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Kipling, Rudyard(Encyclopedia)Kipling, Rudyard, 1865–1936, English author, b. Bombay (now Mumbai), India. Educated in England, Kipling returned to India in 1882 and worked as an editor on a Lahore paper. His early poems were col...
Brattleboro(Encyclopedia)Brattleboro brt´lbûr [key], town (1990 pop. 12,241), Windham co., SE Vt., on the Connecticut River; chartered 1753. It grew from Fort Dummer, established in 1724. Once an artists' colony, Br...
Mawlamyine(Encyclopedia)Mawlamyine môlmn´ [key] or Moulmein,moolmn´, ml– [key], city (1983 pop. 219,991), SE Myanmar, near the mouth of the Thanlwin (Salween) River; the third largest city of Myanmar and the...
Dobrée, Bonamy(Encyclopedia)Dobrée, Bonamy bn´m d´br [key], 1891–1974, English scholar and critic, b. London, grad. Cambridge (B.A., 1921, M.A., 1924). He served with the Royal Artillery in both world wars, attain...
Innes, Michael(Encyclopedia)Innes, Michael, pseud. of John Innes Mackintosh Stewart, 1906–94, British writer and scholar, b. near Edinburgh. From 1969 to 1973 he was a reader in English literature at Oxford. Under his own name...
Gloucester(Encyclopedia)Gloucester, city (1990 pop. 28,716), Essex co., NE Mass., on Cape Ann; settled 1623, inc. as a city 1873. It is a port of entry at the head of Gloucester Harbor, which is protected by a breakwater bui...
Baldwin, Stanley(Encyclopedia)Baldwin, Stanley, 1867–1947, British statesman; cousin of Rudyard Kipling. The son of a Worcestershire ironmaster, he was educated at Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and entered the family...
Quiroga, Horacio(Encyclopedia)Quiroga, Horacio ôrä´sy kr´gä [key], 1878–1937, Uruguayan short-story writer. Quiroga is considered a master of the short story. His work was deeply influenced by Kipling, Poe, Chekhov, a...
Lahore(Encyclopedia)Lahore lhôr´ [key], city (1998 pop. 5,063,499), capital of Punjab prov., E central Pakistan, on the Ravi River. It is the second largest city of Pakistan. A railway and air transport center near t...
Bok, Edward William(Encyclopedia)Bok, Edward William, 1863–1930, American editor, b. Helder, Netherlands. His family emigrated to the United States in 1870. He founded the Brooklyn Magazine (later Cosmopolitan) in 1883. As editor (...
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