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Brent

(Encyclopedia) Brent, outer borough (1991 pop. 226,100) of Greater London, SE England. The area is a rail and industrial center. Its manufactures include automobile parts, clocks and…

Hampton, Wade

(Encyclopedia) Hampton, Wade, c.1752–1835, American planter and soldier, b. Halifax co., Va. He served in the American Revolution and took part in South Carolina politics, opposing the…

Dwyane Wade

Name at birth: Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr.Three years after he joined the NBA, guard Dwyane Wade led the Miami Heat to the 2006 championship and drew early comparisons to basketball legend Michael Jordan…

Brewer's: Brent

Without a wrinkle. Burns says of John Anderson, in his prime of life, his “locks were like the raven,” and his “bonnie brow was brent” (without a wrinkle). Source: Dictionary of Phrase…

Brewer's: Wade

(1 syl.), to go through watery places, is the Anglo-Saxon wad (a ford), wadan (to ford or go [through a meadow]). (See Weyd-Monat.)…

Brewer's: Wade's Boat

named Guingelot. Wade was a hero of mediaeval romance, whose adventures were a favourite theme in the sixteenth century. Mons. F. Michel has brought…

Brewer's: Brent-goose

(A ). Properly a brant-goose, the branta bernicla, a brownish-grey goose of the genus branta. For the people of the village Saw the flock of brant with wonder. Longfellow: Hiawatha, part…

Brewer's: Brent-hill

means the eyebrows. Looking or gazing from under brent-hill. In Devonshire means “frowning at one;” and in West Cornwall to brend means to wrinkle the brows. It is very remarkable that…

Brent, Margaret

(Encyclopedia) Brent, Margaret, 1600?–1671?, early American feminist, b. Gloucester, England. With her two brothers and a sister, she left England to settle (1638) in St. Marys City, Md…

Brent Spiner

Brent SpineractorBorn: 2/2/1949Birthplace: Houston, Texas Spiner's acting career began with a bit part in Stardust Memories (1980) and a Broadway stint in Sunday in the Park with George (…