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camber

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1 The athwartships curve of a ship's deck, usually giving a fall towards the sides of a quarter of an inch (6.35 mm) to each foot (30.5 cm). 2 A small ...

Camber

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011

... E. Sussex . Camere 1375 , Portus Camera 1397 , Caumbre 1442 . From OFrench cambre (Latin camera ) ‘a room, an enclosed space’, perhaps originally with reference to a small harbour here before the silting up of the Rother...

Cuming, Frederick George Rees Fred

Cuming, Frederick George Rees Fred (16 February 1930)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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Current Version:
2013

...London, 10 Nov 1999 : Low Tide, Camber Sands (oil on board, 36 × 36 ins/91 × 91 cm) GBP 6,500 London, 22 Feb 2000 : The Plough, Lewisham ( 1959 , oil on board, 36 × 48 ins/91 × 122 cm) GBP 2,400 London, 13 July 2000 : The Crescent Moon ( 1969 , oil on board, 50 × 39 ins/127 × 99 cm) GBP 4,200 London, 13 June 2001 : Willow (oil on board, 19 × 25 ins/49 × 63 cm) GBP 2,400 London, 28 June 2001 : Artist’s Studio (oil on hardboard, 35 × 48 ins/90 × 121 cm) GBP 2,250 London, 28 May 2002 : Windsurfers, Camber (oil on board, 36 × 36 ins/91 × 91...

Lawrence, Gertrude

Lawrence, Gertrude (4 July 1898)   Reference library

bruce d. mcclung

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
470 words

...phenomenon—a superb performer in any medium, exuberant, supple, and animated, a formidable craftsman in the arts of the stage.” In addition to her stage career, she appeared in nine American and British films: The Battle of Paris ( 1929 ), Aren’t We All? ( 1932 ), Lord Camber's Ladies ( 1932 ), No Funny Business ( 1932 ), Mimi ( 1935 ), Rembrandt ( 1936 ), Men Are Not Gods ( 1936 ), Stage Door Canteen ( 1943 ), and The Glass Menagerie ( 1950 ). She recounted a 1944 tour of duty with ENSA (the British USO) in her autobiography, A Star...

Wales

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Current Version:
2004

...the earliest times the Welsh called themselves Y Gwir Frythoniaid [the true Britons], Brythoniaid, and Cymry. Cymry (also Kymry) derives from the Celtic combrogos [compatriot]; Geoffrey of Monmouth 's (12th cent.) asserted etymology tracing the root to an eponymous founder named Camber is clearly spurious. In Modern Welsh Cymry denotes the Welsh people, while Cymru denotes the principality or nation of Wales. Latinized forms such as Wallia and Gwalia were found in both English and Welsh contexts. The demarcation of Wales from ancient Britain is often dated by...

Zhaozhou Bridge

Zhaozhou Bridge   Reference library

Ronald G. KNAPP

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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Current Version:
2016

...part of an arch) that run the length of each segmental ring. While these parallel voussoirs produce a stone structure of great flexibility, the need to stabilize the bridge led to the use of reinforcing stone rods, stone hooks, and dovetailed iron keys, as well as a slight inward camber. The elegant geometry and sophisticated mathematics of the superstructure were enhanced with profuse stone carvings along the balustrades and posts. These carvings include a variety of dragons and protective amulets in animal form. With tall sails providing propulsion, boat...

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