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Pickwick

(Mr. Samuel). The hero of the Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens. He is a simple-minded, benevolent old gentleman, who wears spectacles, breeches, and short black gaiters, has a bald head,…

Club

A society of persons who club together, or form themselves into a knot or lump. The word was originally applied to persons bound together by a vow. (German, gelübde) (See Cards 4 clubs…

Oscars Awarded Posthumously

The Question: Who was the first actor to receive an Oscar posthumously? The Answer: The only actor to win an Oscar posthumously was Peter Finch, who won…

Paper

So called from the papyrus or Egyptian reed used at one time for the manufacture of a writing material. Bryan Donkin, in 1803, perfected a machine for making a sheet of paper to any require…

Fight Club

Director:David FincherWriter:Jim UhlsFox 2000; R; 135 minutesRelease:10/99Cast:Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf Aday, Jared Leto I went into Fight Club expecting a sty…

Bannatyne Club

A literary club which takes its name from George Bannatyne, to whose industry we owe the preservation of very much of the early Scotch poetry. It was instituted in 1823 by Sir Walter Scott,…

The Players Club

Director/Writer:Ice CubeDirector of Photography:Malik Hassan Sayeed Editor:Suzanne HinesMusic:Hidden FacesProduction Designer:Dina LiptonProducers:Patricia Charbonnet and Carl CraigNew Line; R…

Roxburghe Club

for printing rare works or MSS., the copies being rigidly confined to members of the club. It was called after John, Duke of Roxburghe, a celebrated collector of ancient literature, who die…

Slate Club

(A). A sick benefit club for working-men. Originally the names of the members were entered on a folding slate; in the universities the names of members are marked on a board, or on boards; …

Hercules' Club

A stick of unusual size and formidable appearance. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Hercules' HorseHercules' Choice A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O…