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Oaks

(The). One of the three great classic races of England. The Derby and Oaks are run at Epsom, and the St. Leger at Doncaster. The Oaks, in the parish of Woodmanstone, received its name from …

Oak

Worn on May 29th. May 29th was the birthday of Charles II. It was in the month of September that he concealed himself in an oak at Boscobel. The battle of Worcester was fought on Wednesday,…

Oak and Ash

The tradition is, if the oak gets into leaf before the ash we may expect a fine and productive year; if the ash precedes the oak in foliage, we may anticipate a cold summer and unproductive…

Oakes AMES

AMES, Oakes, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Easton, Mass., January 10, 1804; attended the public schools and Dighton (Mass.) Academy; engaged in the manufacture of shovels in Nort…

King's Oak

(The). The oak under which Henry VIII. sat, in Epping Forest, while Anne (Boleyn) was being executed. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894King's PictureKing's Me…

Charles and the Oak

When Charles II. fled from the Parliamentary army, he took refuge in Boscobel House; but when he deemed it no longer safe to remain there, he concealed himself in an oak. Dr. Stukeley says …

Oaks Famous in Story

(1) Owen Glendower's Oak, at Shelton, near Shrewsbury, was in full growth in 1403, for in this tree Owen Glendower witnessed the great battle between Henry IV. and Henry Percy. Six or eight…

John Oakes 2001 Deaths

John OakesAge: 87 iconoclastic editorial-page writer and editor for the New York Times who championed liberal causes, notably civil rights, environmentalism, and human rights. He spoke out aga…

Oak-tree

(See Philemon.) The oak-tree was consecrated to the god of thunder because oaks are said to be more likely to be struck by lightning than other trees. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fa…

Nathan Oakes MURPHY

MURPHY, Nathan Oakes, a Delegate from the Territory of Arizona; born in Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine, October 14, 1849; attended the public schools; taught school in Wisconsin; went to the …