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Brewer's: Abroad

You are all abroad.Wide of the mark; not at home with the subject. Abroad, in all directions. “An elm displays her dusky arms abroad.” —Dryden. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and…

Brewer's: Schoolmaster Abroad

(The). Lord Brougham said, in a speech (Jan. 29, 1828) on the general diffusion of education, and of intelligence arising therefrom, “Let the soldier be abroad, if he will; he can do…

A Safe Trip Abroad

The U.S. Department of State offers the following tips for safe travel abroad: Dress conservatively. Thieves often target tourists, so avoid wearing anything that will make you stand out, and…

Disney Movies: Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Introduction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next by Beth Rowen Lady and the Tramp (1955) Disney's canine caper-romance broke new ground for the studio on two fronts. It was its first CinemaScope…

Root, George Frederick

(Encyclopedia) Root, George Frederick, 1820–95, American composer, b. Sheffield, Mass. He taught at schools in Boston and New York City. He wrote gospel songs and composed sentimental ballads to…

Chaplin, Charlie

(Encyclopedia) Chaplin, Charlie (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin), 1889–1977, English film actor, director, producer, writer, and composer, b. London. Chaplin began on the music-hall stage and then…

Langdon, Harry

(Encyclopedia) Langdon, Harry, 1884–1944, American silent film comedian and director, b. Council Bluffs, Iowa. He repeatedly ran away from home to join traveling shows and circuses as a youngster,…

Twain, Mark

(Encyclopedia) Twain, Mark, pseud. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835–1910, American author, b. Florida, Mo. As humorist, narrator, and social observer, Twain is unsurpassed in American literature.…