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Rook

(A). A cheat. “To rook,” to cheat; “to rook a pigeon,” to fleece a greenhorn. Sometimes it simply means, to win from another at a game of chance or skill. (See Rooke…

Winged Rooks

Outwitted sharpers. A rook is a sharper, and a rookery the place of resort for sharpers. A rook is the opposite of a pigeon; a rook cheats, a pigeon is …

Rook's Hill

(Lavant, Chichester), celebrated for the local tradition that the golden calf of Aaron is buried there. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894RookeryRook A B C …

Leon

(in Orlando Furioso), son of Constantine, the Greek emperor, is promised Bradamant in marriage by her parents. Amon and Beatrice; but Bradamant loves Rogero. By-and-by a friendship springs …

Bully-rook

A blustering cheat. Like bully, it is sometimes used without any offensive meaning. Thus the Host, in The Merry Wives of Windsor, addresses Sir John Falstaff, Ford, and Page, etc., as bully…

Sergio Leone

Born into a famous Italian moviemaking family, Sergio Leone made a name for himself in 1964 with his second feature film, Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars). The movie and its two sequels…

Sierra Leone

U.S. Department of State Background Note Sierra Leone Index: People History Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Sierra Leone Relations Sponsored LinksTrave…

Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta has worked as a Senate aide, a Congressman, a White House Chief of Staff, director of the C.I.A. and Secretary of Defense during his long career in politics. Leon Panetta earned both und…

Sergio Leone

Sergio Leonedirector, screenwriterBorn: 1/3/1929Birthplace: Rome, Italy Originator of the “spaghetti western,” Leone created mock-serious depictions of the American West. The most …