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B.W.I. abbreviation of "British West Indies," the Caribbean islands that are members of the Commonwealth, such as Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Constantine I the ruler of the Roman Empire in 306-37 A.D. (b.280A.D.?--d.337 A.D.).
Elizabeth I the queen of England in 1558-1603 (b.1533--d.1603).
I Ching an ancient Chinese book of divination that employs chance and is based on the idea that each moment in time is unique for each person; Book of Changes.
I formation in football, an offensive formation in which the halfback and fullback line up directly behind the quarterback.
I-beam a steel beam, used for construction, whose cross section resembles the capital letter I in shape.
i.e. abbreviation of "id est" (Latin); that is.
I.R.A. abbreviation of "Irish Republican Army."
Napoleon I a Corsican-born French general who was emperor of France from 1804 to 1815; Napoleon Bonaparte (b.1769--d.1821).
P.I. abbreviation of "private investigator."
R.I.P. an abbreviation for Latin words that mean "rest in peace." R.I.P is used when a person dies and is often written on a person's gravestone.
RI an abbreviation for Rhode Island.
World War I a major four-year war fought primarily in Europe between the Allies, including France, Great Britain, and the United States, and the Central Powers, including Germany and Austria-Hungary, that ended in 1918 with the collapse of the Central Powers; Great War.