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Gregory, Lady Augusta(Encyclopedia)Gregory, Lady Augusta (Isabella Augusta Persse), 1859–1932, Irish dramatist. Though she did not begin her writing career until middle-age, Lady Gregory soon became a vital force in the Irish drama. ...
Augusta(Encyclopedia)Augusta ougoo´stä [key], city (1991 pop. 34,189), E Sicily, Italy, on an island (formerly a peninsula) in the Ionian Sea, connected by bridge with the Sicilian mainland. It is a leading port and a...
Augusta(Encyclopedia)Augusta ôgs´t, gs´– [key]. 1 City (1990 pop. 44,639), seat of Richmond co., E Ga.; inc. 1798. At the head of navigation on the Savannah River and protected by levees, Augusta is the trade...
Gregory X(Encyclopedia)Gregory X, d. 1276, pope (1271–76), an Italian named Tebaldo Visconti, b. Piacenza; successor of Clement IV. After Clement IV's death the cardinals took 34 months to elect a pope. Gregory was archde...
North Augusta(Encyclopedia)North Augusta, city (1990 pop. 15,351), Aiken co., SW S.C., on the Savannah River opposite Augusta, Ga.; settled c.1860, inc. 1906. Located in an agricultural region, it is mostly residential. Railroa...
Bracara Augusta(Encyclopedia)Bracara Augusta: see Braga, Portugal.
Port Augusta(Encyclopedia)Port Augusta, city (2016 pop. 13,808), South Australia, S Australia, at the head of Spencer Gulf. It is a railroad center and a center for solar and other renewable energy.
Lady Day(Encyclopedia)Lady Day or Annunciation: see Mary.
lady's-slipper(Encyclopedia)lady's-slipper, a wild orchid; the name is sometimes applied also to impatiens.
Godiva, Lady(Encyclopedia)Godiva, Lady gd´v [key], fl. c.1040–80, wife of Leofric, earl of Mercia; famous for her legendary ride through the city of Coventry. She was a benefactor of several monasteries, especially th...
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