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Ernest Hemingway

(1899—1961) American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist

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corrida de toros

corrida de toros  

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Spanish for the ‘running of the bulls’, a more accurate term than the English ‘bullfighting’, as in the corrida there is no equal contest between fighter and bull; this raises the definitional ...
Hemingway, Ernest

Hemingway, Ernest (1899–1961)   Reference library

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American big-game hunter, deep-sea fisherman, war correspondent, and winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. Still a teenager,

Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio  

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(1914–99)Born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, a US baseball player whose ‘hitting streak’ of 1941—hits in 56 consecutive American league baseball games, in a season when his team the New York Yankees won ...
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luge  

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A form of tobogganing for two-person crews or single riders, in which the riders sit in a backward-leaning position on the ice sled. The first organized international competition was held in Davos, ...
Thomas Jonathan Jackson

Thomas Jonathan Jackson  

(1824–63)US general. During the American Civil War he made his mark as a commander at the first Battle of Bull Run in 1861; a successful defensive stand there earned him his nickname. As the deputy ...

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