vw brooks


Gwendolyn, 1917–2000, U.S. poet and novelist.
Phillips, 1835–93, U.S. Protestant Episcopal bishop and pulpit orator.
Van Wyck [van wahyk] , 1886–1963, U.S. author and critic.
a male given name.
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Brooks (brʊks)
1.  Geraldine. born 1955, Australian writer. Her novels include March (2005), which won the Pulitzer prize
2.  Mel, real name Melvyn Kaminsky. born 1926, US comedy writer, actor, and film director. His films include The Producers (1968), Blazing Saddles (1974), High Anxiety (1977), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1996)
3.  (Troyal) Garth. born 1962, US country singer and songwriter; his bestselling records include Ropin' the Wind (1991) and Scarecrow (2001)

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Word Origin & History

"small stream," O.E. broc "flowing stream, torrest," of obscure origin, probably from P.Gmc. *broka- which yielded words in Ger. (Bruch) and Du. (broek) that have a sense of "marsh." In Sussex and Kent, it means "water-meadow," and in plural, "low, marshy ground."

"to endure," O.E. brucan "use, ennjoy, possess; eat; cohabit with," from P.Gmc. *bruk- "to make use of, enjoy" (cf. O.S. brukan, O.Fris. bruka, O.H.G. bruhhan, Ger. brauchen "to use," Goth. brukjan), from PIE base *bhrug- "to make use of, have enjoyment of" (cf. L. fructus). Sense of "use" applied to
food led to "be able to digest," and by 16c. to "tolerate."
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