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Cather, Willa Sibert(Encyclopedia)Cather, Willa Sibert s´brt k´r [key], 1873–1947, American novelist and short-story writer, b. Winchester, Va., considered one of the great American writers of the 20th cent. When she wa...
Machebeuf, Joseph Projectus(Encyclopedia)Machebeuf, Joseph Projectus zhôzf´ prôzhktüs´ mäshböf´ [key], 1812–89, French missionary in the American Southwest, a Roman Catholic priest. He was a friend and associate of Jean Baptist...
Lamy, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Lamy, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ läm´ [key], 1814–88, Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. Southwest, b. France. He was ordained in 1838 and, after doing missionary work in S Ohio, was sent...
Laval, François Xavier de(Encyclopedia)Laval, François Xavier de fräNswä´ zävy´ d läväl´ [key], 1623–1708, French prelate in Canada, first bishop of Quebec. Of noble family (his family name in full was Laval-Montmorency), he...
Winchester(Encyclopedia)Winchester wn´chstr, wn´chstr [key]. 1 Town (1990 pop. 11,524), Litchfield co., NW Conn., in the Litchfield Hills; settled 1732, inc. 1771. It includes Winsted (1990 pop. 8,254), an in...
Nebraska(Encyclopedia)Nebraska nbrs´k [key], Great Plains state of the central United States. It is bordered by Iowa and Missouri, across the Missouri River (E), Kansas (S), Colorado (SW), Wyoming (NW), and South Da...
American literature(Encyclopedia)American literature, literature in English produced in what is now the United States of America. Colonial Literature American writing began with the work of English adventurers and colonists in the Ne...
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