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John Walter CRANFORD

CRANFORD, John Walter, a Representative from Texas; born near Grove Hill, Clarke County, Ala., in 1862; attended the common and high schools of Alabama and finished preparatory studies under a …

David Evans SKAGGS

SKAGGS, David Evans, a Representative from Colorado; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 22, 1943; graduated from Cranford High School, Cranford, N.J., 1960; B.A., Wesleyan Univ…

Charles Newell FOWLER

FOWLER, Charles Newell, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Lena, Stephenson County, Ill., November 2, 1852; attended the public schools in Lena, Ill., and Beloit College, Beloit, Wis.; w…

2007–2008 Primetime Emmy Awards

Drama Series: Mad Men (AMC) Actor: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Actress: Glenn Close, Damages Supporting Actor: Terry O'Quinn, Lost Supporting Actress: D…

Brewer's: Bernard

(St.). Abbot of the monastery of Clairvaux in the twelfth century. His fame for wisdom was very great, and few church matters were undertaken without his being consulted. Petit Bernard. So…

Brewer's: Follower

A male sweetheart who follows the object of his affections. A word very common among servants. Mistresses say to female servants, “I allow no followers” —i.e. I do not al…

Brewer's: Post

means placed. (Latin, positus.) Post. A piece of timber placed in the ground. A military post. A station where a man is placed, with instructions not to quit it without orders. An official…

Brewer's: Sour Grapeism

An assumed contempt or indifference to the unattainable. (See above.) “There, economy was always `elegant' and money-spending always `vulgar' and ostentalous- a sort of sour grapeism …

Writing Well: Term Paper #3

Term Paper #3Writing WellSample Term PapersTerm Paper #2Term Paper #3 Irish Step Dancing and Appalachian Clogging: The Roots of American Dance by Jessica Swantek My curiosity about clogging…