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Brewer's: Fra Diavolo

(Michele Pozza). A celebrated brigand and renegade monk, who evaded pursuit for many years amidst the mountains of Calabria. (1760-1806.) Auber has made him the subject of an opera. Sourc…

Brewer's: Blear-eyed

(The). Aurelius Brandolini, the Italian poet, called Il Lippo (1440-1497). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894BleedBle A B C D E F G H I J K L M N …

Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: L

by Robert Burns KML Laddie, dim. of lad. Lade, a load. Lag, backward. Laggen, the bottom angle of a wooden dish. Laigh, low. Laik, lack. Lair, lore, lear…

Notable Artists

Painters, sculptors, and photographers Read the brief and informative biographies of notable artists, from Pablo Picasso and Mary Cassatt to Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O'Keeffe…

World Cup Winners

Multiple winners: Brazil (5); Italy (4), Germany (4); Argentina and Uruguay (2). Year Champion Manager …

France 3, Belgium 2

at Nice, France (July 12-13) Day One— Alexandra Fusai (FRA) def. Sabine Appelmans (BEL), 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-1; Dominique van Roost (BEL) def. Sandrine Testud (FRA), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. Day Two&m…

France 4, Netherlands 1

France 4, Netherlands 1 at Nice, France (Oct. 4-5). Day One— Sandrine Testud (FRA) def. Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NET), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Mary Pierce (FRA) def. Miriam Oremans (NET), 6-4, 6-…

Switzerland 5, France 0

at Sion, Switzerland (July 25-26) Day One— Martina Hingis (SWI) def. Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA), 7-5, 6-1; Patty Schnyder (SWI) def. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Day Two—…

1999 Men's Tennis Davis Cup Australia v France

Australia 3, France 2 at Nice, France (Dec. 3-5) Day One— Mark Philippoussis (AUS) def. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4; Cedric Pioline (FRA) def. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 …