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Philip Emeagwali

Philip Emeagwali won the Gordon Bell supercomputing prize in 1989 for applying the power of networked computers to analysis of oil field reserves. The award came with a $1000 prize. The child of a po…

Philip Glass

Philip Glass is a New York-based composer of avant-garde music, known for an elaborately structured and repetitive style that has been ironically dubbed "minimalist." Trained on violin as a child, he…

Brewer's: Childe

as Childe Harold, Childe of Ellechilde Waters, Childe Roland, Childe Tristram, Childe Arthur, etc. In all these cases the word “Childe” is a title of honour, like the infante an…

Brewer's: Child

at one time, meant a female infant, and was the correlative of boy. “Mercy on `s! A barne, a very pretty barne. A boy or a child, I wonder?” —Shakespeare: Winter's Tale, i…

Brewer's: Philip

Philip, remember thou art mortal. A sentence repeated to the Macedonian king every time he gave an audience. Philip sober. When a woman who asked Philip of Macedon to do her justice was sn…

Brewer's: Philips

(John);author of The Splendid Shilling, wrote a georgic on Order in blank verse - a serious poem modelled upon Miltes epics. Philips, Pomona's bard, the second thou Who nobly durst, in rhym…

Julia Child

Name at birth: Julia McWilliamsJulia Child was America's most famous chef in the 1960s, thanks to her jolly TV cooking show The French Chef. Julia Child began studying French cooking while living in …

Brewer's: Child of God

(A), in the Anglican and Catholic Church, means one who has been baptised; others consider the phrase to mean one converted by special grace and adopted into the holy family of God's Church…

Destiny's Child

Survivor Columbia While their new album title may be a cliché, in this case, Destiny's Child can be forgiven. After surviving soap opera headlines, lawsuits, firings, bickering, and all…

Brewer's: Child of the Cord

So the defendant was called by the judges of the vehmgericht in Westphalia, because everyone condemned by the tribunal was hanged to the branch of a tree. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and…