theodore gilmore bilbo


Theodore Gilmore [gil-mawr, -mohr] , 1877–1947, U.S. Southern populist politician: senator 1935–47. Unabridged
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bilbo (ˈbɪlbəʊ)
n , pl -bos, -boes
(formerly) a sword with a marked temper and elasticity
[C16: from Bilboa, variant (in English) of Bilbao, Spain, noted for its blades]

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Word Origin & History

"kind of sword noted for temper and elasticity," 1590s, from Bilbao, town in northern Spain where swords were made, in English Bilboa. The town name is Roman Bellum Vadum "beautiful ford" (over the Nervion River).
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theodore gilmore bilbo

American politician and Democratic senator from Mississippi (1935-47), best known for his racist and demagogic rhetoric.

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