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Huckleberries

HuckleberriesThere was a great clashing of tin pails, much running to and fro, and frequent demands for something to eat, one August afternoon, for the boys were going huckleberrying, and…

huckleberry

(Encyclopedia) huckleberry, any plant of the genus Gaylussacia, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family), native to North and South America. The box huckleberry (G. brachycera) of E North…

whortleberry

(Encyclopedia) whortleberry: see blueberry; huckleberry.

blueberry

(Encyclopedia) blueberry, plant of the large genus Vaccinium, widely distributed shrubs (occasionally small trees) of the family Ericaceae (heath family), usually found on acid soil. They are often…

Scott, George C.

(Encyclopedia) Scott, George C. (George Campbell Scott), 1927–99, American actor, b. Wise, Va. Fiery and intense, Scott played his first major roles in Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, and As You…

Twain, Mark

(Encyclopedia) Twain, Mark, pseud. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835–1910, American author, b. Florida, Mo. As humorist, narrator, and social observer, Twain is unsurpassed in American literature.…

Little Men

Life at Plumfield With Jo's BoysLouisa May AlcottDedicationTo Freddy and Johnny, the little men to whom she owes some of the best and happiest hours of her life, this book is gratefully…

Mark Twain

Name at birth: Samuel Langhorne ClemensMark Twain is on nearly everyone's list of all-time great American authors. Mark Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri and as a young man held a series of jobs…

heath

(Encyclopedia) heath, in botany, common name for some members of the Ericaceae, a family of chiefly evergreen shrubs with berry or capsule fruits. Plants of the heath family form the characteristic…

Mickey Rooney Biography

Mickey RooneyactorBorn: 9/23/1920Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York Academy Award-winning film, television and stage actor who gained fame as a child actor and continued acting throughout his adult life…