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Durrell, Lawrence(Encyclopedia)Durrell, Lawrence d´rl, dûr´l [key], 1912–90, British author, b. India, of Irish parents. Durrell traveled widely, often serving in diplomatic positions; most of his works are set in exotic...
Durrell, Gerald(Encyclopedia)Durrell, Gerald, see under Durrell, Lawrence.
Lawrence(Encyclopedia)Lawrence. 1 City (1990 pop. 26,763), Marion co., central Ind., a residential suburb of Indianapolis, on the West Fork of the White River. It has light manufacturing. 2 City (1990 pop. 65,608), seat of...
Saint Lawrence(Encyclopedia)Saint Lawrence, one of the principal rivers of North America, 744 mi (1,197 km) long. It issues from the northeastern end of Lake Ontario and flows northeast, first along the U.S.-Canadian border, the...
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence(Encyclopedia)Ferlinghetti, Lawrence fûr´lng-gt´ [key], 1919–, American author and publisher, b. Yonkers, N.Y. In 1951 he moved to San Francisco and helped found the City Lights Bookshop, which became a ...
Kearny, Lawrence(Encyclopedia)Kearny, Lawrence kär´n [key], 1789–1868, American naval officer, b. Perth Amboy, N.J.; cousin of Stephen Watts Kearny. He became a midshipman in 1807, served in the War of 1812, and later saw ac...
Barrett, Lawrence(Encyclopedia)Barrett, Lawrence bâr´t [key], 1838–91, American actor, b. Paterson, N.J. An excellent romantic actor, he is best remembered for his portrayal of Cassius to the Brutus of Edwin Booth. Barrett ma...
Tibbett, Lawrence(Encyclopedia)Tibbett, Lawrence tb´t [key], 1896–1960, American baritone, b. Bakersfield, Calif. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1923. After a successful appearance as Ford in Verdi's Fa...
Gilman, Lawrence(Encyclopedia)Gilman, Lawrence, 1878–1939, American music critic and author, b. Flushing, N.Y. He was music critic for Harper's Weekly (1901–13) and the North American Review (1913–23), and in 1923 he succeed...
Lawrence, Saint(Encyclopedia)Lawrence or Laurence, Saint, d. 258, Roman deacon and martyr. According to legend he was roasted to death on a gridiron. The Latin Fathers praise him in their writings for his role in the conversion o...
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