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henrik_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Ibsen.

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lippmann

  • noun United States journalist (1889-1974)
    Walter Lippmann.
  • noun French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
    Gabriel Lippmann.

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turgenev

  • noun Russian writer of stories and novels and plays (1818-1883)
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev; Ivan Turgenev.

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pelham_grenville_wodehouse

  • noun English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)
    P. G. Wodehouse; Wodehouse.

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wouk

  • noun United States writer (born in 1915)
    Herman Wouk.

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john_robinson_jeffers

  • noun United States poet who wrote about California (1887-1962)
    Robinson Jeffers; Jeffers.

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burgess

  • noun English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
    Anthony Burgess.
  • noun a citizen of an English borough
    burgher.

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lodge

  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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kastler

  • noun French physicist (1902-1984)
    Alfred Kastler.

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mary_augusta_arnold_ward

  • noun English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
    Ward; Mrs. Humphrey Ward.

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gabriel_daniel_fahrenheit

  • noun German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
    Fahrenheit.

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emily_dickinson

  • noun United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886)
    Dickinson.

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aleksandr_sergeyevich_pushkin

  • noun Russian poet (1799-1837)
    Alexander Pushkin; Pushkin.

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john_webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    Webster.

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plath

  • noun United States writer and poet (1932-1963)
    Sylvia Plath.

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muriel_sarah_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark.

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emile_gaboriau

  • noun French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
    Gaboriau.

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lyrist

  • noun a person who writes the words for songs
    lyricist.

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thomas_kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Kid; Thomas Kid; Kyd.

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lawrence_george_durrell

  • noun English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990)
    Durrell; Lawrence Durrell.

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imamu_amiri_baraka

  • noun United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934)
    Baraka; LeRoi Jones.

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g._k._chesterton

  • noun conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton; Chesterton.

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william_morris

  • noun English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
    Morris.

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matthew_arnold

  • noun English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
    Arnold.

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regional

  • adjective characteristic of a region
    • regional flora
  • adjective satellite related or limited to a particular region
    • a regional dialect

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howells

  • noun United States writer and editor (1837-1920)
    William Dean Howells.

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robert_charles_benchley

  • noun United States humorist (1889-1945)
    Benchley; Robert Benchley.

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mikhail_yurievich_lermontov

  • noun Russian writer (1814-1841)
    Lermontov.

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prokhorov

  • noun Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
    Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov; Aleksandr Prokhorov.

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henry

  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
    H.
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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news_media

  • noun newspapers and magazines collectively
    journalism.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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zangwill

  • noun English writer (1864-1926)
    Israel Zangwill.

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rayleigh

  • noun English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919)
    Lord Rayleigh; John William Strutt; Third Baron Rayleigh.

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sadi_carnot

  • noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
    Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot; Carnot.

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sir_john_suckling

  • noun English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
    Suckling.

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max_karl_ernst_ludwig_planck

  • noun German physicist whose explanation of blackbody radiation in the context of quantized energy emissions initiated quantum theory (1858-1947)
    Max Planck; Planck.

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sir_harold_george_nicolson

  • noun English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
    Nicolson; Harold Nicolson.

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hess

  • noun English pianist (1890-1965)
    Dame Myra Hess.
  • noun Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
    Walter Hess; Walter Rudolf Hess.

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frisch

  • noun British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)
    Otto Robert Frisch; Otto Frisch.
  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Frisch; Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch.

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aeronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    astronautics.

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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oscar_hammerstein_ii

  • noun United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)
    Oscar Hammerstein; Hammerstein.

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statistical_mechanics

  • noun the branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles

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christie

  • noun prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)
    Agatha Christie; Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie.

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van_doren

  • noun United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
    Carl Van Doren; Carl Clinton Van Doren.

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teasdale

  • noun United States poet (1884-1933)
    Sara Teasdale.

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bernard_malamud

  • noun United States writer (1914-1986)
    Malamud.

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george_gamow

  • noun United States physicist (born in Russia) who was a proponent of the big-bang theory and who did research in radioactivity and suggested the triplet code for DNA (1904-1968)
    Gamow.

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collins

  • noun English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
    Wilkie Collins; William Wilkie Collins.
  • noun tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
    Tom Collins.

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jacques_alexandre_cesar_charles

  • noun French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)
    Charles; Jacques Charles.

