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This letter represents a window; in Hebrew it is called he (a window). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894E.G. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P …

Cum Grano Salis

With its grain of salt; there is a grain of wheat in the bushel of chaff, and we must make the proper abatement. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Cum Hoc, Pro…

L. E. L

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (afterwards Mrs. Maclean), a poetess of the “Lara” and “Corsair” school (1802-1839). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

O'tium cum Dig

[dignitate ]. Retirement after a person has given up business and has saved enough to live upon in comfort. The words are Latin, and mean “retirement with honour.” They are more…

Cum Hoc, Propter Hoc

Because two or more events occur consecutively or simultaneously, one is not necessarily the outcome of the other. Sequence of events is not always the result of cause and effect. The swall…

Robert E. Lee

Name at birth: Robert Edward LeeRobert E. Lee was the Confederacy's most famous general in the American Civil War. Robert E. Lee was first a soldier in the U.S. Army: He attended West Point (graduatin…

Alfred E. Neuman

Alfred E. Neuman is the gap-toothed, goofy-grinned icon of MAD magazine, the humor and satire comics magazine founded by William M. Gaines in 1952. The genesis of the image itself is a mystery, but t…

Ming E. Chang

Ming E. Changbusiness leader, rear admiral (retired) Chang served in the U.S. Navy for 34 years before retiring in 1990. He became the first Asian American naval officer to reach flag rank. He…

Thomas E. Selfridge

First Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge of the United States Army was a pioneer in the development of air travel and the first air crash fatality. A graduate of the West Point military academy, Selfridg…

E. L. Konigsburg

E. L. KonigsburgChildren's book authorBorn: Feb. 10, 1930Birthplace: New York, N.Y. Born in New York City, Elaine Lobl grew up in small towns in Pennsylvania. She was the first member of her …