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de la Mare, Walter(Encyclopedia)de la Mare, Walter d l mâr [key], 1873–1956, English poet and novelist. For many years he worked in the accounting department of the Anglo-American Oil Company. Much of his verse and prose show...
mare's-tail(Encyclopedia)mare's-tail, any plant of the genus Hippuris, perennial, submerged aquatic herbs of temperate and frigid regions. Mare's-tails have an erect stem bearing whorls of small leaves, so they resemble some ...
Satu-Mare(Encyclopedia)Satu-Mare sä´too-mä´r [key], Hung. Szatmárnémeti or Szatmár, city (1990 pop. 137,723), NW Romania, in Criana-Maramure, on the Someul River, near the Hungarian border. The administrati...
Baia Mare(Encyclopedia)Baia Mare b´ä mä´r [key], Hung. Nagybánya, city (1990 pop. 152,403), NW Romania, in Criana-Maramure. It is a mountain resort and the industrial center of a mining region. The city has che...
Merton, Walter de(Encyclopedia)Merton, Walter de, d. 1277, English bishop, founder of Merton College, Oxford. He was lord chancellor from 1261 to 1263, was reappointed after the death of Henry III (1272), and was made bishop of Roc...
Aymé, Marcel(Encyclopedia)Aymé, Marcel märsl´ m´ [key], 1902–67, French writer. Aymé's La Table aux crevés (1929), a story of peasant life, typifies the satirical tone of his works. La Jument verte (1933, tr. The...
Map, Walter(Encyclopedia)Map or Mapes, Walter, c.1140–c.1210, English author, b. Wales. A favorite of Henry II, he traveled with the king and became archdeacon of Oxford. The one work indubitably his, De nugis curialium [co...
Hampden, Walter(Encyclopedia)Hampden, Walter hm´dn [key], 1879–1955, American actor, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., whose original name was Walter Hampden Dougherty. He made his first appearance in London in 1901. Returning to the Uni...
Weston-super-Mare(Encyclopedia)Weston-super-Mare wst´n-soo´pr-mâr [key], city (1991 pop. 60,821), North Somerset, SW England, on the Bristol Channel. It is a seaside resort with attractions that include Worlebury Hill, w...
Walter, Hubert(Encyclopedia)Walter, Hubert, d. 1205, English archbishop and statesman. He was clerk to his uncle, Ranulf de Glanvill, and in 1186 he was made dean of York. In 1189 he was appointed bishop of Salisbury, and he acc...
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