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Brewer's: Peter Wilkins

was written by Robert Pultock, of Clifford's Inn, and sold to Dodsley, the publisher, for 20. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Peter of ProvencePeter Porcupine…

Freeman Harlow MORSE

MORSE, Freeman Harlow, a Representative from Maine; born in Bath, Maine, February 18, 1807; attended private schools and the academy in Bath; engaged in business as a carver of figureheads for …

Brewer's: Freeman of Bucks

A cuckold. The allusion is to the buck's horn. (See Horns.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Freeman's QuayFreeman A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O …

Brewer's: Freeman's Quay

Drinking at Freeman's Quay. (See Drinking.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FreemasonsFreeman of Bucks A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S…

Brewer's: Freeman

(Mrs.). A name assumed by the Duchess of Marlborough in her correspondence with Queen Anne. The queen called herself Mrs. Morley. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer,…

Brewer's: Drinking at Freeman's Quay

that is, drinking gratis. At one time, all porters and carmen calling at Freeman's Quay, near London Bridge, had a pot of beer given them gratis. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E…

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique WilkinsBorn: Jan. 12, 1960Basketball F last player to lead NBA in scoring (1986) before Michael Jordan's 7-year reign; All-NBA 1st team in 1986; elder statesman of Dream Team II.Lenn…

William WILKINS

Senate Years of Service: 1831-1834Party: JacksonianWILKINS, William, a Senator and a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Carlisle, Pa., December 20, 1779; attended Dickinson College, Carl…

Beriah WILKINS

WILKINS, Beriah, a Representative from Ohio; born near Richwood, Union County, Ohio, July 10, 1846; attended the common schools of Marysville, Ohio; enlisted as a private in Company H, One Hund…

Mary I

England's Queen Mary I was the fourth monarch of the Tudor dynasty, whose five-year reign was marked by a brief return to Catholicism in the midst of the English Reformation. She was the only child o…