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Tao Te Ching: Chapter 13

by Lao-TseChapter 12Chapter 14Chapter 13 1 Men come forth and live; they enter (again) and die. 2 Of every ten three are ministers of life (to themselves); and three are ministers of deat…

Zero Mostel Biography

Zero Mostel(Samuel Joel Mostel)actorBorn: 2/28/1915Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York After working as a standup comic, Mostel launched a remarkable career in theater and film. In the 1950s he was…

Brewer's: Elasmotherium

(Greek, the metalplate beast). An extinct animal, between the horse and the rhinoceros. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ElberichElaine A B C D E F G H …

Brewer's: Extinct Species

[since the time of man]. The dodo, great auk, quagga, sea-cow, and white rhinoceros. Getting very rare: the bison, the Carolina paraket, the giraffe, and the passenger pigeon once common en…

Fascinating but Deadly

Hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and hyenas by David Johnson If a hyena clan is large enough, it will challenge a pride of lions in a battle over food. Profiles of Dangerous Animals…

1961 Tony Awards

PlayBecket, Jean AnouilhMusicalBye, Bye BirdieActor—PlayZero Mostel, RhinocerosActress—PlayJoan Plowright, A Taste of HoneySupporting or Featured Actor—PlayMartin Gabel, Big …

Brewer's: Behemoth

(Hebrew). The hippopotamus; once thought to be the rhinoceros. (See Job xl. 15.) Behold! in plaited mail, Behemoth rears his head. Thomson: Summer, 709, 710. The word is generally, but inc…

Brewer's: Poison Detectors

Aladdin's ring was a preservative against every evil Gundoforus. No one could pass with poison the gate of Gundoforus. Nourgehan's bracelet. When poison was present the stones of this brace…

Brewer's: Wig

A variation of the French perruque, Latin pilucca, our periwig cut short. In the middle of the eighteenth century we meet with thirty or forty d…

William Shakespeare: Macbeth, Act III, Scene IV

Scene IVThe same. Hall in the palaceA banquet prepared. Enter Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Ross, Lennox, Lords, and AttendantsMacbethYou know your own degrees; sit down: at first And last the hearty…