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Brewer's: Orlando Furioso

An epic poem in forty-six cantos, by Ariosto (digested by Hoole into twenty-four books, but retained by Rose in the original form). The subject is the siege of Paris by Agramant the Moor,…

Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Orlando: see Roland .

Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Orlando ôrlăn´dō [key], city (1990 pop. 164,693), seat of Orange co., central Fla., in a lake region; inc. 1875. In a citrus fruit and farm area, it is one of the world…

Brewer's: Orlando

The youngest son of Sir Rowland de Boys. At a wrestling match the banished duke's daughter, Rosalind, who took a lively interest in Orlando, gave him a chain, saying, “Gentleman, wear this…

Brewer's: Orlando Innamorato

(Roland the paladin in love). A romantic epic in three books, by the Count Boiardo of Scandiano, in Italy (1495). There is a burlesque in verse of the same title by Berni of Tuscany (1538…

Brewer's: Bombastes Furioso

One who talks big and uses long sesquipedalian words; the ideal of bombast. He is the hero of a burlesque opera so called, by William Barnes Rhodes. (1790.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase…

Orlando, Vittorio Emanuele

(Encyclopedia) Orlando, Vittorio Emanuele vēt-tô´rēō āmänwĕ´lā ōrlän´dō [key], 1860–1952, Italian statesman and jurist. He held several cabinet posts from 1903 to 1917 and was premier…

Gibbons, Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Gibbons, Orlando, 1583–1625, English organist and composer. He became organist of the Chapel Royal about 1603, court virginalist in 1619, and organist at Westminster…

Butler, William Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Butler, William Orlando, 1791–1880, American general and political leader, b. Carrollton, Ky. He served in the War of 1812 and distinguished himself in the battle of New…

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901–58, American physicist, b. Canton, S. Dak., grad. Univ. of South Dakota, 1922, Ph.D. Yale, 1925. Affiliated with the Univ. of California…