Benjamin Franklin, 1818–93, U.S. politician and a Union general in the Civil War.
Joseph, 1692–1752, English bishop, theologian, and author.
Nicholas Murray, 1862–1947, U.S. educator: president of Columbia University 1902–45; Nobel Peace Prize 1931.
Pierce, 1866–1939, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1923–39.
Samuel, 1612–80, English poet.
Samuel, 1835–1902, English novelist, essayist, and satirist.
[smed-lee dahr-ling-tuh n] /ˈsmɛd li ˈdɑr lɪŋ tən/ (Show IPA), 1881–1940, U.S. Marine Corps general.
a city in W Pennsylvania.
the male servant of a household in charge of the wines, table, etc: usually the head servant
Joseph. 1692–1752, English bishop and theologian, author of Analogy of Religion (1736)
Josephine (Elizabeth). 1828–1906, British social reformer, noted esp for her campaigns against state regulation of prostitution
Reg, full name Reginald Cotterell Butler. 1913–81, British metal sculptor; his works include The Unknown Political Prisoner (1953)
R(ichard) A(usten), Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, known as Rab Butler. 1902–82, British Conservative politician: Chancellor of the Exchequer (1951–55); Home Secretary (1957–62); Foreign Secretary (1963–64)
Samuel. 1612–80, English poet and satirist; author of Hudibras (1663–78)
Samuel. 1835–1902, British novelist, noted for his satirical work Erewhon (1872) and his autobiographical novel The Way of All Flesh (1903)
late 12c., from Anglo-French buteillier “cup-bearer,” from Old French boteillier “cup-bearer, butler, officer in charge of wine,” from boteille “wine vessel, bottle” (see bottle (n.)). The word reflects the position’s original function as “chief servant in charge of wine.” In Old French, fem. boteilliere was used of the Virgin Mary as “dispenser” of the cup of Mercy.
properly a servant in charge of the wine (Gen. 40:1-13; 41:9). The Hebrew word, _mashkeh_, thus translated is rendered also (plural) “cup-bearers” (1 Kings 10:5; 2 Chr. 9:4). Nehemiah (1:11) was cup-bearer to king Artaxerxes. It was a position of great responsibility and honour in royal households.
Scuba Diving. buoyancy compensator. British Columbia, Canada (approved for postal use). Music. basso continuo. blind copy: used as a notation on the carbon copy of a letter or other document sent to a third person without the addressee’s knowledge. Also, bcc. bills for collection. Bachelor of Chemistry. Bachelor of Commerce. bass clarinet. battery commander. British […]
Bankim Chandra [buhng-kim chuhn-druh] /ˈbʌŋ kɪm ˈtʃʌn drə/ (Show IPA), 1838–94, Indian novelist in the Bengali language. Contemporary Examples Barring Shapiro from entering India was an effort at intimidating Chatterji. India’s Free-Speech Crisis Basharat Peer November 4, 2010 Chatterji, an Indian citizen, was visiting India for work and to see her family. India’s Free-Speech Crisis […]
Benoît Constant [buh-nwa kawn-stahn] /bəˈnwa kɔ̃ˈstɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1841–1909, French actor. Historical Examples The memory of Coquelin is, in this way, likely to live longer than that of Talma. The Theory of the Theatre Clayton Hamilton Coquelin, who took the part of my husband, made a great success. My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt I have […]
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering. Bachelor of Christian Education. Bachelor of Civil Engineering. before (the) Common (or Christian) Era. Contemporary Examples Yet, as a whole, the events that transpired between 1900 and 2000 B.C.E. still manage to confound the contemporary imagination. History Broke Us: One Jewish Family’s 20th Century James McAuley November 28, 2013 That placed […]
B(ertie) C(harles) 1880–1954, U.S. financial journalist, publisher, and financier. Esther, 1894?–1967, U.S. novelist. George William, 1869–1947, New Zealand statesman: prime minister 1930–35. Contemporary Examples Currently she writes for The Daily Beast, The Washington Post, Time, and Forbes. The New White House Wallflower Sandra McElwaine December 19, 2009 In December 2011, Forbes declared it the ninth-safest […]