a tax on real property, for use by a government for the improvement of public property.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6 Various
Thomas, 1635?–1710, English actor and dramatist. Historical Examples An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Volume II (of 2) Colley Cibber The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Various Shakespeare’s England William Winter The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Various The Comedies of William Congreve William Congreve Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete […]
Ugo [oo-gaw] /ˈu gɔ/ (Show IPA), 1892–1953, Italian poet and dramatist. Historical Examples What Sami Sings with the Birds Johanna Spyri Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis The Mind of the Child, Part II W. Preyer The Maidens’ Lodge Emily Sarah Holt noun Ugo (ˈuɡo). 1892–1953, Italian writer, noted esp for his plays, including La Padrona […]
brown betty. a female given name, form of Elizabeth. Elizabeth Bloomer (“Betty”) 1918–2011, U.S. First Lady 1974–77 (wife of Gerald R. Ford). Ford Madox [mad-uh ks] /ˈmæd əks/ (Show IPA), (Ford Madox Hueffer) 1873–1939, English novelist, poet, critic, and editor. Gerald R(udolph, Jr.) (Leslie Lynch King, Jr) 1913–2006, U.S. political leader: congressman 1948–73; vice president […]
- Betting shop
a licensed bookmaking establishment that takes off-track bets on horse races. noun (in Britain) a licensed bookmaker’s premises not on a racecourse