(Encyclopedia) Este, town (1991 pop. 17,668), in Venetia, NE Italy. It is an agricultural and light manufacturing center. The ancient Ateste, it was a center of civilization (10th?2d cent. &BC;)? (Encyclopedia) Este ?st?, Italian noble family, rulers of Ferrara (1240?1597) and of Modena (1288?1796) and celebrated patrons of the arts during the Renaissance. Probably of Lombard origin, they? (Encyclopedia) Estes, Richard, 1936?, American painter, b. Evanston, Ill. One of the best-known American exponents of photorealism, Estes is noted for his street scenes. (Encyclopedia) Villa d'Este v?l d?st?, name of two famous villas in Italy. One lies near Tivoli, c.20 mi (30 km) E of Rome. Built in 1550 by Pirro Ligorio for Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este? (Encyclopedia) Punta del Este po?ont ??l ?st?, city (1996 pop. 8,252), E Uruguay, on the Atlantic Ocean. Located on a narrow peninsula surrounded by excellent beaches, Punta del Este is one of the? (Encyclopedia) Kefauver, Carey Estes k?fv?r, 1903?63, U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1949?63), b. Madisonville, Tenn., known as Estes Kefauver. He became a Chattanooga lawyer and in 1938 was elected? The house of Este had for their armorial bearing a white eagle on an azure shield. Rinaldo, in Jerusalem Delivered, adopted this device; and Ariosto, in his Orlando Furioso, gives it both? The white eagle, the cognisance of the house. His dazzling way The bird of Est soars beyond the solar ray. Tasso: Jerusalem Delivered, x. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E.? He is dead past all hope. The sense of hearing is generally the last to fail in the hour of death, hence the Romans were accustomed to call on the deceased three times by name, and if no? A contraction of Non est inventus (not to be found). They are the words which the sheriff writes on a writ when the defendant is not to be found in his bailiwick. Source: Dictionary of?