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Lorde

Name at birth: Ella Maria Lani Yellich-O'ConnorLorde is the performing name of Ella Yellich-O'Connor, a New Zealand singer and songwriter who had an international hit with 2013's "Royals." She began w…

Alfred Lord Tennyson: II

II From that time forth I would not see her more, But many weary moons I lived alone— Alone, and in the heart of the great forest. Sometimes upon the hills beside the sea All day I wa…

The Flying Wallendas

The Flying Wallendas were the most famous high-wire act of the 20th century. They worked without a safety net and were known for their high-wire headstands, bicycle rides, and especially for their acu…

The Flying Scotsman

Running between King's Cross station in London and Edinburgh, Scotland, the Flying Scotsman was a luxury express train full of amenities. It featured a hairdressing salon, a Louis the XVI–style rest…

Flying Franz

The man who gave himself "terrible frights" by Mike Morrison Related Links 2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Preview: Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Through the Years Encyclopedia…

Brewer's: Fly

(plural flys). A hackney coach, a cab. A contraction of Fly-by-night, as sedan chairs on wheels used to be called in the regency. These “Fly-by-nights,” patronised greatly by Ge…

Poems: The Fly

by WilliamBlakeThe Sick RoseThe AngelThe Fly Little Fly, Thy summer's play My thoughtless hand Has brushed away. Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me? …

Brewer's: Fly a Kite

(To). To send a begging letter to persons of a charitable reputation, or in easy circumstances, to solicit pecuniary aid, urging poverty, losses, or sickness as an excuse. (See Kite-Flying.…

Brewer's: Flying Colours

(To come off with). In triumph; with the flags unfurled and flying. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Flying DutchmanFly Out at A B C D E F G H I J K …