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Daphne

(Encyclopedia) Daphne dăf´nē [key], in Greek mythology, a nymph. She was loved by Apollo and by Leucippus, a mortal who disguised himself as a nymph to be near her. When Leucippus…

daphne

(Encyclopedia) daphne, common name for, and genus name of, certain low deciduous or evergreen shrubs native to Eurasia. In the United States several naturalized species are cultivated…

Daphne Zuniga

Daphne Zuniga played the hapless Jo on Fox Television's prime-time soap opera Melrose Place from 1992 to 1996. Zuniga's career had started 10 years earlier (with a small part in The Dorm That Dripped…

Brewer's: Daphne

Daughter of a river-god, loved by Apollo. She fled from the amorous god, and escaped by being changed into a laurel, thenceforth the favourite tree of the sun-god. Nay, lady, sit. If I but…

Bryaxis

(Encyclopedia) Bryaxis brīăk´sĭs [key], 4th cent. BC, Greek sculptor. With Scopas, Leochares, and Timotheus, he worked on the sculptures of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (c.350 BC).…

Baring, Maurice

(Encyclopedia) Baring, Maurice, 1874–1945, English author. After a career in the diplomatic service, he turned to journalism in 1904. A war correspondent during the Russo-Japanese War,…

nymph

(Encyclopedia) nymph nĭmf [key], in Greek mythology, female divinity associated with various natural objects. It is uncertain whether they were immortal or merely long-lived. There was…

Gothic romance

(Encyclopedia) Gothic romance, type of novel that flourished in the late 18th and early 19th cent. in England. Gothic romances were mysteries, often involving the supernatural and…

Dickinson, Edwin Walter

(Encyclopedia) Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891–1978, American painter, b. Seneca Falls, N.Y. He studied in New York City with William Merritt Chase , and spent most of his life on…

Du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson

(Encyclopedia) Du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson dyo͞o môr´ēā [key], 1834–96, English artist and novelist, b. Paris of a French father and an English mother. He studied…