- Baker, josephine
baker, josephine A twentieth-century African-American actress, dancer, singer, and civil rights activist. She gained her international reputation first in Europe. After World War II she was decorated by the French government for her work in the Resistance, and at her death she was given a state funeral as a war hero.
a city in S California. Contemporary Examples A call from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue brought the news of the medal, Huerta says from her office in Bakersfield. Hero Grandmother Dolores Huerta Honored With Medal of Freedom Sandra McElwaine May 17, 2012 The first comes today, at a 50th-anniversary gathering of the United Farm Workers Union, in […]
Also called bakeshop [beyk-shop] /ˈbeɪkˌʃɒp/ (Show IPA). a baker’s shop. a place where baked goods are made. Historical Examples “A sociable little magpie, that one,” jerking his thumb toward the bakeshop girl. The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy It must be near mornin’, an’ if there is a bakeshop anywhere ’round, you could get […]
noun Robert. 1725–95, English agriculturist; radically improved livestock breeding, esp of cattle and sheep Historical Examples bakewell is the centre also for Haddon Hall, reached thence, on foot, in half an hour. Country Rambles, and Manchester Walks and Wild Flowers Leo H. Grindon “I make nothing of that,” said Mr. bakewell rather pompously. The Day […]