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Belloc, Hilaire(Encyclopedia)Belloc, Hilaire (Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc)bl´k [key], 1870–1953, English author, b. France. He became a British subject in 1902, and from 1906 to 1910 was a Liberal member of Parliament for...
Chesterton, G. K.(Encyclopedia)Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith Chesterton), 1874–1936, English author. Conservative, even reactionary, in his thinking, Chesterton was a convert (1922) to Roman Catholicism and its champion. He ha...
Saint-Hilaire, Étienne Geoffroy(Encyclopedia)Saint-Hilaire, Étienne Geoffroy: see Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Étienne.
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Étienne(Encyclopedia)Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Étienne tyn´ zhôfrwä´ sNtlr´ [key], 1772–1844, French zoologist. He was professor at the Museum of Natural History (1793–1840) and also at the Faculty of Sc...
ophicleide(Encyclopedia)ophicleide f´kld [key] [Gr.,=serpent with keys], brass wind musical instrument of relatively wide conical bore, largest of the keyed bugles; invented in 1817 by Jean-Hilaire Asté of Paris. It ...
Mucha, Alphonse(Encyclopedia)Mucha, Alphonse älfôNs´ mookh´ä [key], 1860–1939, Czech artist. Mucha's art nouveau style, characterized by twisting, swirling flower and hair motifs, set the style for poster art for a gener...
Agen(Encyclopedia)Agen äzhäN´ [key], town (1990 pop. 32,223), capital of Lot-et-Garonne dept., SW France, on the Garonne River, in Guienne. It is an agricultural marketplace in the center of a fruit-growing region a...
Bazille, Frédéric(Encyclopedia)Bazille, Frédéric, 1841–70, early French impressionist painter. He abandoned medical school to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, where he met and became friends with Monet, Renoir, and oth...
rayon(Encyclopedia)rayon, synthetic fibers made from cellulose or textiles woven from such fibers; more rayon is manufactured than any other synthetic fiber. The name was adopted (1924), in preference to artificial silk...
Degas, Edgar(Encyclopedia)Degas, Edgar (Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas)lr´ zhrmN´ dgär´ dgä´ [key], 1834–1917, French painter and sculptor, b. Paris; son of a banker. Although prepared for the law, he abandone...
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