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Garnet, Henry Highland

(Encyclopedia)Garnet, Henry Highland gärˈnĭt [key], 1815–82, American abolitionist clergyman, b. Kent co., Md. Born a slave, he escaped in 1824 and was educated at the Oneida Institute, Whitesboro, N.Y. He was...

Garnet, Henry

(Encyclopedia)Garnet, Henry: see Garnett, Henry. ...

garnet

(Encyclopedia)garnet, name applied to a group of isomorphic minerals crystallizing in the cubic system. They are used chiefly as gems and as abrasives (as in garnet paper). The garnets are double silicates; one of ...

Highland

(Encyclopedia)Highland. 1 City (2020 pop. 55,629), San Bernardino co., SE Calif., in a citrus-grove area at the foot of the San Bernardino Mts. It has ...

Highland Park

(Encyclopedia)Highland Park. 1 City (2020 pop. 29,415), Lake co., NE Ill., a suburb of Chicago on Lake Michigan; inc. 1869. It is a retail business and medical ...

Garnett, Henry

(Encyclopedia)Garnett or Garnet, Henry gärˈnət [key], 1555?–1606, English Jesuit. He was converted to Roman Catholicism and in 1575 became a Jesuit. After some years on the Continent he returned as a missionar...

Highland fling

(Encyclopedia)Highland fling, national dance of Highland Scotland. Composed in the duple rhythm of the strathspey, a variety of reel, it is characterized by the Scotch snap (a succession of sixteenth notes alternat...

West Highland white terrier

(Encyclopedia)West Highland white terrier, breed of sturdy, compact terrier developed in Scotland in the early 19th cent. It stands about 11 in. (27.9 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 13 to 20 lb (5.9–9.1...

Wolseley, Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount

(Encyclopedia)Wolseley, Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount wo͝olzˈlē [key], 1833–1913, British field marshal. He fought in Burma (present-day Myanmar; 1852–53), the Crimea (1854–56), India (1857–58), a...

Cort, Henry

(Encyclopedia)Cort, Henry, 1740–1800, English inventor. He revolutionized the British iron industry with his use of grooved rollers to finish iron, replacing the process of hammering, and through his invention of...

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