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Brewer's: Ross

(Celtic). A headland; as Roslin, Culross, Rossberg, Montrose, Roxburg, Ardrossan, etc. Ross, from the Welsh rhos (“a moor”); found in Welsh and Cornish names, as Rossal, Rushol…

Brewer's: Rosse

(2 syl.). A famous sword which the dwarf Elberich gave to Otwit, King of Lombardy. It struck so fine a cut that it left no “gap.” It shone like glass, and was adorned with gold.…

Gordon Sinclair

Gordon Sinclair was a colorful figure in 20th-century Canadian radio journalism. For over 40 years he produced a daily radio series called "Let's Be Personal;" he gained a reputation for "telling it l…

Upton Sinclair

Upton Beall Sinclair was a prolific American writer known for his affiliation with socialism and famous for his 1906 novel, The Jungle. Sinclair was born in Baltimore, but his family moved to New Yor…

Sinclair Lewis

Name at birth: Harry Sinclair LewisNovelist Sinclair Lewis was the first writer from the United States to win the Nobel Prize in literature, on the strength of his novels satirizing the hypocrisy and …

Sinclair WEEKS

Senate Years of Service: 1944-1944Party: RepublicanWEEKS, Sinclair, (son of John Wingate Weeks), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in West Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., June 15, 1893; atten…

James Herbert SINCLAIR

SINCLAIR, James Herbert, a Representative from North Dakota; born near St. Marys, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 1871; moved with his parents to Cooperstown, Griggs County, N.Dak., in 1883; attend…

Betsy Ross

Name at birth: Elizabeth GriscomAccording to patriotic legend, Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag at the request of George Washington. No firm evidence exists to prove the story; the legend is b…

Diana Ross

Diana Rosssinger, actressBorn: 3/26/1944Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan A singer that helped define the Motown sound, Diana Ross joined several residents from a Detroit housing project to create…

Diana Ross Biography

Diana Rosssinger, actressBorn: 3/26/1944Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan A singer that helped define the Motown sound, Diana Ross joined several residents from a Detroit housing project to create…