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Brewer's: Gipsy

(g soft). Said to be a corruption of Egyptian, and so called because in 1418 a band of them appeared in Europe, commanded by a leader named Duke Michael of “Little Egypt.” Other…

The Virgin Suicides

Director/Writer:Sofia CoppolaParamount Classics; R; 97 minutesRelease:4/00Cast:Kirsten Dunst, Hanna Hall, James Woods, Kathleen Turner The initial half-hour of The Virgin Suicides is astonish…

Brewer's: Virgins

The eleven thousand virgins of Cologne, according to the legend, were born at Baoza in Spain, which contained only 12,000 families. The bones exhibited were taken from an old Roman cemetery…

Brewer's: Virgin Queen

(The). Queen Elizabeth (1533, 1558-1603). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894VirginsVirgin Mary's Peas A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T…

Brewer's: Virginal

An instrument used in convents to lead the virginals or hymns to the Virgin. It was a quilled keyboard instrument of two or three octaves, common in the reign of Elizabeth. Source: Dictio…

Brewer's: Virgin

One of the constellations. (August 23rd to September 23rd.) Astræa, goddess of justice, was the last of the deities to quit our earth, and when she returned to heaven became the conste…

Brewer's: Vestal Virgin

A nun, a religieuse, properly a maiden dedicated to the service of the goddess Vesta. The duty of these virgins was to keep the fire of the temple always burning, both day and night. They w…

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