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Brewer's: Dwarf

(The). Richard Gibson, painter (1615-1690), a page of the backstairs in the court of Charles I. He married Anne Shepherd, a dwarf also, and the King honoured the wedding with his presence. …

Brewer's: Dwarf Alberich

(in the Nibelungen Lied) is the guardian of the famous “hoard” won by Siegfried from the Nibelungs. The dwarf is twice vanquished by the hero, who gets possession of his Tarn-ka…

Brewer's: Dwarfs

(under the three feet in height). ANDROMEDA, 2 ft. 4 in. One of Julia's free maids. (See below, gonopas.) ARISTRATOS, the poet, was so small that Athenæos says, “no one could see…

Brewer's: Dwarf Peter

(das Peter Manchen). An allegorical romance by Ludwig Tieck. The dwarf is a castle spectre that advises and aids the family; but all his advice turns out evil, and all his aid productive of…

Brewer's: Yellow Dwarf

A certain queen had a daughter named ALL-FAIR, of incomparable beauty. One day the queen went to consult the Desert-Fairy, but, being weary, lay down to rest, and fell asleep. On waking she…

New Dwarf Planet Named Eris

The newest addition to our solar system—formerly known as 2003 UB313 and Xena—now has an official name by Shmuel Ross and Chris Frantz Related Links Pluto Demoted!…

Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black was a 13-year-old middle school student when she became an Internet and music sensation because of "Friday," a painfully catchy pop song that brought her widespread scorn -- and lots of …

Black Maria

The Question: What's a Black Maria? The Answer: A "black maria" is a slang term for a police wagon. How did it get this name? We don't know. But…

Black No More

Author:George S. SchuylerPublisher:Modern Library When everyone around him was lauding the Harlem Renaissance's achievements, black outsider intellectual George Schuyler penned a notoriously h…