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Shibboleth

(shĭb`ōlĕth), in the Bible, test word that the Gileadites made the Ephraimites pronounce. As Ephraimites could not say sh but only s as in "Sibboleth," this was regarded as a test of an Ephraimite; 42,000 Ephraimites were thus detected.

shibboleth

word used by Gileadites to identify Ephraimites who could not pronounce sh. [O.T.: Judges 12:4–6]

shibboleth

by its pronunciation the Gileadites could identify Ephraimite fugitives. [O. T.: Judges 12:4-6]
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"It may not translate into direct sales, but I think that a lot of people are going to remember how Seal came to play for Gary Barnett and how John Legend played for Leviev Boymelgreen," said Shiboleth. "The envelop is definitely getting pushed and having big name artists is the next level."
"It may not translate into direct sales but I think that a lot of people are going to remember how Seal came to play for Gary Barnett and how John Legend played for Leviev Boymelgreen," said Edan Shiboleth, the director of finance and investment for Boymelgreen.
rhizogenes (Toyoda et al., 1991; Sol et al., 2011; Mohiuddin et al., 2011), dos eventos mediante bombardeo (Gaba et al., 1992; Gray et al., 1995), un evento utilizando virus (Shiboleth et al., 2001) y un experimento donde se utilizo la inoculacion directa al tubo polinico (Hao et al., 2011).