Angelou, Maya [(an-juh-looh)]
A twentieth-century African-American writer, whose best-known work is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiographical account of growing up as a black girl in the rural South. Angelou read her poem “On the Pulse of the Morning” at President Bill Clinton’s 1993 inaugural ceremony.
one of a class of spiritual beings; a celestial attendant of God. In medieval , angels constituted the lowest of the nine celestial orders (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities or princedoms, archangels, and angels). a conventional representation of such a being, in human form, with wings, usually in white robes. a […]
- Angels on horseback
noun shucked oysters wrapped in bacon and broiled, grilled, or baked and served on toast points Examples Angels on horseback is a traditional British hors d’oeuvre and postlude and it is complemented by devils on horseback, the ‘hot’ version with Tabasco and red peppers. Word Origin the ‘angels’ are oysters, the saddle is the bacon, […]
a devotion in memory of the Annunciation. Also called Angelus bell. the bell tolled in the morning, at noon, and in the evening to indicate the time when the Angelus is to be recited. Contemporary Examples Francis was expected to name the new cardinals at his Sunday Angelus, which he did, or at his weekly […]
- Angelus silesius
(Johannes Scheffler) 1627–77, German poet.