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Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett(Encyclopedia)Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett m´brz gwnt´ brs [key], 1842–1914?, American satirist, journalist, and short-story writer, b. Meigs co., Ohio. He fought with extreme bravery in the Civil War, and...
Ambrose, Saint(Encyclopedia)Ambrose, Saint m´brz [key], 340?–397, bishop of Milan, Doctor of the Church, b. Trier, of Christian parents. Educated at Rome, he became (c.372) governor of Liguria and Aemilia—with the capit...
Philips, Ambrose(Encyclopedia)Philips, Ambrose, 1674–1749, English author. After resigning his fellowship from Cambridge in 1708, he moved to London and became known in the literary Whig coterie of Addison. He is principally rem...
Burnside, Ambrose Everett(Encyclopedia)Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824–81, Union general in the U.S. Civil War, b. Liberty, Ind. He saw brief service in the Mexican War and remained in the army until 1853, when he entered business in Rho...
Sperry, Elmer Ambrose(Encyclopedia)Sperry, Elmer Ambrose, 1860–1930, American inventor, b. Cortland, N.Y. Although probably best known for his work on the gyroscope, he also invented the gyrocompass (1910), an extremely effective hig...
Fleming, Sir John Ambrose(Encyclopedia)Fleming, Sir John Ambrose, 1849–1945, English electrical engineer. He was a leader in the development of electric lighting, the telephone, and wireless telegraphy in England and the inventor of a th...
Varese(Encyclopedia)Varese vär´z [key], city (1991 pop. 85,687), capital of Varese prov., Lombardy, N Italy, near the Swiss border. Situated in the Alpine foothills, near several Italian lakes, it is a popular tour...
Te Deum laudamus(Encyclopedia)Te Deum laudamus t d´m lôd´ms, t d´oom loudä´moos [key] [Lat.,=we praise Thee, O God], early chant of the Western Church beginning, We praise Thee, O God, we acknowledge Thee t...
Symmachus, Quintus Aurelius(Encyclopedia)Symmachus, Quintus Aurelius sm´ks [key], c.345–c.405, Roman government official and orator. Educated in Gaul, he held several official positions, including the consulship in 391. He is best k...
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