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sara_teasdale

  • noun United States poet (1884-1933)
    Teasdale.

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poetiser

  • noun a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
    rhymester; versifier; poetizer; rhymer.

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baronetcy

  • noun the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
    barony.
  • noun the title of a baron

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thomas_dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Decker.

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raymond_chandler

  • noun United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)
    Raymond Thornton Chandler; Chandler.

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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hans_geiger

  • noun German physicist who developed the Geiger counter (1882-1945)
    Geiger.

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hipparchus

  • noun Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC)

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jean-frederic_joliot

  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Joliot-Curie.

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jean_anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Anouilh.

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greene

  • noun English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)
    Graham Greene; Henry Graham Greene.

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chassis

  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
  • noun a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device

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vergil

  • noun a Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC)
    Virgil; Publius Vergilius Maro.

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hendrik_antoon_lorentz

  • noun Dutch physicist noted for work on electromagnetic theory (1853-1928)
    Lorentz.

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edward_appleton

  • noun English physicist remembered for his studies of the ionosphere (1892-1966)
    Sir Edward Victor Appleton; Appleton.

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sir_philip_sidney

  • noun English poet (1554-1586)
    Sidney.

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k

  • noun the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    kelvin.
  • noun a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
    potassium; atomic number 19.

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sir_thomas_malory

  • noun English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471)
    Malory; Thomas Malory.

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macleish

  • noun United States poet (1892-1982)
    Archibald MacLeish.

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peirce

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
    Benjamin Peirce.
  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Charles Sanders Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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york

  • noun the English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose
    House of York.

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tobias_smollett

  • noun Scottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771)
    Smollett; Tobias George Smollett.

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oliver_wendell_holmes

  • noun United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
    Holmes.

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henry_david_thoreau

  • noun United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)
    Thoreau.

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browne

  • noun English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
    Hablot Knight Browne; Phiz.
  • noun United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)
    Charles Farrar Browne; Artemus Ward.

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county

  • noun (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    • the county has a population of 12,345 people
  • noun (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    • the county plans to build a new road

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solomon_bellow

  • noun United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)
    Bellow; Saul Bellow.

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thespis

  • noun Greek poet who is said to have originated Greek tragedy (sixth century BC)

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joseph_hilaire_peter_belloc

  • noun English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)
    Hilaire Belloc; Belloc.

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morality_play

  • noun an allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries; characters personified virtues and vices

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john_dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    Dryden.

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indiana

  • noun a state in midwestern United States
    Hoosier State; IN.
  • noun United States pop artist (born 1928)
    Robert Indiana.

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j.r.r._tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; Tolkien.

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william_gilbert

  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    Sir William Gilbert; Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.
  • noun English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
    Gilbert.

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dame_edith_louisa_sitwell

  • noun English poet (1887-1964)
    Sitwell; Dame Edith Sitwell.

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chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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thomas_moore

  • noun Irish poet who wrote nostalgic and patriotic verse (1779-1852)
    Moore.

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emerson

  • noun United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
    Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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victor_franz_hess

  • noun United States physicist (born in Austria) who was a discoverer of cosmic radiation (1883-1964)
    Victor Hess; Hess.

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wigner

  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) noted for his work on the structure of the atom and its nucleus (1902-1995)
    Eugene Wigner; Eugene Paul Wigner.

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henri_rene_albert_guy_de_maupassant

  • noun French writer noted especially for his short stories (1850-1893)
    Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant.

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evangelista_torricelli

  • noun Italian physicist who invented the mercury barometer (1608-1647)
    Torricelli.

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bram_stoker

  • noun Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
    Stoker; Abraham Stoker.

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gogol

  • noun Russian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852)
    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol.

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burnett

  • noun United States writer (born in England) remembered for her novels for children (1849-1924)
    Frances Hodgson Burnett; Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett.

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alan_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Alan Stewart Paton; Paton.

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william_wycherley

  • noun English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
    Wycherley.

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wilhelm_grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Karl Grimm; Grimm.

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donald_glaser

  • noun United States physicist who invented the bubble chamber to study subatomic particles (born in 1926)
    Glaser; Donald Arthur Glaser.

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frank_stockton

  • noun United States writer (1834-1902)
    Francis Richard Stockton; Stockton.

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ring_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ringgold Wilmer Lardner; Lardner.

