a society founded in New York City in 1816 to bring about worldwide dissemination of the Bible.
But it, too, was completed and published in 1879, by the American Bible Society.
Among the Sioux R. J. Creswell
He took an active part in the founding of the American Bible Society in 1816, of which he became the first president.
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The American Bible Society up to 1868, however, distributed a million copies of scriptural and religious works among the freedmen.
The History of the Negro Church Carter Godwin Woodson
After his second return he proposed the organization of the American Bible Society, which was accomplished in 1816.
A History of American Christianity Leonard Woolsey Bacon
From 1821 until 1828 he was president of the American Bible Society.
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- American bittern
See under 1 (def 1). any of several tawny brown herons that inhabit reedy marshes, as Botaurus lentiginosus (American bittern) of North America, and B. stellaris, of Europe. any of several small herons of the genus Ixobrychus, as I. exilis (least bittern) of temperate and tropical North and South America. Historical Examples The American bittern […]
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See under (def 1). any plant louse of the family Aphididae, characterized by a waxy secretion that appears like a jumbled mass of fine, curly, white cottony or woolly threads, as Eriosoma lanigerum (woolly apple aphid or American blight) and Prociphilus tessellatus (woolly alder aphid) any of various aphids that produce white waxy threads, as […]
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a brickwork bond having a course of headers between five or six courses of stretchers.
- American book award
any of several awards given annually since 1980 to an author whose book is judged the best in its category: administered by the Association of American Publishers. Abbreviation: ABA, A.B.A. Contemporary Examples Paradise Alley won the 2003 James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction and the American Book Award. Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to […]