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solitaire

(Encyclopedia) solitaire or patience, any card game that can be played by one person. Solitaire is the American name; in England it is known as patience. There are probably more kinds of solitaire…

patience

(Encyclopedia) patience: see solitaire.

Garner, Erroll Louis

(Encyclopedia) Garner, Erroll Louis, 1921–77, American jazz pianist and composer, b. Pittsburgh. He wrote some 200 songs, including Misty, Dreamy, and Solitaire. He developed a unique style of piano…

Canfield, Richard Albert

(Encyclopedia) Canfield, Richard Albert, 1855–1914, American gambler, b. New Bedford, Mass. A well-known gambling operator in Providence, R.I., Canfield went in the 1880s to New York, where his…

Games

  Infoplease Sudoku Top Quizzes Constitutional Amendments Which Animal? Major League Ballparks More Quizzes Islands Great American Highways Geography Bee…

thrush

(Encyclopedia) thrush, bird, common name for members of the Turdidae, a large family of birds found in most parts of the world and noted for their beautiful song. The majority are modestly colored,…

dodo

(Encyclopedia) dodo, a flightless forest-dwelling bird of Mauritius, extinct since the late 17th cent. The dodo was closely related to the Rodrigues solitaire, extinct flightless giant found on…

Abbey, Edward Paul

(Encyclopedia) Abbey, Edward Paul, 1927–1989, American writer and environmentalist, b. Indiana, Pa., grad. Univ. of New Mexico (B.A. 1951, M.A. 1956). An ardent, sometimes abrasive advocate for the…