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Brewer's: Clouded Cane

(A). A malacca cane clouded or mottled from age and use. These canes were very fashionable in the first quarter of the present century. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham B…

Brewer's: Grotta del Cane

(Naples). The Dog's Cave, so called from the practice of sending dogs into it to show visitors how the carbonic acid gas near the floor of the cave kills them. Source: Dictionary of Phras…

Harry Kemp: Blind

BlindHarry KempThe Spring blew trumpets of color; Her Green sang in my brain — I heard a blind man groping "Tap — tap" with his cane;I pitied him in his blindness; But can I boast, "I see"? Pe…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: July 5, 1804

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark July 4, 1804July 6, 1804July 5, 1804 July the 5th 1804 Set out verry early this morning, Swam the horse across the river, proceeded on for two mil…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: July 5, 1804

Day 52 Day 54 July 5, 1804 Clark July the 5th 1804 Set out verry early this morning, Swam the horse across the river, proceeded on for two miles under the bank where the old Kansas town fo…

1987 College Football Recap

Final AP Top 20 Bowl Games with Top 20 Teams Div. 1–A Conference Champs Heisman Trophy Voting Other Major Award Winners Consensus All-America Team …

Norbert Rillieux Biography

Norbert RillieuxinventorBorn: 1806Birthplace: New Orleans, La. Born to a French father and an African-American mother, Norbert Rillieux studied at Catholic schools in Louisiana before traveli…

Blackspot disease

The Question: What is Black Spot disease and how do you prevent it and cure it? The Answer: Blackspot disease, Diplocarpon rosae, is a c…

The Farming of the Bones

Author:Edwidge DanticatPublisher:Soho Press Edwidge Danticat possesses a gift for narrating excruciating scenes with a poetic economy. This talent makes the 1937 Haitian massacre a perfect bac…