[ber-nahr-doh duh;; Spanish ber-nahr-th aw th e] /bərˈnɑr doʊ də;; Spanish bɛrˈnɑr ðɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA), 1568–1627, Mexican poet and priest, born in Spain.
Benjamin, 1731–1806, U.S. mathematician, natural historian, and astronomer. Historical Examples It was a “pay school,” and thither young Banneker was sent at a very tender age. History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1 George W. Williams Banneker was so interested in this new knowledge that he could think of […]
Brigitte (Camille Javal) born 1934, French film actress and animal rights activist. Contemporary Examples “Maria was like a kitten,” recalled Warren Beatty, who was friends with Bardot. Remembering Maria Schneider Holly Millea February 5, 2011 They have both known tumult from early on, with Bardot first attempting suicide as a teenager. Brigitte Bardot Pens Letter […]
Béla [bey-luh;; Hungarian bey-lo] /ˈbeɪ lə;; Hungarian ˈbeɪ lɒ/ (Show IPA), 1881–1945, Hungarian composer. Historical Examples Stravinsky is a new man not to be slighted, nor are Kodaly and bartok. Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker noun Béla (ˈbeːlɔ). 1881–1945, Hungarian composer, pianist, and collector of folk songs, by which his music was deeply influenced. […]
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an electric battery for supplying a constant, positive voltage to the plate of a vacuum tube. Contemporary Examples Worst of all, if you accidentally reversed the A and B battery connectors, you could fry your radio’s precious tubes. Whatever Happened to the “B” Battery? Megan McArdle December 20, 2012 When the B battery is connected, […]