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The Little Three is an unofficial athletic conference of three liberal arts colleges in New England. These colleges are all members of NESCAC and commonly referred to as "Little Ivies." In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... The states of New England are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. ... The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is an athletic conference consisting of highly selective liberal arts colleges located in New England and New York. ... Little Ivies is a colloquialism often used in reference to a number of small liberal arts colleges in the northeastern United States, meant to imply that they share some characteristics with the colleges of the eight Ivy League universities, but at a smaller institution. ...

The "Little Three" are:

The "Little Three" is also a name given to three of the smaller film studios that still maintained a healthy production rate in the early 20th century, yet lacked a varying aspect of vertical integration. The studios were: Amherst College is an independent liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... Amherst is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Wesleyan University founded in 1831, is a private, liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. ... Williams College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... Williamstown is a town located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ...

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Williams College | Sports Information (266 words)
The Little Three is believed to be America’s oldest, continuous intercollegiate athletic conference without a membership change.
Little Three championships are contested in 26 sports throughout the academic year.
Overall Williams posted a Little Three record of 50-13, while Amherst was 30-30 and Wesleyan finished with a record of 13-50.
Three Little Pigs - Answers.com (1056 words)
The tale of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf was included in Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Tales by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, first published around 1843.
The Three Little Pigs were prominently featured in the second story arc of the Fables comic book.
The Three Little Bops was a 1957 looney tunes animated short film heavily based on the three little pigs tale, but with a modified story sung as lyrics to a jazz tune.
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