William (“Billy”) 1915–67, U.S. jazz pianist and composer: collaborator with Duke Ellington.
Billy, full name William Strayhorn. 1915–67, US jazz composer and pianist, noted esp for his association (1939–67) with Duke Ellington
Bernardo [ber-nahr-daw] /bɛrˈnɑr dɔ/ (Show IPA), (I”Il Cappuccino”) 1581–1644, Italian painter and engraver. Historical Examples The Medici and the Strozzi were both princes and merchants, while those around them were principally dependants. Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper The Cardinal read it with a gay smile, and tossed it back to Strozzi. The Duchess of Trajetto […]
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a battery or other source of power for supplying a constant positive voltage to the plate of a vacuum tube. Contemporary Examples The B supply provides higher-voltage DC for the “plate” circuits of the radio. Whatever Happened to the “B” Battery? Megan McArdle December 20, 2012
Bertha von [bur-thuh von;; German ber-tuh fuh n] /ˈbɜr θə vɒn;; German ˈbɛr tə fən/ (Show IPA), 1843–1914, Austrian writer: Nobel Peace Prize 1905.
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