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Lara Croft

The heroine of Eidos Interactive's video game Tomb Raider, Lara Croft is an animated archeologist adventurer in the vein of Indiana Jones. Buff, buxom and brainy, Croft uses wits and weapons to beat …

Goodman's Croft

A strip of ground or corner of a field formerly left untilled, in Scotland, in the belief that unless some such place were left, the spirit of evil would damage the crop. “Scotchmen s…

Knox's Croft

in Gifford Gate, Haddington; so called because it was the birthplace of John Knox. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Knuckle-dusterKnowledge-box A B C D E …

Theodore Gaillard CROFT

CROFT, Theodore Gaillard, (son of George William Croft), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Aiken, Aiken County, S.C., November 26, 1874; attended the common schools; was graduated f…

George William CROFT

CROFT, George William, (father of Theodore Gaillard Croft), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Newberry County, S.C., December 20, 1846; attended the common schools in Greenville, S.…

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Director:Simon WestWriters:Patrick Massett, John ZinmanParamount Pictures; PG-13; 105 minutesRelease:6/01Cast:Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen There's no doubt about it: Angelina Jolie ma…

Frank Herbert

Name at birth: Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr.Frank Herbert is the author of more than twenty novels, among them 1965's Dune, a classic of the science fiction genre. Herbert grew up in Washington state and…

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st American president, serving from 1929-33. Hoover was a successful mining engineer and businessman in Australia and China before turning to civic service and politics.…

Don Herbert

actorDied: June 12, 2007 (southern California) Best Known as: actor in "Mr. Wizard" television show Actor in "Mr. Wizard" from 1951-1964, who inspired and ta…

Herbert Freudenberger

Herbert FreudenbergerAge: 73 psychologist who coined the term “burnout.” The term burnout was first used in his 1974 book, Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement, and is define…