calvin bridges


Calvin Blackman [blak-muhn] , 1889–1938, U.S. geneticist.
Harry (Alfred Bryant Renton) [ren-tn] , 1900–1990, U.S. labor leader, born in Australia.
Robert (Seymour) 1884–1930, English poet and essayist: poet laureate 1913–30. Unabridged
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Bridges (ˈbrɪdʒɪz)
Robert (Seymour). 1844--1930, English poet: poet laureate (1913--30)

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"causeway over a ravine or river," O.E. brycge, from P.Gmc. *brugjo (cf. O.S. bruggia, O.N. bryggja, O.Fris. brigge, Du. brug, O.H.G. brucca, Ger. Brücke), from PIE base *bhru "log, beam," hence "wooden causeway" (cf. Gaul. briva "bridge," O.C.S. bruvuno "beam," Serb. brv "footbridge"). For vowel
evolution, see bury. Meaning "bony upper part of the nose" is from mid-15c.; of violins, etc., from c.1600. The verb is from late O.E. Related: Bridged; bridging.

card game, 1886 (perhaps as early as 1843), an alteration of biritch, but the source and meaning of that are obscure. "Probably of Levantine origin, since some form of the game appears to have been long known in the Near East" [OED]. One guess is that it represents Turkish *bir-üç "one-three,"
since one hand is exposed and three are concealed. The game also was known early as Russian whist (attested in English from 1839).
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Bridges Bridg·es (brĭj'ĭz), Calvin Blackman. 1889-1938.

American geneticist noted for his work on the chromosome theory of heredity and the mapping of chromosomes.

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bridge   (brĭj)  Pronunciation Key 

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A structure spanning and providing passage over a gap or barrier, such as a river or roadway.
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