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Schreiner, Olive

(Encyclopedia) Schreiner, Olive shrī´nər [key], pseud. Ralph Iron, 1855–1920, South African author and feminist, b. Wittebergen Reserve, Cape Colony. After several years as a…

olive

(Encyclopedia) olive, common name for the Oleaceae, a family of trees and shrubs (including climbing forms) of warm temperate climates and of the Old World tropics, especially Asia and…

Iron, Ralph

(Encyclopedia) Iron, Ralph: see Schreiner, Olive .

olive oil

(Encyclopedia) olive oil, pale yellow to greenish oil obtained from the pulp of olives by separating the liquids from solids. Olive oil was used in the ancient world for lighting, in…

Oliver, King

(Encyclopedia) Oliver, King (Joseph Oliver), 1885–1938, American jazz musician, b. Abend, La. Oliver began his professional career in 1904 with the Onward Brass Band. After playing with…

Oliver, Isaac

(Encyclopedia) Oliver or Olivier, Isaac ōlĭv´ēər [key], 1556?–1617, English miniature painter. Oliver was a worthy follower of Hilliard as miniature painter to Elizabeth…

Oliver, Andrew

(Encyclopedia) Oliver, Andrew, 1706–74, lieutenant governor of colonial Massachusetts (1771–73), b. Boston. Oliver was elected to the provincial council in 1746 and later served as…

Fremstad, Olive Nayan

(Encyclopedia) Fremstad, Olive Nayan frĕm´stăd [key], 1871–1951, Swedish-American soprano; pupil of Lilli Lehmann. She came to the United States as a child. After her European debut (…