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Queens

(Encyclopedia) Queens, borough of New York City (1990 pop. 1,951,598), land area c.109 sq mi (293 sq km), on the western portion of Long Island, SE N.Y., coextensive with Queens co.; settled by the…

Flushing

(Encyclopedia) Flushing, former village, now in N Queens borough of New York City, SE N.Y.; chartered 1645, inc. into Greater New York City with Queens in 1898. Although chiefly residential, Flushing…

Queens College

(Encyclopedia) Queens College: see New York, City Univ. of.

Margrethe

(Encyclopedia) Margrethe. For Danish queens thus named, use Margaret.

Mahotella Queens

(Encyclopedia) Mahotella Queens mähtl´, South African vocal group formed in 1964 by songwriter Robert Bopape. One of the most popular dance bands in South Africa, they often perform with the…

Ayton, Sir Robert

(Encyclopedia) Ayton or Aytoun, Sir Robert both: ´tn, 1570–1638, English poet and courtier. He was private secretary to the queens of James I and Charles I, besides holding other posts of honor. He…

Candace

(Encyclopedia) Candace kn´ds, knd´s, title for queens in ancient Ethiopia. One of them made war (c.22 &BC;) on the Roman governor of Egypt, who defeated her and destroyed Napata, her…

Brewer's: Queen

Greek, gyne (a woman); Sanskrit, goni; Swedish, qvenna; Gothic, queins; Anglo-Saxon, cwen. (See Sir.) Queen, “woman,” is equivalent to “mother.” In the translation of the Bible by Ulfilas…

Queen Victoria

Once England's longest-ruling monarch Related Links The Victorian Era in Literature British Royal Family Tree How To Get Your Own Royal Title Kingdoms and Monarchs of the World…

The Queen Bee

The Queen Bee Two kings' sons once upon a time went into the world to seek their fortunes; but they soon fell into a wasteful foolish way of living, so that they could not return home again.…