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John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

Gerrard's Cross

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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...Cross Buckinghamshire Village on the border of Greater London. John Betjeman taught at Thorpe House School after his rustication from...

Newbury

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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... Berkshire Racing and county town on the river Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal. The environs provide the setting for John Betjeman's ‘Indoor Games Near Newbury’: Spingle‐spangled stars are peeping At the lush Lagonda creeping Down the winding ways of tarmac to the leaded lights of home. Certain aspects of the fictional village described in Adam Thorpe's novel Ulverton ( 1992 ) lie in the downland somewhere to the W of...

United States

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Steve Hindy

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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2013
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
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...colored corn that made very good bread and “We made of the same in the country some mault, whereof was brued as good ale as was to be desired. So, likewise, by the help of hops, thereof may bee made as good beere.” Later, when a colony was established in Virginia, Capt George Thorpe wrote on December 29, 1620, of the difficulty of growing barley in the hot climate of the South. “And the greatest want they complayne of us a good drinke—wine being too dear, and barley chargeable, which though it should be there sowen, it were hard in that country, being so...

Football, American

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Ronald A. SMITH

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

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2016
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...) of Brown—played in Ohio. Rockne once played for six different teams in a two-month period. Massillon hired forty-five top players for one game to ensure that the opponent would not hire any of them. Jim Thorpe ( 1888–1953 ), the star of the Carlisle Indian School around 1910 , was paid $250 a game in 1915 to play for the Canton Bulldogs. When Thorpe, the “greatest athlete” of the first half of the twentieth century, made his debut at Canton, eight thousand spectators saw him lead the Bulldogs to a victory over the hated Massillon Tigers. Although the...

Blaise Castle and Hamlet

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

...Mylne ( 1733–1811 ). Triangular in plan, with a castellated round tower at each corner, it rises high on a wooded eminence. It is one of the few identifiable gardens mentioned by Jane Austen . Isabella Thorpe in Northanger Abbey ( 1818 ) claimed that it was ‘the finest place in England; worth going fifty miles any time to see’. In 1795 a new owner, John Scandrett Harford, consulted Humphry Repton and a Red Book was made the same year. It proposed a vertiginous and very circuitous new drive winding through a steep valley: ‘I cannot describe those...

Asian Americans in Opera: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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Nancy Yunhwa Rao

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020
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.... “Tan Dun Mixes an East–West Emperor .” Los Angeles Times , December 23, 2006. Taylor, Timothy . Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World . Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007. Tchen, John Kuo Wei . New York before Chinatown : Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776–1882 . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. Thorpe, Ashley . Performing China on the London Stage: Chinese Opera and Global Power, 1759–2008 . London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Tiee, Charlise . “ What’s Behind SF Opera’s Chinese Opera Kick? ,” KQED blog...

Sri Lankan American Literature and Culture

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Dinidu Karunanayake

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020

...the Wind (Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill, 1985); Rienzi Crusz, Beatitudes of Ice (Toronto: TSAR, 1995); Rienzi Crusz, Gambolling with the Divine (Toronto: TSAR, 2003); and Rienzi Crusz, How to Dance in This Rarefied Air (Toronto: Mawenzi House, 2017). 32. Michael Thorpe, “Review of Rienzi Crusz: Insurgent Rain; Selected Poems 1974–1996,” World Literature Today 72, no. 2 (Spring 1998): 464. 33. Rienzi Crusz, “Baby-Photo Inc. vs. Michael Egerton Crusz,” in Singing against the Wind , by Rienzi Crusz (Erin: The Porcupine’s Quill, 1985), 17. 34. ...

Asian Americans in Pre–World War II Cinema

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Philippa Gates

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020
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... Monta Bell . 1930. On the Border . Dir. William C. McGann . 1930. Daughter of the Dragon . Dir. Lloyd Corrigan . 1931. Hatchet Man, The . Dir. William A. Wellman . 1932. Mask of Fu Manchu, The . Dir. Charles Brabin . 1932. Secrets of Wu Sin, The . Dir. Richard Thorpe . 1932. Son-Daughter, The . Dir. Clarence Brown and Robert Z. Leonard . 1932. Blossom Time . Dir. Joseph Sunn Jue . 1934. Painted Veil, The . Dir. Richard Boleslawski . 1934. Captured in Chinatown . Dir. Elmer Clifton . 1935. Charlie Chan in Paris . Dir. Lewis Seiler...

Snowboarding

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Holly THORPE

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

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2016
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... (2003). P3: Pipes, parks, and powder . New York: Harper Collins. Thorpe, H. (2004). Embodied boarders: Snowboarding, status and style. Waikato Journal of Education , 10 , 181–202. Retrieved March 29. 2013, from http://hollythorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/WJE1.pdf Thorpe, H. (2008). Snowboarding. In M. Atkinson (Ed.), Battleground: Sports . Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Thorpe, H. (2011). Snowboarding bodies in theory and practice . Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Thorpe, H. (2012a). Sex, drugs and snowboarding: (Il)legitimate definitions...

Track and Field—Jumping and Throwing

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Angela ALBERS and Martin SHORT

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Society and culture
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4,158 words

...Union (AAU) . (2013). Homepage. Retrieved April 5, 2013, from http://aausports.org/ Decathlon 2000 . (2013a). Decathlon. Retrieved April 11, 2013, from http://www.decathlon2000.com/eng/decathlon Decathlon 2000 . (2013b). James Thorpe’s biography. Retrieved April 11, 2013, from http://www.decathlon2000.com/eng/598/james-thorpe Decathlon 2000 . (2013c). Women’s decathlon. Retrieved April 11, 2013, from http://www.decathlon2000.com/eng/2810/women-s-decathlon/http://www.decathlon2000.com/eng/viewer/?file=http://www.decathlon2000.com/upload/file/pdf/scoringtables...

Bicycle Motocross

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Kyle W. KUSZ

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Society and culture
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...States in the early 1970s. It held its first world championship for BMX riding in 1982 . The 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, marked the first time BMX racing was included in the Olympic Games with one event for men and another for women. According to sport sociologists Holly Thorpe and Belinda Wheaton , the inclusion of BMX racing in the Olympics was the result of the shared desire of the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) and the National Broadcast Company ( NBC ) to attract a younger audience to the telecasts of the Games, combined with the ...

Baseball

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Kelly Boyer SAGERT

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

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2016
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...sport as early as 1912 . That year, a Swedish team challenged competitors from the United States track and field team in Stockholm. The US team won, 13–3, but needed to borrow teammates from Sweden to fill its roster. A second game was played with US decathlon star Jim Thorpe playing right field. The US team won, 6–3. In 1981 the sport of baseball was officially granted the status of a demonstration sport and several teams—the Unites States, Japan, South Korea, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, and Nicaragua—competed in Los Angeles in...

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