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Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov wrote both plays and short stories. He is generally listed in the first rank of Russian playwrights and in the high second rank (a notch below Pushkin and Tolstoy) as a writer of prose.…

Animal Group Terminology

The Question: I am looking for a list of words for "plurals" of animals, i.e. a "pack" of wolves or a "flock" of seagulls. I have looked at various websites and got basically nowhere, any help …

Barbara Hershey

Barbara Hershey(Barbara HerzsteinBarbara SeagullBarbara Seagull Hershey)actressBorn: 2/5/1948Birthplace: Hollywood, California Barbara Hershey has quietly assembled an impressive acting career, which …

Barbara Hershey Biography

Barbara Hershey(Barbara HerzsteinBarbara SeagullBarbara Seagull Hershey)actressBorn: 2/5/1948Birthplace: Hollywood, California Barbara Hershey has quietly assembled an impressive acting career, which …

The Song of Hiawatha: Hiawatha's Fishing

Hiawatha's Sailing Hiawatha and the Pearl-Feather Hiawatha's Fishing Forth upon the Gitche Gumee, On the shining Big-Sea-Water, With his fishing-line of cedar, Of the twisted bark o…

Sara Teasedale: Sea Longing

Sea LongingA thousand miles beyond this sun-steeped wall Somewhere the waves creep cool along the sand, The ebbing tide forsakes the listless land With the old murmur, long and musical; …

Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Horse

by Aesop The Bee-KeeperThe Bat, the Bramble, and the SeagullThe Wolf and the Horse A Wolf on his rambles came to a field of oats, but, not being able to eat them, he was passing on his wa…

Carey Mulligan

Dimpled, British, and looking younger than her age, Carey Mulligan made her professional debut in 2005 -- as Kitty Bennet in the film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice -- and parlayed it…

Walt Whitman: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Part 8

Part 8Ah, what can ever be more stately and admirable to me than mast-hemm'd Manhattan? River and sunset and scallop-edg'd waves of flood-tide? The sea-gulls oscillating their bodies, the …