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Thelonious Monk

Name at birth: Thellous Junior MonkThelonious Sphere Monk is considered one of the most important (and eccentric) jazz composers of the century. One of the early practitioners of bebop during the 194…

A Monk Swimming

Author:Malachy McCourtPublisher:Hyperion The first reaction to Malachy's memoir is inevitably that he's trying to cash in on the fame of his brother, Frank, the writer who pen…

Brewer's: Monk Lewis

Matthew Gregory Lewis is so called from his novel entitled The Monk. (1773-1818.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Monk listening to a BirdMonk A B C D E …

Brewer's: Monk

in printing, is a black smear or blotch made by leaving too much ink on the part. Caxton set up his printing-press in the scriptorium of Westminster Abbey; and the associations of this plac…

Brewer's: Monk of Westminster

Richard of Cirencester, the historian. (Fourteenth century.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MonkeyMonk listening to a Bird A B C D E F G H I J K L…

Thelonious Monk Biography

Thelonious Monkjazz pianist, composer, arrangerBorn: 10/10/1917Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina Jazz pianist, composer, and arranger known for his influence on avant-garde jazz and for…

Brewer's: Basilian Monks

Monks of the Order of St. Basil, who lived in the fourth century. This Order has produced 14 popes, 1,805 bishops, 3,010 abbots, and 11,085 martyrs. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable…

Brewer's: Maul of Monks

(The). Thomas Cromwell, visitor-general of English monasteries, many of which he summarily suppressed (1490-1540). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Maunciples…

Brewer's: Praemonstratensian Monks

(See Premonstratensian.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894PraemunireP.P., Clerk of this Parish A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V…

Brewer's: Monk listening to a Bird

(See Felix, Hildesheim.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Monk of WestminsterMonk Lewis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X …