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Brewer's: Sand

(George). The nom de plume of Madame Dudevant, a French authoress, assumed out of attachment to Jules Sand or Sandeau, a young student, in conjunction with whom she published her first nove…

Brewer's: Sands

Footprints on the sands of Time (Longfellow: Psalm of Life). This beautiful expression was probably suggested by a letter of the First Napoleon to his Minister of the Interior respecting th…

Brewer's: Childe

as Childe Harold, Childe of Ellechilde Waters, Childe Roland, Childe Tristram, Childe Arthur, etc. In all these cases the word “Childe” is a title of honour, like the infante an…

Brewer's: Child

at one time, meant a female infant, and was the correlative of boy. “Mercy on `s! A barne, a very pretty barne. A boy or a child, I wonder?” —Shakespeare: Winter's Tale, i…

George Sand

Name at birth: Amandine-Aurore-Lucille DupinGeorge Sand was the pseudonym for Aurore Dudevant (neé Dupin), a 19th century French author known for her prolific output of novels, plays and essays and --…

Joshua SANDS

SANDS, Joshua, a Representative from New York; born in Cow Neck (now Sands Point), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., October 12, 1757; received a limited schooling; served as captain in the Ame…

Julian Sands Biography

Julian SandsactorBorn: 1/15/1958Birthplace: Otley, England This dashing blond actor made his first significant screen appearance as the photographer in The Killing Fields (1984). He rose to fame as He…

Brewer's: George Sand

The pen-name of Mme. Dudevant, born at Paris 1804. Her maiden name was Dupin. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894George StreetGeorge Geith A B C D E F G H…

Brewer's: Goodwin Sands

consisted at one time of about 4,000 acres of low land fenced from the sea by a wall, belonging to Earl Goodwin or Godwin. William the Conqueror bestowed them on the abbey of St. Augustine,…