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oort

  • noun Dutch astronomer who proved that the galaxy is rotating and proposed the existence of the Oort cloud (1900-1992)
    Jan Hendrix Oort.

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robert_burns

  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Burns.

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james_fenimore_cooper

  • noun United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)
    Cooper.

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zweig

  • noun Austrian writer (1881-1942)
    Stefan Zweig.

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jessica_mitford

  • noun United States writer (born in England) who wrote on American culture (1917-1996)
    Jessica Lucy Mitford; Mitford.

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irving

  • noun United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)
    Washington Irving.
  • noun United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)
    John Irving.

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gardner

  • noun United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
    Isabella Stewart Gardner.
  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Erle Stanley Gardner.

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hans_christian_oersted

  • noun Danish physicist (1777-1851)
    Oersted.

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rainer_maria_rilke

  • noun German poet (born in Austria) whose imagery and mystic lyricism influenced 20th-century German literature (1875-1926)
    Rilke.

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ringgold_wilmer_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ring Lardner; Lardner.

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theodore_herman_albert_dreiser

  • noun United States novelist (1871-1945)
    Theodore Dreiser; Dreiser.

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mary_wollstonecraft_godwin

  • noun English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797)
    Mary Wollstonecraft; Wollstonecraft.

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pirandello

  • noun Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
    Luigi Pirandello.

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carnot

  • noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
    Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot; Sadi Carnot.

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william_sydney_porter

  • noun United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
    O. Henry; Porter.

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mesa

  • noun flat tableland with steep edges
    table.
    • the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water
  • noun a city in Arizona just to the east of Phoenix; originally a suburb of Phoenix

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ray_bradbury

  • noun United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
    Ray Douglas Bradbury; Bradbury.

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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john_simmons_barth

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1930)
    John Barth; Barth.

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lenard

  • noun German physicist who studied cathode rays (1862-1947)
    Philipp Lenard.

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farrell

  • noun United States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979)
    James Thomas Farrell.
  • noun United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)
    Eileen Farrell.

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aleksey_maksimovich_peshkov

  • noun Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts
    Gorky; Maxim Gorki; Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov; Maksim Gorky; Gorki.

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giambattista_marini

  • noun Italian poet (1569-1625)
    Marini; Giambattista Marino; Marino.

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giambattista_marino

  • noun Italian poet (1569-1625)
    Marini; Marino; Giambattista Marini.

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johannes_kepler

  • noun German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (1571-1630)
    Johan Kepler; Kepler.

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green

  • noun green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
    viridity; greenness.
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    park; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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ernst_theodor_wilhelm_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

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la_rochefoucauld

  • noun French writer of moralistic maxims (1613-1680)
    Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

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inge

  • noun English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
    Gloomy Dean; William Ralph Inge.
  • noun United States playwright (1913-1973)
    William Inge.

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francois_villon

  • noun French poet (flourished around 1460)
    Villon.

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montgomery

  • noun Canadian novelist (1874-1942)
    Lucy Maud Montgomery; L. M. Montgomery.
  • noun English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
    Sir Bernard Law Montgomery; Bernard Law Montgomery; 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

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louis_eugene_felix_neel

  • noun French physicist noted for research on magnetism (born in 1904)
    Neel.

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jean-frederic_joliot-curie

  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot; Joliot-Curie.

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versification

  • noun a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
  • noun the form or metrical composition of a poem

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sade

  • noun French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
    Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade; de Sade; Marquis de Sade.

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al-haytham

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; Ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; Alhazen.

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george_bernard_shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    G. B. Shaw; Shaw.

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keats

  • noun Englishman and romantic poet (1795-1821)
    John Keats.

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harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Joel Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.
  • noun United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
    Zellig Sabbatai Harris; Zellig Harris.

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eliezer_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Elie Wiesel; Wiesel.

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burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; George Burns.
  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Robert Burns.

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john_marquand

  • noun United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960)
    John Philip Marquand; Marquand.

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vidal

  • noun United States writer (born in 1925)
    Gore Vidal; Eugene Luther Vidal.

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thomas

  • noun United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
    Seth Thomas.
  • noun United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968)
    Norman Mattoon Thomas; Norman Thomas.

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currer_bell

  • noun English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
    Bronte; Emily Jane Bronte; Emily Bronte.

