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Jonson, Ben

(Encyclopedia) Jonson, Ben, 1572–1637, English dramatist and poet, b. Westminster, London. The high-spirited buoyancy of Jonson's plays and the brilliance of his language have…

Ben

(Encyclopedia) Ben, in the Bible, Levite porter under David.

Brewer's: Rare Ben

So Shakespeare called Ben Jonson, the dramatist. (1574-1637.) Aubrey says that this inscription on his tablet in the “Poets' Corner,” Westminster Abbey, “was done at the charge of Jack…

Ben Ezra

(Encyclopedia) Ben Ezra: see Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir .

Ben Macdui

(Encyclopedia) Ben Macdui or Ben Macdhui măkdo͞o´ē [key], Gaelic Beinn Muic Duibhe, peak, 4,296 ft (1,309 m) high, Moray, Scotland, in the Cairngorm Mts.; second highest…

Big Ben

(Encyclopedia) Big Ben, the bell in the Parliament tower (Westminster Palace), London, England. It was named for Sir Benjamin Hall, commissioner of works when the bell was installed in…

Ben Nevis

(Encyclopedia) Ben Nevis nē´vĭs, nĕv´ĭs [key], peak, 4,411 ft (1,345 m) high, Highland, W Scotland, overlooking Glen Nevis; highest peak of Great Britain. Ben Nevis is the remnant of a…

Fort Benning

(Encyclopedia) Fort Benning, U.S. army post, 189,000 acres (76,500 hectares), W Ga., S of Columbus; est. 1918. One of the largest army posts in the United States, it is the nation'…

epitaph

(Encyclopedia) epitaph, strictly, an inscription on a tomb; by extension, a statement, usually in verse, commemorating the dead. The earliest such inscriptions are those found on…