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Jeremy

(Encyclopedia) Jeremy jĕr´ĭmē [key], English form of Jeremiah . The Epistle of Jeremy is a title given to the sixth chapter of Baruch. ...

Spencer

(Encyclopedia) Spencer, city (1990 pop. 11,066), seat of Clay co., NW Iowa, on the Little Sioux River; inc. 1880. The city lies in a fertile farm area. Beef is processed, and Spencer's manufactures include wo...

Collier, Jeremy

(Encyclopedia) Collier, Jeremy, 1650–1726, English clergyman. Collier was imprisoned as one of the nonjurors , who refused to pledge allegiance to William III and Mary II. He later was outlawed (1696)...

Belknap, Jeremy

(Encyclopedia) Belknap, Jeremy bĕl´năp [key], 1744–98, American historian, b. Boston. A Congregational minister, he wrote history out of antiquarian interest, but showed great diligence and skill in res...

Corbyn, Jeremy Bernard

(Encyclopedia) Corbyn, Jeremy Bernard, 1949–, British politician. A trade union organizer, he served on the Haringey District Council in London (1974–83) before he was first elected to Parliament, where h...

Bentham, Jeremy

(Encyclopedia) Bentham, Jeremy, 1748–1832, English philosopher, jurist, political theorist, and founder of utilitarianism . Educated at Oxford, he was trained as a lawyer and was admitted to the bar, ...

Taylor, Jeremy

(Encyclopedia) Taylor, Jeremy, 1613–67, English bishop and theological and devotional writer. He was distinguished as a preacher and as the author of some of the most noted religious works in English. After...

Spencer Gulf

(Encyclopedia) Spencer Gulf, inlet of the Indian Ocean, 200 mi (322 km) long and 80 mi (129 km) wide, SE South Australia state, Australia, between Eyre and Yorke peninsulas. The gulf is the major outlet for i...

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham was a key founder of Utilitarianism -- simply put, the philosophy that a moral act is one which produces the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. Bentham outlined this …

Jeremy Brett

Name at birth: Peter Jeremy William HugginsJeremy Brett is best known for his portrayal of master detective Sherlock Holmes in a series of episodes for British television filmed between 1984 and 1994.…