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Brewer's: Ivory Gate of Dreams

(The). Dreams which delude pass through this gate, those which come true pass through the Gate of Horn. This fancy depends upon two puns: ivory in Greek is elephas, and the verb elephairo m…

Brewer's: Ivories

Teeth; dice. To show one's ivories. To display one's teeth. To wash one's ivories. To rinse the mouth; to drink. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Ivory Gate …

Brewer's: Ivory Palaces

are not unfrequently mentioned in the Old Testament. Thus (Psalm xlv. 8), “All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces;” in 1 Kings xxii. 39 we …

Brewer's: Ivory Shoulder

Demeter ate the shoulder of Pelops, served up by Tantalos; so when the gods restored the body to life, Demeter supplied the lacking shoulder with one of ivory. “Not Pelops' shoulder w…

Keenan Ivory Wayans Biography

Keenan Ivory Wayans actor, comedian, writer, directorBorn: 6/8/1958Birthplace: New York City Keenan Ivory Wayans directed one of the most critically acclaimed TV comedy skit shows, In Livin…

Henry Ivory EMERSON

EMERSON, Henry Ivory, a Representative from Ohio; born in Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine, March 15, 1871; moved with his parents to Lewiston, Maine, where he attended the public schools and…

Ivory, James

director, producerBirthplace: Berkeley, Calif.Born: 6/7/28

Bill Gates

Name at birth: William Gates IIIBill Gates is the co-founder of the software company Microsoft and is one of the world's wealthiest men. Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in the 1970s, though All…

Gareth Gates

Singer Gareth Gates is the spiky-haired, stammering pop star who emerged in 2002 as a contestant on the U.K. Pop Idol TV show. During the course of the show, audiences were captivated by his singing,…

Bill Gates

Gates, Bill (William Henry Gates 3d), 1955–, American business executive, b. Seattle, Wash. At the age of 19, Gates founded (1974) the Microsoft Corp., a computer software firm, wi…