a tart filled with a lemon-flavored mixture of currants, raisins, or the like.
a declaration made by a bettor in certain gambling games, as baccarat and chemin de fer, indicating a bet matching the full amount in the bank, to the exclusion of all previous lower bets: often used as an interjection. to make such a declaration. Contemporary Examples It began harmlessly enough, with a call from the […]
George, 1800–91, U.S. historian and statesman. Hubert Howe, 1832–1918, U.S. publisher and historian. Contemporary Examples Lepore was awarded a Bancroft Prize for her book The Name of War and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for New York Burning. The National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction September 17, 2013 He moved to Bancroft PLLC, a more […]
- Bancroft prize
one of a group of annual awards for literary achievement in American history and biography: administered by Columbia University. Contemporary Examples His book, The Rise of American Democracy: From Jefferson to Lincoln, won the 2006 Bancroft Prize. Reboot America! The Daily Beast July 18, 2010 Lepore was awarded a Bancroft Prize for her book The […]