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Brewer's: Mary Anne

or Marianne. A slang name for the guillotine. (See below.) Mary Anne Associations Secret republican societies in France. The name comes about thus: Ravaillac was instigated to assasinate H…

Brewer's: Lamb

In Christian art, an emblem of the Redeemer, called the “Lamb of God.” It is also the attribute of St. Agnes, St. Geneviève, St. Catherine, and St. Regina. John the Baptist…

Brewer's: Anne

Sister Anne. Sister of Fatima, the seventh and last of Bluebeard's wives. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Anne's FanAnnates A B C D E F G H I J K L…

Brewer's: Marys

The four Marys. Mary Beaton (or Bethune), Mary Livingston (or Leuson), Mary Fleming (or Flemyng), and Mary Seaton (or Seyton); called the “Queen's Marys,” that is, the ladies of…

Brewer's: Kirke's Lambs

The Queen's Royal West Surrey. Called “Kirke” from Piercy Kirke, their colonel, 1682-1691; and “Lambs” from their badge, the Paschal Lamb the crest of the house of B…

Brewer's: Nottingham Lambs

The roughs of Nottingham. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Nourmahal'Nottingham A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Re…

Brewer's: Lamb's Wool

A beverage consisting of the juice of apples roasted over spiced ale. A great day for this drink was the feast of the apple-gathering, called in Irish la mas ubhal, pronounced “lammas…

Mary Ann Dyer Goodnight Biography

Mary Ann Dyer Goodnight Mollyearly settler, philanthropist Born: 9/12/1839Birthplace: Madison County, Tenn. Daughter of a prominent lawyer, Mary Dyer was 14 when the family moved to Texas. Af…

Ann Marie BUERKLE

BUERKLE, Ann Marie, a Representative from New York; born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., May 8, 1951; R.N., St. Josephí¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital School of Nursing, Nashua, N.H., 1972; B.S., Lemoyne Col…

Mary Ann Shadd Cary Biography

abolitionistBorn: 10/9/1823Birthplace: Wilmington, DelawareDied: 1893 (Washington, D.C.) The oldest of 13 children born to Harriet and Abraham Shadd, leaders of the …