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Captain

Capitano del Popolo, i.e. Garibaldi (1807-1882). The Great Captain (el gran capitano). Gonzalvo di Cordova (1453-1515.) Manuel Comnenus of Trebizond (1120,1143-1180) Source: Dictionary of…

John Singleton

John Singleton is a California filmmaker whose first movie, 1991's Boyz N the Hood, made him an Oscar-nominated director at the age of 24. Singleton was still a film student at the University of Sout…

Captain Podd

A showman. So called from “Captain” Podd, a famous puppet-showman in the time of Ben Jonson. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Captain StiffCaptain…

Captain Stiff

To come Captain Stiff over one. To treat one with cold formality. “I shouldn't quite come Captain Stiff over him.” —S. Warren: Ten Thousand a Year. Source: Dictionary of …

Copper Captain

(A). A Brummagem captain; a “General von Poffenburgh.” Michael Perez is so called in Rule a Wife and have a Wife, by Beaumont and Fletcher. “To this copper-captain was con…

Fire Captain

Anonymous Tell us about your work -- what do you do? I am employed by the City of Tallahassee Fire Department . I hold the position of Fire Captain. For t…

Great Captain

(See Captain.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Great Cham of LiteratureGreat Bullet-head A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W …

Led Captain

(A). An obsequious person, who dances attendance on the master and mistress of a house, for which service he has a knife and fork at the dinner table. He is led like a dog, and always grace…

John Singleton MILLSON

MILLSON, John Singleton, a Representative from Virginia; born in Norfolk, Va., October 1, 1808; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice i…

Thomas Day SINGLETON

SINGLETON, Thomas Day, a Representative from South Carolina; born near Kingstree, S.C., birth date unknown; attended the common schools; member, State house of representatives, 1826-1833; elect…