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Fosse, Bob(Encyclopedia)Fosse, Bob (Robert Louis Fosse)fô´s, fs´ [key], 1927–87, American choreographer and director, b. Chicago. Generally recognized as the most talented and influential theatrical choreographer ...
Fosse Way(Encyclopedia)Fosse Way fs [key], Roman road in England. It apparently ran from Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) NE past Bath (Aquae Sulis), Cirencester (Corinium Dobunnorum), and Leicester (Ratae Coritanorum) to Lincol...
Ollivant, Alfred(Encyclopedia)Ollivant, Alfred, 1874–1927, English novelist. He wrote the classic dog story Bob, Son of Battle (1898), published in England as Owd Bob. Other works include The Gentleman (1908), The Royal Road (19...
Dylan, Bob(Encyclopedia)Dylan, Bob dl´n [key], 1941–, American singer and composer, b. Duluth, Minn., as Robert Zimmerman. Dylan learned guitar at the age of 10 and autoharp and harmonica at 15. After a rebellious you...
Marley, Bob(Encyclopedia)Marley, Bob (Robert Nesta Marley), 1945–81, Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, and guitarist. As a member of the Wailers, a reggae band that included Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, and later on his o...
Lafosse, Charles de(Encyclopedia)Lafosse or La Fosse, Charles de shärl d lä fôs [key], 1636–1716, French painter. A pupil of Le Brun, he was more influenced by Veronese and Correggio, whose works he saw when he was in Italy (1...
Watling Street(Encyclopedia)Watling Street wt´lng [key], important ancient road in England, built by the Romans in the course of their military occupation. It ran from London generally north to the intersection with the Fos...
pendulum(Encyclopedia)pendulum, a mass, called a bob, suspended from a fixed point so that it can swing in an arc determined by its momentum and the force of gravity. The length of a pendulum is the distance from the point...
Maginn, William(Encyclopedia)Maginn, William mgn´ [key], 1793–1842, Irish writer. Some of his best stories and essays appeared in Blackwood's Magazine. His short story Bob Burke's Duel with Ensign Brady is considered one o...
Dole, Bob(Encyclopedia)Dole, Bob (Robert Joseph Dole), 1923–, American political leader, b. Russell, Kan.; husband of Elizabeth Hanford Dole. While serving in World War II, he was seriously wounded and required several ye...
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