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ephemeris

(Encyclopedia) ephemeris fm´rs (pl., ephemerides), table listing the position of one or more celestial bodies for each day of the year. The French publication Connaissance de Temps is the oldest…

Thomas, Robert Bailey

(Encyclopedia) Thomas, Robert Bailey, 1766–1846, American journalist, b. Grafton, Mass. He was the founder and long-time editor (1792–1846) of The Farmer's Almanac[k] (later The Old Farmer'…

encyclopedia

(Encyclopedia) encyclopedia, compendium of knowledge, either general (attempting to cover all fields) or specialized (aiming to be comprehensive in a particular field). Encyclopedias and Other…

almanac

(Encyclopedia) almanac, originally, a calendar with notations of astronomical and other data. Almanacs have been known in simple form almost since the invention of writing, for they served to record…

Brewer's: Almanac

is the Arabic al manac (the diary). Verstegen says it is the Saxon al-mon-aght (all moon heed), and that it refers to the tallies of the full and new moons kept by our Saxon ancestors. One…

Shopping Online

Shopping online is incredibly convenient for most people, but some consumers fear the (very real) possibility of Internet fraud. Protect yourself from online scams and identity theft when shopping…

Almanac: <b>Biography</b>

  Jesse Jackson 1941– Search 30,000+ Biographies: Browse Selected Biographies A B C D E F G H I J K L…