virgins, a musical term (1 Chr. 15:20), denoting that the psalm which bears this inscription (Ps. 46) was to be sung by soprano or female voices.
a male given name: from a Celtic word meaning “harmony.”. a nomadic Iranian people who flourished in the 2nd–4th centuries a.d. and are ancestors of the present-day Ossets. Contemporary Examples (We’ll leave Shirley Chisholm, Alan Keyes and Carol Moseley-Braun out of this). Irrational Obama Exuberance John Avlon November 25, 2008 Alan instructs Tron on the […]
(in English balladry) a member of Robin Hood’s band who carried off his sweetheart just before she was to be forced into marriage with an aged knight. Historical Examples “Allan-a-Dale and Fennel shall go with you, dear heart,” said Robin. Robin Hood Paul Creswick He asked of my ‘house and my home,’ as they did […]
- Alan f. shugart
alan f. shugart person The man who founded Shugart Associates and later co-founded Seagate Technology. Alan Shugart left Shugart Associates in 1974 [did he quit or was he fired?] and took a break from the disk-drive business. In 1979, he and Finis Conner founded a new company that at first was called Shugart Technology and […]
- Alan kay
alan kay person The leader of the Software Concepts Group at Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre which developed Smalltalk, the pioneering object-oriented programming system, in 1972. (1994-11-24)