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joliot-curie

  • noun French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)
    Irene Joliot-Curie.
  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Jean-Frederic Joliot.

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s._s._van_dine

  • noun United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
    Wright; Willard Huntington Wright.

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township

  • noun an administrative division of a county
    town.
    • the town is responsible for snow removal

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shapley

  • noun United States astronomer (1885-1972)
    Harlow Shapley.

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aleksandr_mikjailovich_prokhorov

  • noun Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
    Prokhorov; Aleksandr Prokhorov.

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hans_arp

  • noun Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)
    Arp; Jean Arp.

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encyclopaedist

  • noun a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
    encyclopedist.

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jorge_borges

  • noun Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)
    Jorge Luis Borges; Borges.

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william_faulkner

  • noun United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897-1962)
    Falkner; William Cuthbert Faulkner; Faulkner; William Falkner.

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heinrich_hertz

  • noun German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857-1894)
    Hertz; Heinrich Rudolph Hertz.

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george_dibdin_pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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muriel_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Sarah Spark.

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goldsmith

  • noun an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
    gold-worker; goldworker.
  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
    Oliver Goldsmith.

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ernestine_schumann-heink

  • noun United States operatic contralto (1861-1936)
    Schumann-Heink.

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particle_physics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
    high-energy physics; high energy physics.

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george_paget_thomson

  • noun English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975)
    Sir George Paget Thomson; Thomson.

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jane_austen

  • noun English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)
    Austen.

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somerset_maugham

  • noun English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
    W. Somerset Maugham; Maugham; William Somerset Maugham.

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omar_khayyam

  • noun Persian poet and mathematician and astronomer whose poetry was popularized by Edward Fitzgerald's translation (1050-1123)

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jean_giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux; Giraudoux.

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edwin_arlington_robinson

  • noun United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)
    Robinson.

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joule

  • noun a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
    watt second; J.
  • noun English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)
    James Prescott Joule.

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willem_de_sitter

  • noun Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)
    Sitter.

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arizona

  • noun a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
    Grand Canyon State; AZ.
  • noun glossy snake
    genus Arizona.

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ray_douglas_bradbury

  • noun United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
    Ray Bradbury; Bradbury.

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niels_henrik_david_bohr

  • noun Danish physicist who studied atomic structure and radiations; the Bohr theory of the atom accounted for the spectrum of hydrogen (1885-1962)
    Niels Bohr; Bohr.

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philip_michael_ondaatje

  • noun Canadian writer (born in Sri Lanka in 1943)
    Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje.

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adeline_virginia_stephen_woolf

  • noun English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941)
    Virginia Woolf; Woolf.

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hoffmannsthal

  • noun German poet who wrote libretti for operas by Richard Strauss (1874-1929)
    Hugo von Hoffmannsthal.

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wyat

  • noun English poet who introduced the sonnet form to English literature (1503-1542)
    Wyatt; Sir Thomas Wyatt; Sir Thomas Wyat.

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eric_arthur_blair

  • noun imaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950)
    George Orwell; Eric Blair; Orwell.

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roth

  • noun United States writer whose novels portray middle-class Jewish life (born in 1933)
    Philip Milton Roth; Philip Roth.

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honore_balzac

  • noun French novelist; he portrays the complexity of 19th century French society (1799-1850)
    Honore de Balzac; Balzac.

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hideki_yukawa

  • noun Japanese mathematical physicist who proposed that nuclear forces are mediated by massive particles called mesons which are analogous to the photon in mediating electromagnetic forces (1907-1981)
    Yukawa.

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fielding

  • noun (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
  • noun English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754)
    Henry Fielding.

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svante_august_arrhenius

  • noun Swedish chemist and physicist noted for his theory of chemical dissociation (1859-1927)
    Arrhenius.

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speechwriter

  • noun a writer who composes speeches for others to deliver

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aristophanes

  • noun an ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC)

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stoppard

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Thomas Straussler; Sir Tom Stoppard; Tom Stoppard.

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ernst_theodor_amadeus_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann.

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rittenhouse

  • noun United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796)
    David Rittenhouse.

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sir_john_cockcroft

  • noun British physicist who (with Ernest Walton in 1931) first split an atom (1897-1967)
    Cockcroft; Sir John Douglas Cockcroft.

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lope_felix_de_vega_carpio

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Lope de Vega; Vega.

