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Champions of Leagues That No Longer Exist

Champions of Leagues That No Longer Exist A Special Baseball Records Committee appointed by the commissioner found in 1968 that four extinct leagues qualified for major league status—the…

Brewer's: Ease

(Anglo-Saxon, eath; Latin, oti-um) At ease. Without pain or anxiety. Ill at ease. Uneasy, not comfortable, anxious. Stand at ease A command given to soldiers to rest for a time. The &#822…

Brewer's: Little Ease

The name of a prison cell too small to allow the prisoner to stand upright, or to lie down, or to assume any other position of ease. I have seen such a cell at St. Cyr; and according to Cur…

Brewer's: Heart's Ease

The viola tricolor. It has a host of fancy names; as, the “Butterfly flower,” “Kiss me quick,” a “Kiss behind the garden gate,” “Love in idleness,&…

Brewer's: Ease Her!

A command given on a steamer to reduce speed. The next order is generally “Stop her!” —i.e. the steamboat. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 189…

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

Director: Trey ParkerWriters: Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Pam BradyParamount; R; 88 minutesRelease: 6/99Voices of: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes Is the ultra-vulgar c…

Brewer's: Chapel-of-Ease

A place of worship for the use of parishioners residing at a distance from the parish church. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ChaperonChapel A B C D E F …

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: June 23, 1806

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark June 22, 1806June 24, 1806June 23, 1806 Monday June 23rd 1806. Apprehensive from Drewyer's delay that he had met with some difficulty in procuring…

Chinua Achebe

Name at birth: Albert Chinualumogu AchebeNigerian Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel Things Fall Apart remains one of the most important books in English by an African author. The first internationally succes…