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Tuck

A long narrow sword. (Gaelic, tuca ,] Welsh twca, Italian stocco, German stock, French estoc.) In Hamlet the word is erroneously printed “stuck,” in Malone's edition. If he by c…

An Everlasting Piece

Director:Barry Levinson Writer:Barry McEvoyDreamWorks and Columbia Pictures; R; 109 minutesRelease:12/00Cast:Barry McEvoy, Brian F. O'Byrne, Anna Friel Wit amid hardship in small-town Ireland…

Everlasting Staircase

(The). The treadmill. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Every Man Jack of ThemEver-Victorious Army A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T …

Amos TUCK

TUCK, Amos, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Parsonsfield, Maine, August 2, 1810; attended Effingham and Hampton Academies; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1…

Friar Tuck

Chaplain and steward of Robin Hood. Introduced by Sir Walter Scott in Ivanhoe. He is a pudgy, paunchy, humorous, self-indulgent, and combative clerical Falstaff. His costume consisted of a …

William Munford TUCK

TUCK, William Munford, a Representative from Virginia; born near High Hill, Halifax County, Va., September 28, 1896; attended the public schools; during the First World War served in the United…

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce FOLLYFORCEFOOL -n. A person who pervades the domain of intellectual speculation and diffuses himself through the channels of moral activity. He is omnific, omniform, omnip…

Sissy Spacek

Name at birth: Mary Elizabeth SpacekEasily recognized by her Texas drawl and strawberry blonde hair, Sissy Spacek drew critical praise and a certain cult status for her early movies Badlands (1973) an…

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce EVANGELISTEXCEPTIONEVERLASTING -adj. Lasting forever. It is with no small diffidence that I venture to offer this brief and elementary definition, for I am not unaware of …

Kids' Top 100 Favorite Books

Source: National Education Association (NEA). Web: www.nea.org/readacross/resources/kidsbooks.html . This list was tabulated from an online survey that the National Education Association ran f…