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Brewer's: Break up Housekeeping

(To). To discontinue keeping a separate house. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Break with OneBreak your Back A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P…

Richards, Ellen Henrietta Swallow

(Encyclopedia) Richards, Ellen Henrietta Swallow, 1842–1911, American chemist, educator, and organizer of the home economics movement, b. Dunstable, Mass., grad. Vassar, 1870. In 1870…

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

(Encyclopedia) Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811–96, American novelist and humanitarian, b. Litchfield, Conn. With her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, she stirred the conscience of…

Hearst, William Randolph

(Encyclopedia) Hearst, William Randolph, 1863–1951, American journalist and publisher, b. San Francisco. A flamboyant, highly controversial figure, Hearst was nonetheless an intelligent…

Dickinson, Emily

(Encyclopedia) Dickinson, Emily, 1830–86, American poet, b. Amherst, Mass. She is widely considered one of the greatest poets in American literature. Her unique, gemlike lyrics are…

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

(Encyclopedia) Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn or Ryn rĕm´brănt, Du. rĕm´bränt här´mənsōn vän rīn [key], 1606–69, Dutch painter, etcher, and draftsman, b. Leiden. Rembrandt is…

Essie Mae Washington-Williams, 2003 News

retired teacher, announced in December that she's the daughter of the late Strom Thurmond, former staunch segregationist. Thurmond's family confirmed that the late senator from South…

Rush Limbaugh, 2003 News

conservative commentator, announced in October that he's addicted to the prescription painkiller OxyContin. His former housekeeper reportedly told authorities that he was buying the drug on…