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O'Brien, Conor Cruise(Encyclopedia)O'Brien, Conor Cruise (Donal Conor Cruise O'Brien), 1917–2008, Irish author, diplomat, and politician. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he entered the department of external affairs of Ireland i...
cruise missile(Encyclopedia)cruise missile, low-flying, continuously powered offensive missile designed to evade defense systems. A cruise missile typically uses an aircraft engine rather than a rocket engine to fly at subsonic ...
Sloane, T(homas) O'Conor(Encyclopedia)Sloane, T(homas) O'Conor, 1851–1940, American scientist, lecturer, writer, and periodical editor, Ph.D. Columbia, 1876. Sloane was a member of the editorial staff of the Scientific American, where h...
Semmes, Raphael(Encyclopedia)Semmes, Raphael smz [key], 1809–77, American naval officer, b. Charles co., Md. He took part in the Mexican War, practiced law at Mobile, Ala., and was in the Lighthouse Service from 1856 to Feb.,...
O'Brien, William Smith(Encyclopedia)O'Brien, William Smith, 1803–64, Irish revolutionary. He entered Parliament from Ireland in 1828 and worked for Catholic Emancipation, Irish poor relief, and state support of the Irish Catholic cler...
Mackay, John William(Encyclopedia)Mackay, John William mk´ [key], 1831–1902, American financier, b. Dublin, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1840. In 1859 he joined the rush to Nevada, where silver had been discov...
McMahon, Brien(Encyclopedia)McMahon, Brien (James O'Brien McMahon), 1903–52, American statesman, b. Norwalk, Conn. After practicing law, he became a judge in Norwalk, and from 1933 to 1936 he served in the office of the U.S. A...
Flood, James Clair(Encyclopedia)Flood, James Clair, 1826–89, American silver magnate, b. New York City. Having been apprenticed to a carriage maker, he left to join the California gold rush in 1849. The following year he returned ...
Storfjord(Encyclopedia)Storfjord stôr´fyôr [key], deep inlet of the Norwegian Sea, c.70 mi (110 km) long, Møre og Romsdal co., SW Norway. A scenic area with sheer cliffs and high waterfalls, Storfjord branches into se...
Clapton, Eric Patrick(Encyclopedia)Clapton, Eric Patrick, 1945–, British guitarist, singer, and songwriter, b. Ripley, Surrey, England. A seminal figure in rock music, he is noted especially for his virtuoso guitar plying, whose sty...
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