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John Fowles 2005 Deaths

John FowlesAge: 79 British novelist whose works explore the limitations society places on free will. His books The Collector, The Magus, and The French Lieutenant's Woman. Died: Lyme Regis,…

Fowles, John

(Encyclopedia) Fowles, John, 1926–2005, English writer, b. Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, grad. Oxford, 1950. A complex, cerebral writer and a superb storyteller, Fowles was interested in manipulating the…

fowl

(Encyclopedia) fowl: see poultry.

jungle fowl

(Encyclopedia) jungle fowl, common name for small, terrestrial wild fowl comprising four species in the genus Gallus. Most important of these is the red jungle fowl, which Charles Darwin determined…

guinea fowl

(Encyclopedia) guinea fowlgĭn´ē, common name for any of the seven species of gallinaceous birds of the family Numididae, native to Africa and Madagascar. The helmeted guinea fowl, Numida meleagris,…

Brewer's: Guinea Fowl

So called because it was brought to us from the coast of Guinea, where it is very common. “Notwithstanding their barsh cry ... I like the Guinea-fowl. They are excellent layers, and…

Durant, Henry Fowle

(Encyclopedia) Durant, Henry Fowle do͝orănt´, dyo͝o–, 1822–81, American lawyer and educator, b. Hanover, N.H., grad. Harvard, 1841. Christened Henry Welles Smith, he adopted the name Durant (1851)…

John Keats: To Ailsa Rock

To -To HomerTo Ailsa Rock Hearken, thou craggy ocean-pyramid, Give answer by thy voice—the sea-fowls’ screams! When were thy shoulders mantled in huge streams? When from the sun was thy…

John Keats: Character of Charles Brown

SonnetsFor There's Bishop's TeignCharacter of Charles Brown I He is to weet a melancholy carle: Thin in the waist, with bushy head of hair As hath the seeded thistle when in parle It…