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dame

Female character in the English pantomime, traditionally played by an actor, sometimes one recruited from the music-halls such as Dan Leno or George Robey. Among the familia: Dame parts ...

Dames

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
14 words

... 1881: 67; London. English: variant of Dame with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s...

Dames

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
36 words

... US frequency (2010): 1998 1 German: variant of Dahms , a cognate of 3 below. 2 English: variant of Dame , with post-medieval excrescent -s . 3 Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Adam...

Dames

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
246 words

... (Warner-Vitaphone 1934 ). The plot may have been weaker than most of the older Warner Brothers golden age musicals but the songs by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics) were superior so the movie was very enjoyable. Delmar Daves ' screenplay is a routine backstage affair in which chorine Mabel Anderson ( Joan Blondell ) has to go on for the leading lady Barbara Hemingway ( Ruby Keeler ), just as Keeler had done a year earlier in 42nd Street . Thrown into the plot are the eager young producer Jimmy Higgens ( Dick Powell ), millionaire Ezra...

Squire of Dames

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
120 words

...of Dames A comic character in Edmund Spenser 's Faerie Queene (III. vii). He had been ordered by his lady to ‘do service unto gentle Dames’ and at the end of twelve months to report his progress. A year later he was able to bring ‘pledges’ or evidence of 300 conquests. Thereupon his lady ordered him not to return to her till he had found an equal number of dames who rejected his advances. After three years he had only found three: he had been rejected by a courtesan because he would not pay her enough, a nun because she could not trust his discretion,...

Place aux dames

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...aux dames Make way for the ladies; give place to the ladies; the ladies first, if you please. Indirectly it means women beat the men hollow in every contest. from Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable ( 1896...

Dames at Sea

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
279 words

...and the modest little show developed a following, running 575 performances. The musical also brought the first recognition for Peters who would go from there to Broadway and stay for over forty years. Dames at Sea continues to be produced in summer stock and other regional theatre groups. Ann-Margaret played Ruby in a 1971 NBC-TV version of Dames At Sea and, with Ann Miller playing Mona, the taping was the real thing. Also in the cast were Fred Gwynne , Anna Meara , and Harvey Evans...

Les Dames d’Escoffier

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Carol Brock

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

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2016

...group always dined with a napkin tucked under the chin); Tiffany designed the silver napkin rings. At its first black-tie Regency Hotel dinner, Les Dames New York honored Julia Child as a Grand Dame. Writer M. F. K. Fisher was honored as a Grand Dame at a subsequent reception and supper held in the New York Public Library. In 1978 , women chefs prepared a groundbreaking dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. (Dame) Leslie Revson, the first woman chef at the Waldorf, headed an all women chef team of fifteen. They prepared an investiture dinner there for 135...

Au Bonheur des Dames

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
190 words

...Bonheur des Dames . Novel by Zola , published in 1883 and 11th in the Rougon‐Macquart series. This work depicts the Darwinian struggle, nominally during the Second Empire , between small retail businesses and the new phenomenon of the department store. The enterprising Octave Mouret, the eldest son of François and Marthe Mouret and also the leading character in the previous novel of the series, Pot‐Bouille , transforms his wife's modest clothing business into a bustling and booming department store, putting to use his insights into the psychology of...

Dames & Moore v. Regan

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Thomas O. Sargentich

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
293 words

... & Moore v. Regan , 453 U.S. 654 ( 1981 ), argued 24 June 1981 , decided 2 July 1981 by vote of 9 to 0; Rehnquist for the Court, Stevens concurring in part, Powell concurring in part and dissenting in part. This decision upheld certain actions taken by President Jimmy Carter in January 1981 to settle the controversy resulting from the seizure of American personnel as hostages at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran, in 1979 . To secure the hostages' release, the United States agreed with Iran to terminate legal proceedings in U.S. courts...

Dames & Moore v. Regan

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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
283 words

... & Moore v. Regan , 453 U.S. 654 ( 1981 ), argued 24 June 1981 , decided 2 July 1981 by vote of 9 to 0; Rehnquist for the Court, Stevens concurring in part, Powell concurring in part and dissenting in part. This decision upheld certain actions taken by President Jimmy Carter in January 1981 to settle the controversy resulting from the seizure of American personnel as hostages at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran, in 1979 . To secure the hostages’ release, the United States agreed with Iran to terminate legal proceedings in U.S. courts involving...

