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Montgomerie, Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Montgomerie, Alexander məntgŭm´ərē [key], c.1556–c.1610, Scottish poet. His principal poem, The Cherry and the Sloe (1597), is a pedestrian and ambiguous allegory…

Cumbernauld

(Encyclopedia) Cumbernauld, town (1991 pop. 47,517), near Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, SW Scotland. Cumbernauld, the 15th of Britain's new towns , was designated in 1955 to…

traffic regulation

(Encyclopedia) traffic regulation, control of the movement of vehicles and pedestrians, chiefly on city streets. Formal regulation of motor vehicle traffic was instituted in New York…

Gateshead

(Encyclopedia) Gateshead gāts´hĕd [key], metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 91,429), NE England, on the Tyne River opposite Newcastle upon Tyne . Service industries, light…

Potgieter, Everhardus Johannes

(Encyclopedia) Potgieter, Everhardus Johannes āvərhär´dəs yōhän´əs pôt´gētər [key], 1808–75, Dutch critic, essayist, and poet. He was the first editor (1837–65) of and a major…

Petronas Towers

(Encyclopedia) Petronas Towers, twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that are the world's tallest twin towers. Standing 1,483 ft (452 m) high, they were designed by the…

Seaside

(Encyclopedia) Seaside. 1 City (1990 pop. 38,901), Monterey co., W Calif., on Monterey Bay, in a fruit region; founded 1887, inc. 1954. Its economy is based largely upon tourism…

Mondavi, Robert Gerald

(Encyclopedia) Mondavi, Robert Gerald məndä´vē [key], 1913–2008, American vintner who was in the forefront of establishing California as a major table-wine-producing region and wine as…

Newcastle upon Tyne

(Encyclopedia) Newcastle upon Tyne, city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 199,064), NE England, on the Tyne River. The city is an important shipping and trade center. The famous coal…