Charles (“Elia”) 1775–1834, English essayist and critic.
Harold A. 1892–1962, U.S. novelist.
Mary Ann, 1764–1847, English author who wrote in collaboration with her brother Charles Lamb.
William, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, 1779–1848, English statesman: prime minister 1834, 1835–41.
Willis E(ugene), Jr. 1913–2008, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1955.
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the young of a sheep
the meat of a young sheep
a person, esp a child, who is innocent, meek, good, etc
a person easily deceived
like a lamb to the slaughter
(intransitive) Also lamb down. (of a ewe) to give birth
(transitive; used in the passive) (of a lamb) to be born
(intransitive) (of a shepherd) to tend the ewes and newborn lambs at lambing time
the Lamb, a title given to Christ in the New Testament
Charles, pen name Elia. 1775–1834, English essayist and critic. He collaborated with his sister Mary on Tales from Shakespeare (1807). His other works include Specimens of English Dramatic Poets (1808) and the largely autobiographical essays collected in Essays of Elia (1823; 1833)
William. See (2nd Viscount) Melbourne2
Willis Eugene. 1913–2008, US physicist. He detected the small difference in energy between two states of the hydrogen atom (Lamb shift). Nobel prize for physics 1955
hanged for a sheep (as a lamb)
in two shakes (of a lamb’s tail)
like a lamb to the slaughter
William, born 1927, U.S. linguist.
William S (Signius Wilhelm Paul Knudsen) 1879–1948, U.S. industrialist, born in Denmark. Contemporary Examples Bill Knudsen’s Business Skills Saved the U.S. at the Dawn of World War II Arthur Herman June 15, 2012 Bill Knudsen’s Business Skills Saved the U.S. at the Dawn of World War II Arthur Herman June 15, 2012 Bill Knudsen’s Business […]
Shirley (Shirley Temple Black) 1928–2014, U.S. film actress, famous for child roles during the 1930s, and diplomat. Sir William, 1628–99, English essayist and diplomat. a city in central Texas. noun a building or place dedicated to the worship of a deity or deities a Mormon church (US) another name for a synagogue any Christian church, […]
William Makepeace [meyk-pees] /ˈmeɪkˌpis/ (Show IPA), 1811–63, English novelist, born in India. Contemporary Examples Hitler’s Strange Afterlife in India Dilip D’Souza November 29, 2012 Hitler’s Strange Afterlife in India Dilip D’Souza November 29, 2012 Mumbai on Edge With Shiv Sena Founder Bal Thackeray Ill Dilip D’Souza November 15, 2012 Mumbai on Edge With Shiv Sena […]