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Piers Plowman

The hero of a satirical poem of the fourteenth century. He falls asleep, like John Bunyan, on the Malvern Hills, and has different visions, which he describes, and in which he exposes the c…

Plowman

The Vision of Piers Plowman is a satirical poem by W. [or R.] Langland, completed in 1362. The poet supposes himself falling asleep on the Malvern Hills, and in his dream sees various visio…

Piers

The shepherd who relates the fable of the Kid and her Dam, to show the danger of bad company. (Spenser: Shepherd's Calendar.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 189…

Piers Morgan

Name at birth: Piers Stefan O'MearaPiers Morgan made a name for himself in the newspaper business in England before becoming a TV star in both the United Kingdom and the United States. His first big b…

Steel Pier

Book:David ThompsonMusic and Lyrics:John Kander and Fred EbbDirector:Scott EllisChoreography:Susan StromanSets:Tony WaltonCostumes:William Ivey LongLighting:Peter KaczorowskiSound:Tony MeolaOp…

Thomas Scales PLOWMAN

PLOWMAN, Thomas Scales, a Representative from Alabama; born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., June 8, 1843; attended the common schools; joined the Confederate Army in May 1862 as a member …

Frank Plowman WOODS

WOODS, Frank Plowman, a Representative from Iowa; born near Sharon, Walworth County, Wis., December 11, 1868; attended the public schools and the Northern Indiana Normal School, Valparaiso, Ind…

Pieta'

A representation of the Virgin Mary embracing the dead body of her Son. Filial or parental love was called piety by the Romans. (See Pious.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cob…

Paletot

[pal'-c-to ]. A corruption of palla-toque, a cloak with a hood. Called by Piers Plowman a paltock. The hood or toque has disappeared, but the word remains the same. Source: Dictionary of …