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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 ...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

44 The History of the Book in Australia   Reference library

Ian Morrison

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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6,163 words
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...some lingered into the 1970s , they ceased to play a significant part. Robertson’s Monthly Book Circular came to an end in 1891 , and when Walch’s Literary Intelligencer closed in 1915 the Australian book trade found itself without a local journal. In 1921 , D. W. *Thorpe started the Australian Stationery and Fancy Goods Journal , forerunner of the Australian Bookseller and Publisher . Art publishing gathered momentum during World War I with Thomas Lothian’s production in 1916 of two lavish books, The Art of Frederick McCubbin and Ida...

Thorpe

Thorpe   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland

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2021
Subject:
Names studies
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125 words
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...1301 in CDI §847; Marmaduke Tharpe (Thorpe in 1666), 1669 in Hearth Money Rolls (Derryaghy, Belfast, Antrim); George Thorp, 1796 in Flaxgrowers List (Dunboe, Derry); George, John and William Tharp, 1796 in Flaxgrowers List (Moville Upper, Donegal). Thorpe, 1911 Frequency. © Archer...

Pembroke, William Herbert, 3rd Earl of

Pembroke, William Herbert, 3rd Earl of (1580–1630)   Reference library

Cathy Shrank

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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371 words
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...17th birthday in 1597 (Sonnets 1–17). This identification of William Herbert as ‘Mr W.H.’ , to whom the publisher Thomas Thorpe dedicated the Sonnets in 1609 , was first floated by James Boaden in 1837 . Supporters of William Herbert as ‘W.H.’ find further evidence in Francis Davison ’s Poeticall Rhapsody ( 1602 ), in which Davison celebrates William’s ‘lovely…shape’. Another suggestive allusion is Thorpe’s reference to himself as ‘the Well-wishing Adventurer’, which may celebrate William’s incorporation as a member of the King’s Virginia...

Nesbitt

Nesbitt   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland

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2021
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Names studies
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348 words
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... Frequency 1911: 1409 Main location (1847–64): Ulster: esp. Down and Antrim (1911): Antrim, Down, Armagh, Monaghan, Dublin, Donegal English, Scottish: locative name from Nesbit, part of Nesbit and Thorpe Bulmer (County Durham), Nesbit in Doddington or Nesbitt in Stamfordham (both Northumberland), or Nesbit in Edrom (Berwickshire). All of these place names appear to derive from Old English nēs or nesu ‘nose’, in the sense ‘promontory’ or ‘a projecting piece of land in the bend of a river’, + Old English byht ‘bend, curve (in a river)’. Early...

rock

rock   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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Current Version:
2003
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Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
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533 words
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...should be called rock, is a mixture of ices (though it is unlikely to be pure H 2 O) and salts. David A. Rothery Fry, N. (1984) The field description of metamorphic rocks . John Wiley and Sons, Chichester. Thorpe, R. and Brown, G. (1985) The field description of igneous rocks . John Wiley and Sons, Chichester. Tucker, M. E. (1982) Sedimentary rocks in the field (2nd edn). John Wiley and Sons, Chichester Press, F. and Siever, R. (1986) Earth (4th edn), especially chapter 3, W. H. Freeman, New...

Hicks, Edward

Hicks, Edward (4 April 1780)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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651 words
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...: Edward Hicks: His Peaceable Kingdoms and other Paintings (Newark and New York, 1983) A. Ford : Edward Hicks: His Life and Work (New York, 1985) American Folk Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (exh. cat. by C. Rebora Barratt , New York, Met., 1999–2000) Stephen F. ...

printing and publishing

printing and publishing   Reference library

Eric Rasmussen

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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1,421 words
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...Henry V ( 1600 ) Printer: Thomas Creede Publisher: John Busby and Thomas Millington The Merry Wives of Windsor ( 1602 ) Printer: Thomas Creede Publisher: Arthur Johnson Hamlet ( 1603 ) Q1 Printer: Valentine Simmes Publisher: Nicholas Ling and John Trundle Hamlet ( 1604 / 5 ) Q2 Printer: James Roberts Publisher: Nicholas Ling King Lear ( 1608 ) Printer: Nicholas Okes Publisher: Nathaniel Butter Shakespeare’s Sonnets ( 1609 ) Printer: George Eld Publisher: Thomas Thorpe Distributors: William Aspley and John Wright Troilus and Cressida ( 1609 ) Printer:...

Pew

Pew   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
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Art & Architecture
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864 words
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...at All Saints, Ixworth Thorpe , Suffolk; a Mercer at Spaxton Church, Somerset; a ship and a windmill at St Mary, Bishop's Lydeard, Somerset) and bestiaries (especially prevalent in East Anglia, as at St Mary, Lakenheath, Suffolk), while at St Michael, Brent Knoll (Somerset), there is a fable of a fox dressed as a bishop. Post-Reformation pews are usually decorated with tracery, linenfold panelling, balusters, lettering etc. Some of the more elaborate examples are roofed with canopies or testers, as in late 17th-century pews at St John the Baptist, Stokesay...

Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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715 words
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...an embattled timber cloister. Two 16th-century plans of the Tudor palace survive, which compensate somewhat for the ruinous and fragmentary state of the remains and enable the Tudor layout to be established. One plan (London, N. Archvs) is signed by the surveyor and collector John Thorpe ( c. 1565 –? 1655 ) and dated 1590 , the other (Hatfield House, Herts) is to the same scale but unsigned. There were two irregular courts on different axes, c. 300 × 140 m, with an inner moated enclosure of c. 110 × 95 m, making Tudor Eltham about the same size as...

