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Bede

(Adam ). A novel by George Eliot (Marian Evans), 1859. One of the chief characters is Mrs. Poyser, a woman of shrewd observation, and as full of wise saws as Sancho Panza. Source: Diction…

James Adam BEDE

BEDE, James Adam, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm in North Eaton Township, Lorain County, Ohio, January 13, 1856; attended the public schools of Ohio, Oberlin (Ohio) College, an…

Cuthbert Bede

A nom de plume of the Rev Edward Bradley, author of Verdant Green. (1827-1889.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Cutler's PoetryCuthbert A B C D E F G H…

Adam

According to the Bible, Adam was the first human being on Earth and the father of all humanity. In the book of Genesis (1:26), Adam is created by God on the sixth day of creation, in God's own image,…

Adam

The Talmudists say that Adam lived in Paradise only twelve hours, and account for the time thus:— The first hour, God collected the dust and animated it. The second hour, Adam stood …

Adamant

is really the mineral corundum; but the word is indifferently used for rock crystal, diamond, or any hard substance, and also for the magnet or loadstone. It is often used by poet for no sp…

Sam Adams

When Sam Adams was elected mayor of Portland, Oregon in 2008, he made history as the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. Originally from Montana, Adams grew up mostly in Oregon, in Newport an…

Abigail Adams

Name at birth: Abigail SmithAbigail Adams was the wife of the 2nd U.S. president, John Adams, and the mother of the 6th U.S. president, John Quincy Adams. Abigail was descended on her mother's side f…

Cindy Adams

Cindy Adamsgossip columnist A native New Yorker, Adams started writing for small city papers. Her big break came in 1979 when she cancelled a dinner with a New York Post editor because she wan…

Henry Adams

Henry Brooks Adams was a brainy political journalist, academic and gadabout during the second half of the 19th century. He is best remembered for his great personal summing-up, The Education of Henry …