- Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
- Individual dwellings designed to be occupied by a single tenant or family. [July 1995 descriptor moved. March 1995 scope note added. November 1992 related term added.]
- Study and practice of ritual activities intended to control or influence human or natural events through the invocation of external and impersonal mystical forces beyond the ordinary human sphere; typical ritual activities include the manipulation of special objects and the recitation of spells. [October 1994 scope note added; related term added.]
- TGN 7014203 (general region): Refers to several states settled by English colonists, including Connecticut, Maine, Massaschusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The coastline has many harbors. It is on a broad continental shelf, with forested hills inland. It was inhabited by the 9th mill. BCE; the Algonquians were here when the Europeans settled in early 17th century.
Northeastern United States
- TGN 4011496 (general region): The term typically refers to New England and the northern Atlantic seaboard, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
- Range of studies, theories, and practices involving a belief in and knowledge or use of supernatural forces or beings, the goal of practice being the manipulation or subversion of natural laws to achieve some desired purpose. [November 1994 related term added. October 1994 scope note added; lead-in terms added; alternate term added. July 1994 related term added. January 1994 related term added.]
- Those who practice witchcraft. [October 1994 descriptor added.]
Please use this image credit line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Charles Frederick William Mielatz,
Witch House, Salem,
Etching on Asian wove paper.
249 x 175 mm (9.8 x 6.9 in.).
374 x 251 mm (14.7 x 9.9 in.).
DAC accession number 1946.D1.123.
Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1946.
Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
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