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Johnson, Lady Bird

(Encyclopedia)Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912–2007, b. Karnack, Tex., as Claudia Alta Taylor. She married (1934) Lyndon B. Johnson and played an active role in his political career. As first lady (1963–69), she was th...


(Encyclopedia)bird, warm-blooded, egg-laying, vertebrate animal having its body covered with feathers and its forelimbs modified into wings, which are used by most birds for flight. Birds compose the class Aves (se...

Bishop, Isabella Lucy (Bird)

(Encyclopedia)Bishop, Isabella Lucy (Bird), 1831–1904, English traveler and writer, first woman member of the Royal Geographical Society. She traveled extensively and wrote a number of books, including The Englis...

Johnson, Lyndon Baines

(Encyclopedia)Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1908–73, 36th President of the United States (1963–69), b. near Stonewall, Tex. Early Life Born into a farm family, he graduated (1930) from Southwest Texas State Teachers ...

Lady Day

(Encyclopedia)Lady Day or Annunciation: see Mary.


(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...

reed bird

(Encyclopedia)reed bird: see bobolink.

surf bird

(Encyclopedia)surf bird: see shore bird.

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