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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howard_lindsay

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
    Lindsay.

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timothy_miles_bindon_rice

  • noun English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944)
    Rice; Sir Tim Rice.

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alan_stewart_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Paton; Alan Paton.

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wilhelm_karl_grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Grimm; Grimm.

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erle_stanley_gardner

  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Gardner.

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shevchenko

  • noun Ukranian poet (1814-1861)
    Taras Grigoryevich Shevchenko.

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third_baron_rayleigh

  • noun English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919)
    Lord Rayleigh; John William Strutt; Rayleigh.

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bessel

  • noun German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846)
    Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel.

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historiography

  • noun a body of historical literature
  • noun the writing of history

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wharton

  • noun United States novelist (1862-1937)
    Edith Newbold Jones Wharton; Edith Wharton.

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nucleonics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei
    nuclear physics; atomic physics.

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contralto

  • noun a woman singer having a contralto voice
  • noun the lowest female singing voice
    alto.

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aleksandr_solzhenitsyn

  • noun Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
    Solzhenitsyn; Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn.

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f._scott_fitzgerald

  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Fitzgerald; Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.

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barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie.

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joel_harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.

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francis_turner_palgrave

  • noun English poet (1824-1897)
    Palgrave.

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john_barrington_wain

  • noun English writer (1925-1994)
    John Wain; Wain.

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john

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav.
  • noun youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    King John; John Lackland.

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george_william_russell

  • noun Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)
    A.E.; Russell.

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hammerstein

  • noun United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)
    Oscar Hammerstein; Oscar Hammerstein II.

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rushdie

  • noun British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)
    Ahmed Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie.

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ralph_waldo_ellison

  • noun United States novelist who wrote about a young Black man and his struggles in American society (1914-1994)
    Ralph Ellison; Ellison.

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italo_calvino

  • noun Italian writer of novels and short stories (born in Cuba) (1923-1987)
    Calvino.

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john_greenleaf_whittier

  • noun United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)
    Whittier.

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william_shakspere

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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henry_james

  • noun writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916)
    James.

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word-painter

  • noun a writer of vivid or graphic descriptive power

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horace_walpole

  • noun English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
    Walpole; Horatio Walpole; Fourth Earl of Orford.

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shepard

  • noun United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
    Sam Shepard.
  • noun astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)
    Alan Shepard; Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr..

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sir_james_matthew_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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anton_pavlovich_chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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carroll

  • noun English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
    Dodgson; Charles Lutwidge Dodgson; Lewis Carroll; Reverend Dodgson; Charles Dodgson.

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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gabriel_lippmann

  • noun French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
    Lippmann.

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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mary_flannery_o'connor

  • noun United States writer (1925-1964)
    Flannery O'Connor; O'Connor.

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plasma_physics

  • noun the branch of physics concerned with matter in its plasma phase

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allen_ginsberg

  • noun United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997)
    Ginsberg.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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edmond_hoyle

  • noun English writer on card games (1672-1769)
    Hoyle.

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johann_muller

  • noun German mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476)
    Regiomontanus; Muller.

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elizabeth_barrett_browning

  • noun English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861)
    Browning.

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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lise_meitner

  • noun Swedish physicist (born in Austria) who worked in the field of radiochemistry with Otto Hahn and formulated the concept of nuclear fission with Otto Frisch (1878-1968)
    Meitner.

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george_sand

  • noun French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
    Sand; Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin; Baroness Dudevant.

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hugo_von_hoffmannsthal

  • noun German poet who wrote libretti for operas by Richard Strauss (1874-1929)
    Hoffmannsthal.

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francis_scott_key_fitzgerald

  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Fitzgerald; F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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stevenson

  • noun Scottish author (1850-1894)
    Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson.
  • noun United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
    Adlai Ewing Stevenson; Adlai Stevenson.

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mrs._humphrey_ward

  • noun English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
    Mary Augusta Arnold Ward; Ward.

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andre_malraux

  • noun French novelist (1901-1976)
    Malraux.

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tristan_tzara

  • noun French poet (born in Romania) who was one of the cofounders of the dada movement (1896-1963)
    Samuel Rosenstock; Tzara.

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john_ernst_steinbeck

  • noun United States writer noted for his novels about agricultural workers (1902-1968)
    John Steinbeck; Steinbeck.

