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Brewer's: Statue

The largest ever made was the Colossos of Rhodes; the next largest is the statue of Bavaria, erected by Louis I., King of Bavaria. The Bartholdi statue of Liberty is also worthy of mention.…

Brewer's: Hudson

(Sir Jeffrey.) The famous dwarf, at one time page to Queen Henrietta Maria. Sir Walter Scott has introduced him in his Peveril of the Peak, chap. xxxiv. Vandyke has immortalised him by his …

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty (“Liberty Enlightening the World”) is a 225-ton, steel-reinforced copper female figure, 151 ft 1 in. (46.05 m) in height, facing the ocean fr…

Brewer's: In Statu Quo

In Stat'u Quo or In statu quo ante (Latin). In the condition things were before the change took place. Thus, two nations arming for war may agree to lay down arms on condition that all thin…

Shipbuilding Statues

The Question: What is the term for the carved decorative feminine figure found on the bow of wooden ships? The Answer: Those are called figurehe…

Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson was the English navigator who crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1609 and became the first European to sail up what is now the Hudson River in New York. Little is known about Hudson's early l…

Rock Hudson

Name at birth: Leroy Harold Scherer, Jr.Rock Hudson was one of Hollywood's great handsome leading men of the 1950s and 1960s, when he was particularly known for his romantic comedies with Doris Day. H…

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson's breakthrough movie was the 2000 rock 'n roll memoir Almost Famous; she played Penny Lane, the groupie with a heart of gold. (The character was inspired in part by real-life groupie Pamel…

Kate Hudson Biography

Kate HudsonactressBorn: 4/19/1979Birthplace: Los Angeles The vivacious actress, the daughter of Goldie Hawn and comedian-singer Bill Hudson, has inherited her mother's infectious charm, beauty…

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is the American Idol contestant whose big-screen debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls made her a star and earned her the Academy Award as best supporting actress. Jennifer Hudson grew up…