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Bartlett’s familiar quotations

bartlett’s familiar quotations

(1855) A standard American reference work for quotations from literature and speeches. The original compiler, John Bartlett, was a nineteenth-century American publisher.


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    characteristic of the music of Béla Bartók: driving, percussive, Bartokian rhythm.

  • Bartoli

    noun Cecilia. born 1966, Italian mezzo-soprano, noted for her performances in Mozart and Rossini operas Historical Examples Bartolus or bartoli, a lawyer and law-writer of the fourteenth century. La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages Jules Michelet It is her story which is told in the poem, and not that of bartoli. The Browning […]

  • Bartolome de las casas

    Bartolomé de las [bahr-taw-law-me th e lahs] /ˌbɑr tɔ lɔˈmɛ ðɛ lɑs/ (Show IPA), Las Casas, Bartolomé de. Bartolomé de [bahr-taw-law-me th e] /ˌbɑr tɔ lɔˈmɛ ðɛ/ (Show IPA), 1474–1566, Spanish Dominican missionary and historian in the Americas.

  • Urban vi

    (Bartolomeo Prignano) c1318–89, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1378–89. Historical Examples In the year 1378, a contest arose between two popes, Urban VI. Fox’s Book of Martyrs John Foxe In the fourteenth century the number of cardinals was fixed by Urban VI. Curiosities of Christian History Croake James When, in consequence of a division among the cardinals, […]

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