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Brewer's: Dilemma

The horns of a dilemma. “Lemma” means a thing taken for granted (Greek, lambano, to take). “Dilemma” is a double lemma, a two-edged sword which strikes both ways, or…

Brewer's: Jackson

(See Stonewall.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Jacksonian ProfessorJacket A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Relat…

Orrick Johns: Dilemma

DilemmaOrrick JohnsWhat though the moon should come With a blinding glow, And the stars have a game On the wood's edge, A man would have to still Cut and weed and sow, And lay a white line …

Common Usage Dilemmas: Introduction

IntroductionCommon Usage DilemmasIntroductionDangling Modifiers: CounterintelligenceMisplaced Modifiers: Lost and FoundMixed Metaphors: A Dollar Late and a Day ShortSplit Infinitives: To Boldl…

Expanding Rock Hall Could Cause Some Dilemmas

Expanding Rock Hall Could Cause Some Dilemmas By Kevin O'Hare NEW YORK — As induction ceremonies go, it'd be tough to top the one put on by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 1999. …

Paris Jackson

Name at birth: Paris Michael Katharine JacksonParis Katharine Jackson is the second child, and the only daughter, of pop musician Michael Jackson. Paris Jackson was born in 1998 to Jackson's second wi…

Rachel Jackson

Name at birth: Rachel DonelsonRachel Jackson was married to President Andrew Jackson for nearly four decades, but she died just after he was elected president in 1828. She was the daughter of pioneers…

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. His two full terms ran from 1829 until 1837. A veteran of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson was popularly known …

Janet Jackson

Janet Jacksonpop singerBorn: 5/16/1966Birthplace: Gary, Indiana Grammy Award-winning pop-funk singer whose soft, sexy singing often takes a back-seat to her athletic, energetic dancing and ar…

Janet Jackson Biography

Janet Jacksonpop singerBorn: 5/16/1966Birthplace: Gary, Indiana Grammy Award-winning pop-funk singer whose soft, sexy singing often takes a back-seat to her athletic, energetic dancing and ar…