Colonial Revival

Colonial Revival   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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Art & Architecture
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1,363 words
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...other styles became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, the Colonial Revival remained part of the domestic vernacular in both the USA and Australia and was reinterpreted in later housing projects, particularly toward the end of the 20th century. Colonial Revival Annie Longfellow Thorpe House, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1887. Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division [ See also Eyre, Wilson ; Little, Arthur ; McKim, Mead & White ; Peabody, Robert Swain ; Richardson, H. H. ; Shingle style ; and Smith, George...

Golf

Golf   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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1,674 words
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...wholesale peddler from Florida for whom golf became a hobby in his twenties, watched Elder on television and worked to become the most successful African American professional in the 1980s. He won eleven PGA tournaments and played on two U.S. Ryder Cup teams. Long driver Jim Thorpe led the U.S. Open after a round in 1981 and was runner-up at the 1988 Western Open. African American golfers experienced greater success on the Senior (now Champions) Tour. Jim Dent won twelve senior tournaments and over $4 million through 1999 . Walter Morgan and ...

Assessment of Active Learning

Assessment of Active Learning   Reference library

Kay Gibson and Carolyn M. Shaw

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
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9,786 words
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...in the topic and assessment ( Runté 2004 ). Thorpe ( 2000 ) proposes the use of self-assessment that requires students to articulate their own criteria and then assess their performance against the criteria. Even if students are not directly involved in designing assessment measures, instructors should provide a clear assessment rubric. Another important component of sound assessment is the use of multiple and varied measures for the most reliable and valid assessment data ( Angelo and Cross 1993 ; Thorpe 2000 ; Brown 2004–5 ; Tomlinson 2007–8 )....

Asian Americans in Opera: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Asian Americans in Opera: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives   Reference library

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Current Version:
2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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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...

United States

United States   Reference library

Steve Hindy

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
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2,809 words
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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...

London

London   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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4,496 words
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...most important firms of London glassmakers, much influenced by the work of William Morris and his followers in the later 19th century and the early 20th. London afterwards declined as a centre of glassmaking, though the manufacture of bottles continued until the 1960s. W. A. Thorpe : English Glass (London, 1955, rev. 3/1961) 4. M etalwork . (i) Base metals. (ii) Gold and silver. (i) Base metals Pewterers were recognized as a specialist group from the early 14th century, and for over Chandelier by Powell & Sons, glass, London, c . 1865 (London, Victoria...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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3,579 words
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...meaninglessness threatening characters is now increased by self-doubt, psychological angst, and—a motif new in this decade—the unreliability of adults. The latter theme is the catalyst for one of the decade's finest depictions of childhood resilience in an uncertain world, Mavis Thorpe Clark 's The Min-Min ( 1966 ), in which focalizer Sylvie and her feckless brother Reg set off into the outback in a quest to reorder the unstructured quality of their everyday life. Realism Such realistic fictions were the staple of this era, and realism has since remained the...

Carolingian metalwork

Carolingian metalwork   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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2,914 words
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...first few decades of the 10th century were spent trying, often in vain, to preserve these spectacular treasures from the pillaging of the Vikings, Slavs, and Hungarians. Bibliography Einhard and Notger the Stammerer: Two Lives of Charlemagne (early 9th century); trans. L. Thorpe (Harmondsworth, 1974) D. M. Félibien : Histoire de l’abbaye de Saint-Denis (Paris, 1706) P. E. Schramm and F. Mütherich : Denkmale der deutschen Könige und Kaiser: Ein Beitrag zur Herrschergeschichte von Karl dem Grossen bis Friedrich II, 768–1250 (Munich, 1962) F. Steenbock...

Washington, DC

Washington, DC   Reference library

Karen Ahlquist and Kip Lornell

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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7,218 words
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...international renown. christoph Eschenbach has continued this trend since becoming music director in 2010 . The orchestra performs outdoors at the Capitol on Memorial Day and Labor Day. Today's Washington National Opera was founded by Paul Callaway and music critic Day Thorpe as the Washington Opera Society ( 1956 ). Initially performing at Lisner Auditorium, it moved to the Kennedy Center in 1971 . The company was renamed the Washington Opera in 1977 , the Washington National Opera in 2000 . Subsequent directors have included Ian Strasfogel (...

Marine Science Instruments

Marine Science Instruments   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
8,497 words
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...and the Sea, 1650–1900: A Study of Marine Science . London and New York: Academic Press, 1971. Scholarly treatment of oceanographic history, with extensive reference to original sources. Griffiths, G. , and S. A. Thorpe . Marine Instrumentation. In Oceanography: An Illustrated Guide , edited by C. P. Summerhayes and S. A. Thorpe , pp. 280–299. New York: Wiley, 1996. A useful summary of oceanographic instrumentation at the end of the twentieth century. LaFond, E. C. , and B. K. Couper . The Bathythermograph . Proceedings of the Royal Society of...

Paradigms in Morphology

Paradigms in Morphology   Reference library

Petar Milin and James P. Blevins

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Morphology

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Linguistics, Language reference
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10,922 words
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...such as connectionist parallel distributed processing (PDP; Rumelhart & McClelland, 1986 ), naive discrimination learning (NDL; Baayen, Milin, Filipović Đurđević, Hendrix, & Marelli, 2011 ; Milin., Feldman, Ramscar, Hendrix, & Baayen, 2017 ; Ramscar, Yarlett, Dye, Denny, & Thorpe, 2010 ), and temporal self-organizing maps (tSOM; Pirrelli, Ferro, & Calderone, 2011 ; Pirrelli, Ferro, & Marzi, 2015 ). The research traditions based on memory-based and error-driven learning principles have pursued the goal of broad coverage, modeling both the...

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