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Brewer's: Barry Cornwall

poet. A nom de plume of Bryan Waller Procter. It is an anagram of his name. (1788–1874.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894BarsaniansBarristers' Gowns A …

James M. Cain

Name at birth: James Mallahan CainJames M. Cain is one of the most famous of the hard-boiled fiction writers who came to prominence in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. His place in histo…

James M. WALLACE

WALLACE, James M., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Hanover Township, Lancaster (now Dauphin) County, Pa., in 1750; pursued preparatory studies in Philadelphia; participated in the R…

Barry Took 2002 Deaths

Barry TookAge: 73 British comedian and writer who assembled six comics, including John Cleese and Graham Chapman, for a BBC television comedy that became the legendary Monty Python's Flying Ci…

Barry Morris GOLDWATER

Senate Years of Service: 1953-1965; 1969-1987Party: RepublicanGOLDWATER, Barry Morris, (father of Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr.), a Senator from Arizona; born in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., …

William Taylor BARRY

Senate Years of Service: 1814-1816Party: Democratic RepublicanBARRY, William Taylor, a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky; born near Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, Va., February 5, 1784; …

Barry Bonds Cast of Characters

Those who surrounded Bonds during his most successful seasons by Mark Zurlo Related Links Barry Bonds BiographyBond's Homerun Record Discredited by ManySteroids Allegedly Used by…

George M. Cohan

George Michael Cohan was known as "Mr. Broadway" for his preeminent role in American musical theater in the first quarter of the 20th century. A vaudevillian since childhood, he grew up as one of The…

Preston M. (Pete) GEREN

GEREN, Preston M. (Pete), a Representative from Texas; born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., January 29, 1952; graduated from Arlington Heights High School, Fort Worth, Tex., 1970; attended…

Brewer's: M. B. Waistcoat

A clerical cassock waistcoat was so called (about 1830) when first introduced by the High Church party. M. B. means “mark of the beast.” “He smiled at the folly which stigmatised an …