g. pierce baker

Baker

[bey-ker]
noun
1.
Sir Benjamin, 1840–1907, English engineer.
2.
George ("Father Divine") 1877–1965, U.S. religious leader.
3.
George Pierce, 1866–1935, U.S. critic, author, and professor of drama.
4.
Howard H(enry), Jr. born 1925, U.S. politician: senator 1967–85.
5.
Dame Janet, born 1933, English mezzo-soprano.
6.
Josephine, 1906–75, French entertainer, born in the U.S.
7.
Newton Diehl [deel] , 1871–1937, U.S. lawyer: Secretary of War 1916–21.
8.
Ray Stannard [stan-erd] , ("David Grayson") 1870–1946, U.S. author.
9.
Samuel White, 1821–93, English explorer and colonial administrator: discovered Lake Albert.
10.
a mountain in NW Washington, in the Cascade Range: highest peak, 10,750 feet (3277 meters).
11.
a town in central Louisiana.
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baker (ˈbeɪkə)
 
n
1.  a person whose business or employment is to make or sell bread, cakes, etc
2.  a portable oven
3.  informal (Irish) on the baker's list in good health

Baker (ˈbeɪkə)
 
n
1.  Sir Benjamin. 1840--1907, British engineer who, with Sir John Fowler, designed and constructed much of the London underground railway, the Forth Railway Bridge, and the first Aswan Dam
2.  Chet, full name Chesney H. Baker. 1929--88, US jazz trumpeter and singer
3.  Dame Janet. born 1933, British mezzo-soprano
4.  Sir Samuel White. 1821--93, British explorer: discovered Lake Albert (1864)

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baker
O.E. bæcere, from bacan "to bake" (see bake). Baker's dozen "thirteen" is from 1590s.
"These dealers [hucksters] ... on purchasing their bread from the bakers, were privileged by law to receive thirteen batches for twelve, and this would seem to have been the extent of their profits. Hence the expression, still in use, 'A baker's dozen.' " [H.T. Riley, "Liber Albus," 1859]
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