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Playing Pilgrims

Playing Pilgrims"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."It's so dreadful to be poor!" sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress."I don't think it's…

Pilgrims

(Encyclopedia) Pilgrims, in American history, the group of separatists and other individuals who were the founders of Plymouth Colony. The name Pilgrim Fathers is given to those members who made the…

Brewer's: Pilgrim Fathers

(The). The 102 English, Scotch, and Dutch Puritans who, in December, 1620, went to North America in the ship called the Mayflower, and colonised Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,…

The Devil's Dictionary: Pilgrim

by Ambrose Bierce PIGMYPILLORYPILGRIM -n. A traveler that is taken seriously. A Pilgrim Father was one who, leaving Europe in 1620 because not permitted to sing psalms through his nose,…

Pilgrims' Way

(Encyclopedia) Pilgrims' Way, ancient English road that ran from Hampshire to Kent, over the Sussex Downs. It is so called because it may have been used during the Middle Ages by pilgrims who came to…

Plymouth, city, United States

(Encyclopedia) Plymouth. 1 Uninc. town (1990 pop. 45,608), seat of Plymouth co., SE Mass., on Plymouth Bay; founded 1620. Diverse light manufacturing is important to the economy. The town, with…

Scrooby

(Encyclopedia) Scrooby, village, Nottinghamshire, central England. It was the home of William Brewster, the Plymouth colonist, and other founding members of the Pilgrims.

Provincetown

(Encyclopedia) Provincetown, resort town (1990 pop. 3,374), Barnstable co., SE Mass., on the tip of Cape Cod, with a harbor on Cape Cod Bay; inc. 1727. The principal industries are tourism and…

Mayflower, ship

(Encyclopedia) Mayflower, ship that in 1620 brought the Pilgrims from England to New England. She set out from Southampton in company with the Speedwell, the vessel that had borne some of the English…

Karbala

(Encyclopedia) KarbalaKarbalakärˈbələ [key], city (1987 pop. 296,705), central Iraq, at the edge of the Syrian Desert. The city's trade is in religious objects, hides, wool, and dates. Karbala is the…