henry wheeler shaw

Shaw

[shaw]
noun
1.
Anna Howard, 1847–1919, U.S. physician, reformer, and suffragist, born in England.
2.
Artie (Arthur Arshawsky) 1910–2004, U.S. clarinetist and bandleader.
3.
George Bernard, 1856–1950, Irish dramatist, critic, and novelist: Nobel prize 1925.
4.
Henry Wheeler, Billings, Josh.
5.
Irwin, 1913–84, U.S. dramatist and author.
6.
Richard Norman, 1831–1912, English architect, born in Scotland.
7.
Thomas Edward, Lawrence, Thomas Edward.
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shaw1 (ʃɔː)
 
n
archaic, dialect or a small wood; thicket; copse
 
[Old English sceaga; related to Old Norse skagi tip, skaga to jut out, skōgr forest, skegg beard]

shaw2 (ʃɔː)
 
vb
1.  to show
 
n
2.  a show
3.  the part of a potato plant that is above ground

Shaw (ʃɔː)
 
n
1.  Artie, original name Arthur Arshawsky. 1910--2004, US jazz clarinetist, band leader, and composer
2.  George Bernard, often known as GBS. 1856--1950, Irish dramatist and critic, in England from 1876. He was an active socialist and became a member of the Fabian Society but his major works are effective as satiric attacks rather than political tracts. These include Arms and the Man (1894), Candida (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), Back to Methuselah (1921), and St Joan (1923): Nobel prize for literature 1925
3.  Richard Norman. 1831--1912, English architect
4.  Thomas Edward. the name assumed by (T. E.) Lawrence after 1927

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henry wheeler shaw

American humorist whose philosophical comments in plain language were widely popular after the American Civil War through his newspaper pieces, books, and comic lectures. He employed the misspellings, fractured grammar, and hopeless logic then current among comic writers who assumed the role of cracker-barrel philosophers. His special contributions were his rustic aphorisms ("The biggest phool in this world haint bin born yet; thare iz plenty ov time yet") and his droll delineations of animal life

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