a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a fool or simpleton; ninny.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
Edward G., real name Emanuel Goldenberg. 1893--1973, US film actor, born in Romania, famous esp for gangster roles. His films include Little Caesar (1930), Brother Orchid (1940), Double Indemnity (1944), and All My Sons (1948)
Edward Arlington. 1869--1935, US poet, author of narrative verse, often based on Arthurian legend. His works include Collected Poems (1922), The Man Who Died Twice (1924), and Tristram (1927)
(William) Heath. 1872--1944, British cartoonist and book illustrator, best known for his comic drawings of fantastic machines
John (Arthur Thomas)1919--83, British bishop and theologian, best known for his controversial Honest to God (1963), which popularized radical theological discussion. He was suffragan Bishop of Woolwich (1959--69)
Mary. born 1944, Irish barrister and politician: president of Ireland 1990--97; U.N. high commissioner for human rights (1997--2001)
Smokey, real name William Robinson. born 1940, US Motown singer, songwriter, and producer. His hits include "The Tears of a Clown" (1970) (with the Miracles) and "Being with you" (1981)
"Sugar" Ray, real name Walker Smith. 1921--89, US boxer, winner of the world middleweight championship on five separate occasions