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Brewer's: Gild the Pill

(To). To do something to make a disagreeable task less offensive, as a pill is gilded to make it less offensive to the sight and taste. Children's powders are hidden in jam, and authors are…

Brewer's: Gilded Chamber

(The). The House of Lords. “Mr. Rowland Winn is now Lord St. Oswald, and after years spent in the Lower House he has retired to the calm of the gilded chamber.” —Newspaper…

James Agee

Name at birth: Rufus James AgeeWriter James Agee made his name in the 1940s as a journalist and film critic, and he was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his autobiographical novel, A Death …

Presidential Age

The Question: Do you have to be 35 to be the president? The Answer: The U.S. Constitution sets out the following requirements for the presidency…

The Age of Abolitionism

Notable Figures in Abolitionism   Browse more African-American biographies by category: A-Z List Government Officials Civil Rights Leaders Religious Lead…

One for the Ages

World Series MVP Scott Brosius celebrates the Yankees' 3-0 victory on Oct. 21 in San Diego, completing a four-game sweep of the Padres. It was New York's all-time record 125th win of the season and th…

John Keats: How many bards gild the lapse...

Written on the day that Mr. Le... To a Friend who sent me some Roses How many bards gild the lapse... How many bards gild the lapses of time! A few of them have ever been the food …