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Brewer's: Rape of the Lock

Lord Petre, in a thoughtless moment of frolic gallantry, cut off a lock of Arabella Fermor's hair; and this liberty gave rise to a bitter feud between the two families, which Alexander Pope…

Brewer's: Rape

(1 syl.). The division of a county. Sussex is divided into six rapes, each of which has its river, forest, and castle. Herepp is Norwegian for a parish district, and rape in Doomsday Book i…

John Locke

John Locke was a 17th-century English philosopher whose ideas formed the foundation of liberal democracy and greatly influenced both the American and French revolutions. His contributions to philosop…

Alain Locke

The Question: Who was the first African American to be a Rhodes scholar? The Answer: Alain Locke, considered the father of the Harlem …

Matthew LOCKE

LOCKE, Matthew, (uncle of Francis Locke, and great-great-great-grandfather of Effiegene (Locke) Wingo), a Representative from North Carolina; born in the north of Ireland in 1730; immigrated to…

Francis LOCKE

Senate Years of Service: 1814-1815Party: UnknownLOCKE, Francis, (nephew of Matthew Locke), a Senator from North Carolina; born in Rowan County, N.C., October 31, 1776; attended Zion-Parnassus A…