[rob-erts] /ˈrɒb ərts/ (Show IPA), 1894–1982, South African statesman: president 1961–67.
(archaic or dialect) swarthy
Old English sweart “black,” from Proto-Germanic *swartaz (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch swart, Old Norse svartr, German schwarz, Gothic swarts “dark-colored, black”), from PIE root *swordo- “dirty, dark, black” (source of sordid). The true Germanic word for “black,” surviving in the Continental languages.
- Charles post
Charles William, 1854–1914, U.S. businessman: developed breakfast foods. Emily Price, 1873?–1960, U.S. writer on social etiquette. George Browne, 1837–1913, U.S. architect. Wiley, 1899–1935, U.S. aviator. noun a length of wood, metal, etc, fixed upright in the ground to serve as a support, marker, point of attachment, etc (horse racing) either of two upright poles marking […]
- Charles tiffany
Charles Lewis, 1812–1902, U.S. jeweler. his son, Louis Comfort [kuhm-fert] /ˈkʌm fərt/ (Show IPA), 1848–1933, U.S. painter and decorator, especially of glass. a female given name. noun (pl) -nies a sheer fine gauzy fabric noun Louis Comfort. 1848–1933, US glass-maker and Art-Nouveau craftsman, best known for creating the Favrile style of stained glass noun (pl) […]
- Charles townshend
Charles, 1725–67, English politician, chancellor of the exchequer for whom the Townshend Acts are named. noun Charles, 2nd Viscount, nicknamed Turnip Townshend. 1674–1738, English politician and agriculturist Pete born 1945, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter: member of the Who from 1964 and composer of much of their material
- Charles V
(“Charles the Wise”) 1337–81, king of France 1364–80. Charles I (def 3). noun known as Charles the Wise. 1337–80, king of France (1364–80) during the Hundred Years’ War 1500–58, Holy Roman Emperor (1519–56), king of Burgundy and the Netherlands (1506–55), and, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516–56): his reign saw the empire threatened by […]