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Benjamin baker

Sir Benjamin, 1840–1907, English engineer.
George (“Father Divine”) 1877–1965, U.S. religious leader.
George Pierce, 1866–1935, U.S. critic, author, and professor of drama.
Howard H(enry), Jr. born 1925, U.S. politician: senator 1967–85.
Dame Janet, born 1933, English mezzo-soprano.
Josephine, 1906–75, French entertainer, born in the U.S.
Newton Diehl
[deel] /dil/ (Show IPA), 1871–1937, U.S. lawyer: Secretary of War 1916–21.
Ray Stannard
[stan-erd] /ˈstæn ərd/ (Show IPA), (“David Grayson”) 1870–1946, U.S. author.
Samuel White, 1821–93, English explorer and colonial administrator: discovered Lake Albert.
Mount, a mountain in NW Washington, in the Cascade Range: highest peak, 10,750 feet (3277 meters).
a town in central Louisiana.
a person whose business or employment is to make or sell bread, cakes, etc
a portable oven
(Irish, informal) on the baker’s list, in good health
Sir Benjamin. 1840–1907, British engineer who, with Sir John Fowler, designed and constructed much of the London underground railway, the Forth Railway Bridge, and the first Aswan Dam
Chet, full name Chesney H. Baker. 1929–88, US jazz trumpeter and singer
Dame Janet. born 1933, British mezzo-soprano
Sir Samuel White. 1821–93, British explorer: discovered Lake Albert (1864)

Old English bæcere “baker,” agent noun from bacan “to bake” (see bake (v.)). In the Middle Ages, the craft had two divisions, braun-bakeres and whit-bakeres.

White bakers shall bake no hors brede..broune bakers shall bake whete brede as it comyth grounde fro the mylle withoute ony bultyng of the same. Also the seid broune bakers shall bake hors brede of clene benys and pesyn, And also brede that is called housholdersbrede. [Letterbook in the City of London Records Office, Guildhall, 1441]

Baker’s dozen “thirteen” is from 1590s.

These dealers [hucksters] … on purchasing their bread from the bakers, were privileged by law to receive thirteen batches for twelve, and this would seem to have been the extent of their profits. Hence the expression, still in use, “A baker’s dozen.” [H.T. Riley, “Liber Albus,” 1859]


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