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Defoe, Daniel(Encyclopedia)Defoe or De Foe, Daniel df´ [key], 1660?–1731, English writer, b. London. Early Life and Works The son of a London butcher, and educated at a Dissenters' academy, he was typical of the new kind...
Daniel(Encyclopedia)Daniel, in the Bible. 1 Prophet, central figure of the book of Daniel. 2 See Chileab. 3 Sealer of the covenant. ...
Daniel(Encyclopedia)Daniel, book of the Bible. It combines court tales, perhaps originating from the 6th cent. BC, and a series of apocalyptic visions arising from the time of the Maccabean emergency (167–164 BC), whic...
Selkirk, Alexander(Encyclopedia)Selkirk, Alexander sl´krk [key], 1676–1721, Scottish sailor whose adventures suggested to Daniel Defoe the story of Robinson Crusoe (1719). In 1704, as a sailing master, Selkirk quarreled with ...
Waterloo(Encyclopedia)Waterloo, city (1990 pop. 66,467), seat of Black Hawk co., NE Iowa, on the Cedar River; inc. 1868. Originally a center for sawmills and flour mills, Waterloo is a trade and industrial center in a farm...
Hackney(Encyclopedia)Hackney, inner borough (1991 pop. 164,200) of Greater London, SE England, on the Lea River. Clothing manufacture (in Hackney) and printing and furniture making (in Shoreditch) are the borough's chief ...
Sheppard, Jack(Encyclopedia)Sheppard, Jack, 1702–24, English criminal. Raised in a workhouse, he ran away with Bess Lyon, known as Edgeworth Bess, who, with another girl known as Poll Maggott, incited him to a short but specta...
Islington(Encyclopedia)Islington z´lngtn [key], inner borough (1991 pop. 155,200) of Greater London, SE England. Islington, in the north, is mostly residential, while Finsbury, in the south, is highly industrialized....
Bell, Daniel(Encyclopedia)Bell, Daniel, 1919–2011, American sociologist, b. New York City as Daniel Bolotsky, grad. City College (1939), Columbia (Ph.D., 1960). His immigrant parents changed their surname when he was 13. Bel...
Ellsberg, Daniel(Encyclopedia)Ellsberg, Daniel, 1931–, American political activist, b. Chicago, grad. Columbia Univ. (B.S., 1952, Ph.D., 1959). After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he worked for the Rand Corporation (1959–6...
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