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Brewer's: Catharine

To braid St. Catharine's tresses. To live a virgin. “Thou art too fair to be left to braid St. Catharine's tresses” Longfellow Evangeline. Catharine (Knights of St), 1714. A R…

Brewer's: Catharine Wheel

(A). A sort of firework. (See below.) Catharine Wheels To turn Catharine Wheels. To turn head over heels on the hands. Boys in the streets, etc., often do so to catch a penny or so from tr…

Brewer's: Catharine Theot

(1725-1795). A visionary born at Avranches, who gave herself out to be (like Joanna Southcott) the mother of God, and changed her name Theot into Theos (God). She preached in Paris in 1794…

Brewer's: Catharine of Russia

A sutler. When Czar Peter wished to marry her, it was needful to make her of noble birth; so a private person was first converted into her brother, and then into a great lord by birth. Henc…

Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick plays Brenda Johnson, the homicide cop with a Southern accent and a penchant for cajoling confessions, in the TV series The Closer. Sedgwick has worked steadily as film and theater actr…

Theodore SEDGWICK

Senate Years of Service: 1796-1799Party: FederalistSEDGWICK, Theodore, a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in West Hartford, Conn., May 9, 1746; attended Yale C…

Brewer's: Doomsday Sedgwick

William Sedgwick, a fanatical prophet and preacher during the Commonwealth. He pretended to have had it revealed to him in a vision that doomsday was at hand; and, going to the house of Sir…

James Sedgwick GORMAN

GORMAN, James Sedgwick, a Representative from Michigan; born in Lyndon Township, near Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 28, 1850; attended the common schools and the Union School of Ch…

Charles Baldwin SEDGWICK

SEDGWICK, Charles Baldwin, a Representative from New York; born in Pompey, Onondaga County, N.Y., March 15, 1815; attended Pompey Hill Academy, and Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.; studied law;…

Maria Martinez Biography

Maria Martinez(Maria Antonia Montoya)potterBorn: 1887Birthplace: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico As a child of the Native American Tewa tribe, Maria was interested in pottery making, which wa…