. Length, 153 km. It originates in the Pennines, flowing between them and the Cumbrians in a broad valley and falling into the Solway Firth of the Irish Sea. The Eden has an abundance of water in winter. It is navigable to the city of Carlisle.

Eden

earthly garden of luxury; abode of Adam and Eve. [O.T.: Genesis 2:8]

Eden

1
Sir (Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon. 1897--1977, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1935--38; 1940--45; 1951--55) and prime minister (1955--57). He resigned after the controversy caused by the occupation of the Suez Canal zone by British and French forces (1956)

Eden

2
Old Testament the garden in which Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation

Eden

A concurrent, object-oriented, distributed operating system and language, based on remote procedure call. It has both synchronous and asynchronous message passing.

["The Eden System: A Technical Review", G. Almes et al, IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-11(1):43-59 (Jan 1985)].
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Though she returns to her Edenic forest, she is no longer the same creature.
The Cuban Sandra Ceballos' "Absolut Delau-nay" (1995), for example, or the great Romare Bearden's "Eden Noon" (1998), which is, simply, Edenic.
The easiest metathesis to pick up is an M132, where the first letter of the Edenic word has not changed position.
Moreover, the master may or may not dwell with her in the isolated, possibly Edenic setting, and he may or may not be married.
The search for love, for freedom, for peace, for happiness, for an escape from a draconian world, is therefore bound up in liberation literature and the hope that good would triumph eventually over evil, and that an Edenic state would be reached.
I can still recall every second of a long fall into an Edenic womb.
Moreover, contact with the divinely created wisdom in the soul allows one to see not only the wisdom in culture but also in nature, in its Edenic character as it were.
Ironically, the inner landscape of Melville's hero, Pierre--that is, Pierre's heart, seems a reversal of Edenic expectations.
Though Edenic, Berger's workspace is functional and electronically state-of-the-art.
I remember the dry palm leaves flapping in the breeze like buzzards' wings; the soft pumping handshakes; the outsize bottles of Tusker beer; the smell of rotten fruit, burnt oil, pungent sweat, and red earth; the vultures squatting on corrugated iron roofs; the piles of dead dogs on the beach; the Edenic gardens of the English settlers; the eyes of hyenas reflecting the headlights of cars.
Several wonderfully elaborated essays: Arthur Saltzman's well-reasoned "Cranks of Ev'ry Radius," which documents the optimistic linearity of the novel; Donald Greiner's insightful "Thomas Pynchon and the Fault Lines of America," which points out that Mason and Dixon are both "New World Adams [as in Eve] who pushed westward yet find not an Edenic paradise or a soiled hell but both"; and David Seed's "Mapping the Course of Empire in the New World," which regards surveying matters; and Joseph Dewey's "The Sound of One Man Mapping," quite brilliant on Pynchon and "balance.
In the myth of the West, freed from the constraints of civilization, the individual returns to an Edenic state of existence--to natural ways of being and behaving.