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calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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sir_henry_morton_stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Henry M. Stanley.

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luce

  • noun United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)
    Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Luce.
  • noun United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
    Clare Booth Luce.

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mystery_play

  • noun a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ

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cummings

  • noun United States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894-1962)
    e. e. cummings; Edward Estlin Cummings.

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conrad

  • noun English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924)
    Joseph Conrad; Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski.

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morality

  • noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morals.

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de_quincey

  • noun English writer who described the psychological effects of addiction to opium (1785-1859)
    Thomas De Quincey.

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oscar_hammerstein

  • noun United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)
    Hammerstein; Oscar Hammerstein II.

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richard_horatio_edgar_wallace

  • noun English writer noted for his crime novels (1875-1932)
    Edgar Wallace; Wallace.

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lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

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oliver_goldsmith

  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
    Goldsmith.

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leaflet

  • noun a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
    cusp.
  • noun part of a compound leaf

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david_john_moore_cornwell

  • noun English writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931)
    John le Carre; le Carre.

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durrell

  • noun English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990)
    Lawrence Durrell; Lawrence George Durrell.

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mary_godwin_wollstonecraft_shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Shelley; Mary Shelley.

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isherwood

  • noun United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)
    Christopher Isherwood; Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood.

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alcaeus

  • noun Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)

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carew

  • noun Englishman and Cavalier poet whose lyric poetry was favored by Charles I (1595-1639)
    Thomas Carew.

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symonds

  • noun English writer (1840-1893)
    John Addington Symonds.

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heyward

  • noun United States writer (1885-1940)
    DuBois Heyward; Edwin DuBois Hayward.

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philip_anderson

  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Anderson; Philip Warren Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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mickey_spillane

  • noun United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918)
    Frank Morrison Spillane; Spillane.

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sherwood_anderson

  • noun United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
    Anderson.

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nevada

  • noun a state in the southwestern United States
    Silver State; Battle Born State; NV; Sagebrush State.

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powell

  • noun United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
    Colin Powell; Colin luther Powell.
  • noun English physicist who discovered the pion (the first known meson) which is a subatomic particle involved in holding the nucleus together (1903-1969)
    Cecil Frank Powell.

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mary_wollstonecraft_shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Shelley; Mary Shelley; Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley.

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arthur_conan_doyle

  • noun British author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930)
    A. Conan Doyle; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Conan Doyle.

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martha_beatrice_potter_webb

  • noun English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
    Webb; Beatrice Webb.

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henri_becquerel

  • noun French physicist who discovered that rays emitted by uranium salts affect photographic plates (1852-1908)
    Becquerel; Antoine Henri Becquerel.

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folder

  • noun a small book usually having a paper cover
    brochure; booklet; leaflet; pamphlet.
  • noun covering that is folded over to protect the contents

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whittier

  • noun United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)
    John Greenleaf Whittier.

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musset

  • noun French poet and writer (1810-1857)
    Alfred de Musset; Louis Charles Alfred de Musset.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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marshall_mcluhan

  • noun Canadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980)
    McLuhan; Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

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pound

  • noun 16 ounces avoirdupois
    lb.
    • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
  • noun the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    British pound sterling; pound sterling; quid; British pound.

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gaius_plinius_secundus

  • noun Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)
    Pliny the Elder; Pliny.

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film_writer

  • noun someone who writes screenplays
    screenwriter.

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donald_barthelme

  • noun United States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931-1989)
    Barthelme.

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li_po

  • noun Chinese lyric poet (700-762)

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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molnar

  • noun Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)
    Ferenc Molnar.

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racing

  • noun the sport of engaging in contests of speed
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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fresnel

  • noun French physicist who invented polarized light and invented the Fresnel lens (1788-1827)
    Augustin Jean Fresnel.

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bay

  • noun an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    embayment.
  • noun the sound of a hound on the scent

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sir_winston_leonard_spenser_churchill

  • noun British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)
    Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston S. Churchill.

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milne

  • noun English writer of stories for children (1882-1956)
    Alan Alexander Milne; A. A. Milne.

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walker_percy

  • noun United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990)
    Percy.

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james_augustine_aloysius_joyce

  • noun influential Irish writer noted for his many innovations (such as stream of consciousness writing) (1882-1941)
    James Joyce; Joyce.

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