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Brewer's: Jupiter Scapin

A nickname of Napoleon Bonaparte, given him by the Abbé de Pradt. Scapin is a valet famous for his knavish tricks, in Molière's comedy of Les Fourberies de Scapin. Source: Dicti…

Brewer's: Scapin

A “barber of Seville;” a knavish valet who makes his master his tool. (Molière: Les Fourberies de Scapin.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894S…

Brewer's: Les Anguilles de Melun

Crying out before you are hurt. When the Mystery of St. Bartholomew was performed at Melun, one Languille took the character of the saint, but when the executioner came to “flay him a…

Les Paul

Name at birth: Lester William PolsfussLes Paul is the musician and inventor generally credited with inventing the solid-body electric guitar. A harmonica and guitar player from an early age, Paul mov…

Les AuCOIN

AuCOIN, Les, a Representative from Oregon; born in Portland, Multnomah County, Oreg., October 21, 1942; attended public schools in Redmond, Oreg.; graduated, Redmond Union High School, 1960; at…

Les Misérables

Director:Bille AugustWriter:Rafael YglesiasDirector of Photography:Jorgen PerssonEditor:Janus Billeskov-JansenMusic:Basil PoledourisProduction Designer:Anna AspProducers:Sarah Radclyffe and Ja…

Les Paul Biography

Les Paul Born: 1915 Electric Guitar, Multi-Track Recording. Paul's innovations led to his first solid-body electric guitar in 1946. He produced a series of extremely popular recordings&aci…

Les Harrison Biography

Les HarrisonAge: 93 NBA Hall of Famer who led the Rochester Royals to the NBA Championship in 1951 as owner, general manager and coach; captured National Basketball League titles in 1946 and …

Les Claypool Biography

Les ClaypoolmusicianBorn: 9/26/1963Birthplace: Richmond, California Lead singer of the alternative rock band Primus. Their debut album was titled Suck on This (1989). In 1993 their album Pork …

Brown, Les

band leaderBirthplace: Reinerton, Pa.Born: 1912Died: 2001