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Powys, John Cowper(Encyclopedia)Powys, John Cowper p´s [key], 1872–1963, British author and lecturer. In addition to his widely admired novels Wolf Solent (1929), and A Glastonbury Romance (1932), Powys also wrote poetry and ...
Powys(Encyclopedia)Powysp´s, county, 2,009 sq mi (5,204 sq km), E central Wales. The terrain is a network of lowlands, highlands, and connecting plateaus. Agriculture is economically important, as are sheep and cat...
Cowper, William(Encyclopedia)Cowper, William koo´pr, kou´– [key], 1731–1800, English poet. Physically and emotionally unfit for the professional life, he was admitted to the bar but never practiced. After a battle with ...
Cowper's gland(Encyclopedia)Cowper's gland: see reproductive system.
Cowper, William Cowper, 1st Earl(Encyclopedia)Cowper, William Cowper, 1st Earl, 1664?–1723, English jurist. He became lord keeper of the great seal in 1705 and in 1706 took a leading part in negotiating the union of England with Scotland. He wa...
Newton, John(Encyclopedia)Newton, John, 1725–1807, English clergyman and hymn writer, b. London. Until 1755, his life was spent chiefly at sea, where he eventually became the captain of a slave ship plying the waters between...
Enfield(Encyclopedia)Enfield, outer borough (1991 pop. 249,100) of Greater London, SE England. It is residential, with important concentrations of industry. Rifles, electrical products, boilers, chemicals, cables, textile...
Brecon(Encyclopedia)Brecon brk´n [key] or Brecknockbrk´nk, –nk [key], town (1981 pop. 7,422), Powys, S Wales, at the junction of the Honddu and Usk rivers. It is a market for the surrounding agricultural an...
Radnorshire(Encyclopedia)Radnorshire, former county, E Wales. In 1974, Radnorshire became part of the nonmetropolitan county of Powys.
Berkhamstead(Encyclopedia)Berkhamstead, formerly also Great Berkhampsteadboth: bûrk´mstd, bärk´– [key], town (1991 pop. 15,382), Hertfordshire, central England. Berkhamstead is mainly residential but has clothing, ti...
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