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Last WordsThe next day was Sunday, and a goodly troop of young and old set forth to church.—some driving, some walking, all enjoying the lovely weather and the happy quietude which comes…

Melba Moore

Melba Mooresinger, actressBorn: 10/29/1945Birthplace: New York, New York Melba Moore entered show business when she replaced Diane Keaton in the original Broadway production of Hair (1968), th…

Melba Moore Biography

Melba Mooresinger, actressBorn: 10/29/1945Birthplace: New York, New York Melba Moore entered show business when she replaced Diane Keaton in the original Broadway production of Hair (1968), th…

Brewer's: Bridge of Sighs

which connects the palace of the Doge with the state prisons of Venice. Over this bridge the state prisoners were conveyed from the judgment-hall to the place of execution. I stood in Venic…

Most Common Last Names

Although Smith remains the most common surname in America, for the first time two Hispanic names, Garcia and Rodriguez, have joined Smith, Johnson, and…

Positively Last Appearance

Positively Last Appearance“Upon my word, I feel as if I lived in a powder-magazine, and don't know which barrel will explode next, and send me flying,” said Mrs Jo to herself next …

Jo's Last Scrape

Jo's Last ScrapeThe March family had enjoyed a great many surprises in the course of their varied career, but the greatest of all was when the Ugly Duckling turned out to be, not a swan, but a…

Brewer's: Last

(Anglo-Saxon lást, a footstep, a shoemaker's last.) The cobbler should stick to his last (“Ne sutor ultra cre&pacute;idam”). Apelles having executed a famous painting, …

Brewer's: Moors

In the Middle Ages, the Europeans called all Mahometans Moors, in the same manner as the Eastern nations called all inhabitants of Europe Franks. Camoens, in the Lusiad, terms the Indians &…

Brewer's: Moore

(Thomas), called “Anacreon Moore,” because the character of his poetry resembles that of Anacreon, the Greek poet of love and wine. He also translated Anacreon's Odes. (1779-185…