Sir Benjamin, 1840–1907, English engineer.
George (“Father Divine”) 1877–1965, U.S. religious leader.
George Pierce, 1866–1935, U.S. critic, author, and professor of drama.
Howard H(enry), Jr. born 1925, U.S. politician: senator 1967–85.
Dame Janet, born 1933, English mezzo-soprano.
Josephine, 1906–75, French entertainer, born in the U.S.
[deel] /dil/ (Show IPA), 1871–1937, U.S. lawyer: Secretary of War 1916–21.
[stan-erd] /ˈstæn ərd/ (Show IPA), (“David Grayson”) 1870–1946, U.S. author.
Samuel White, 1821–93, English explorer and colonial administrator: discovered Lake Albert.
Mount, a mountain in NW Washington, in the Cascade Range: highest peak, 10,750 feet (3277 meters).
a town in central Louisiana.
a person whose business or employment is to make or sell bread, cakes, etc
a portable oven
(Irish, informal) on the baker’s list, in good health
Sir Benjamin. 1840–1907, British engineer who, with Sir John Fowler, designed and constructed much of the London underground railway, the Forth Railway Bridge, and the first Aswan Dam
Chet, full name Chesney H. Baker. 1929–88, US jazz trumpeter and singer
Dame Janet. born 1933, British mezzo-soprano
Sir Samuel White. 1821–93, British explorer: discovered Lake Albert (1864)
Old English bæcere “baker,” agent noun from bacan “to bake” (see bake (v.)). In the Middle Ages, the craft had two divisions, braun-bakeres and whit-bakeres.
White bakers shall bake no hors brede..broune bakers shall bake whete brede as it comyth grounde fro the mylle withoute ony bultyng of the same. Also the seid broune bakers shall bake hors brede of clene benys and pesyn, And also brede that is called housholdersbrede. [Letterbook in the City of London Records Office, Guildhall, 1441]
Baker’s dozen “thirteen” is from 1590s.
These dealers [hucksters] … on purchasing their bread from the bakers, were privileged by law to receive thirteen batches for twelve, and this would seem to have been the extent of their profits. Hence the expression, still in use, “A baker’s dozen.” [H.T. Riley, “Liber Albus,” 1859]
Baccio [baht-chaw] /ˈbɑt tʃɔ/ (Show IPA), or Bartolommeo [bahr-taw-lawm-me-aw] /ˌbɑr tɔ lɔmˈmɛ ɔ/ (Show IPA), 1493–1560, Italian sculptor. Historical Examples Some of the work of Bandinelli and Bronzino had to be removed. Donatello David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford She comes of the Bandinelli family, and was baptized with water from the “Fonte Gaja.” The Child […]
Bernardo de [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 […]