barnum, phineas t.
A nineteenth-century American showman known for his circus, “The Greatest Show on Earth.” His sideshows were particularly notable, even though many of the “freaks” he advertised were hoaxes. After Barnum’s death, his circus was absorbed into the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Note: According to a famous story, when someone pointed out that his customers had reason to be angry because freaks in his show were fakes, Barnum replied, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”
a smutty or indecent word or expression.
a combining form meaning “pressure,” used in the formation of compound words: barograph. Historical Examples baro nodded, and started up the line, reorganizing the caravan. The Players Everett B. Cole Only one bandit, a skilled swordsman, remained, to keep baro busy. The Players Everett B. Cole baro wheeled and slid down the incline, closely followed […]
Giacomo [jah-kaw-maw] /ˈdʒɑ kɔ mɔ/ (Show IPA), Vignola, Giacomo da. noun Giacomo (ˈdʒakomo) See Vignola
of, relating to, or having the property of baroclinity.