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Olive

(2 syl.). Sacred to Pallas Athene. (See Olive-Tree.) EMBLEM of (1) Chastity. In Greece the newly-married bride wore an olive-garland; with us the orange-blossom is more usual. (2) Fecundity…

Oliver

Son and heir of Sir Rowland de Boys, who hated his youngest brother Orlando, and persuaded him to try a wrestling match with a professed wrestler, hoping thus to kill his brother; but when …

Olivia Goldsmith 2004 Deaths

Olivia GoldsmithAge: 54 writer whose satirical debut novel, The First Wives Club, about three women whose husbands left them for younger brides, became a bestseller and a hit movie. Died: New …

Jerry Goldsmith 2004 Deaths

Jerry GoldsmithAge: 75 prolific composer who wrote hundreds of film scores and television theme songs, including music for the films Patton and Basic Instinct and television's The Twilight Zon…

Goldsmith Fox BAILEY

BAILEY, Goldsmith Fox, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, N.H., July 17, 1823; attended the public schools of Fitchburg, Mass.; editor and publisher of …

2006 Goldsmith Prizes

The Goldsmith Awards Program encourages a more insightful, spirited public debate about government, politics, and the press. The awards are given by t…

Goldsmith Whitehouse HEWITT

HEWITT, Goldsmith Whitehouse, a Representative from Alabama; born near Elyton (now Birmingham), Jefferson County, Ala., February 14, 1834; attended the country schools; entered the Confederate …

Olive Oyl

Animator Max Fleischer brought Olive Oyl to the big screen in 1933, when he developed a cartoon from E.C. Slegar's popular comic strip Popeye, The Sailor Man. Olive is Popeye's love interest, a tooth…

John Oliver

John Oliver is the British political comedian who began hosting the American TV show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in 2014. John Oliver was born in Birmingham and attended Cambridge University, …

Bernard Oliver

Bernard OliverBorn: 1916 Pulse Code Modulation. Oliver and Shannon developed the first high-speed digital transmission system based on coded electronic pulses, making digital telephone systems…