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Brewer's: Valis'e

(2 syl.). A small leather portmanteau. (French, valise.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ValkyriurValiant A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …

Profile of Philip K. Dick

Philip Kindred Dick was a prolific science fiction author who ditched bug-eyed monsters and spacemen to explore the nature of reality and paranoia on a cosmic scale. In spite of winning a Hugo Award f…

Distinctive Destinations for 2007

Each year the National Trust for Historic Preservation designates a dozen distinctive places for Americans to visit. According to Richard Moe, president of the N…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: August 31, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark August 30, 1805September 1, 1805August 31, 1805 August 31st 1805 Satturday A fine morning Set out before Sun rise, as we passed the lodges at whic…

June 2001 Disasters

May–June, Utah: Hordes of crickets and grasshoppers infested more than 1.5 million acres in 18 of the state's 29 counties, causing some $25 million in crop damage. June 6, Bangladesh: Severe fl…