Cité des Dames, Master of the

Cité des Dames, Master of the (fl c. 1400–15)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,161 words
Illustration(s):
1

...des Dames, Master of the ( fl c. 1400–15 ). Illuminator , active in Paris. One of the most prolific illuminators in Paris during the first two decades of the 15th century, he was named by Meiss after the five or more copies of Christine de Pizan ’s Cité des dames illustrated by him and his workshop. His early work is closely related to that of Jacquemart de Hesdin , with whom he executed the Barcelona Hours ( c. 1401 ; Barcelona, Bib. Central, MS. 1850). Both artists used the same Italianate method of modelling flesh tones with green underpaint,...

Group of Noble Dames, A

Group of Noble Dames, A   Reference library

Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
1,447 words

...of Noble Dames, A . The volume contains the following stories, divided into two groups as shown (where they are different, the titles for serial issue are noted in Part First: Before Dinner ‘The First Countess of Wessex’ ‘Barbara of the House of Grebe’ (‘Barbara, Daughter of Sir John Grebe’) ‘The Marchioness of Stonehenge’ (‘The Lady Caroline (Afterwards Marchioness of Stonehenge)’) ‘Lady Mottisfont’ Part Second: After Dinner ‘The Lady Icenway’ ‘Squire Petrick's Lady’ ‘Anna, Lady Baxby’ ‘The Lady Penelope’ ‘The Duchess of Hamptonshire’ (‘The Impulsive...

DAMES

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
7 words

... dynamic airlift management and execution...

DAMES

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
10 words

... Defense automatic addressing system center, automatic message exchange...

Dames

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
25 words

... • Current frequencies: GB 104, Ireland 7 • GB frequency 1881: 67 • Main GB location 1881: London Dames, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

Dames

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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
324 words

... Following their triumphs in 42nd Street , Gold Diggers Of 1933 , and Footlight Parade , Dick Powell , Ruby Keeler , Busby Berkeley and songwriters Harry Warren and Al Dubin reconvened for more of the same in this Warner release of 1934. The dramatic backstage events this particular time concern the efforts of a wealthy philanthropist (Hugh Herbert) to give away his money, while his cousin (Guy Kibbee) is practically given the ‘third degree’ by Joan Blondell in an effort to extract cash from him so that Powell can put on his show. In any event,...

Insel der großen Mutter oder das Wunder von Ile des Dames, Die

Insel der großen Mutter oder das Wunder von Ile des Dames, Die   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
76 words

...der großen Mutter oder das Wunder von Ile des Dames, Die , a novel by G. Hauptmann , published in 1924 . It tells of a company of shipwrecked ladies stranded with one boy on an uninhabited island. A female state is established, and, since in time births of boys become too numerous, the boys are relegated to a distant part of the island. In the end the male state overcomes the female, and male supremacy is...

Dames

Dames  

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Subject:
Music
Following their triumphs in 42nd Street, Gold Diggers Of 1933, and Footlight Parade, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Busby Berkeley and songwriters Harry Warren and Al Dubin reconvened for more of ...
Chemin des Dames

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011

...des Dames . (French, ‘Ladies' Way’.) A ridge between the rivers Aisne and Ailette in northern France that was the scene of desperate fighting in the First World War. On 16 April 1917 the French advance under General Nivelle met with failure here after earlier successes at Laffaux, Hurtebise and Berry-au-Bac, in which French tanks were used for the first time, and on 27 May 1918 the German advance towards the Marne under General Ludendorff finally won through here. The ridge itself, an old Roman road, is said to take its name from the daughters of ...

Dames At Sea

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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
355 words

... At Sea New York salutes Hollywood in this affectionate spoof of the Busby Berkeley - Harry Warren and Al Dubin - Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler -style film musicals of the 30s, which opened off-Broadway at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre on 20 December 1968. This time, though, the setting is not ‘by a waterfall’, but the deck of a battleship where Ruby, the talented tap-dancer from the sticks ( Bernadette Peters ), climbs on board a youngster, and disembarks a star. The show is being floated because its songwriter, Dick (David Christmas), happens to be a...

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