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  • "Mr. Jones," was Jack Webster, a local realtor, who was apparently having an affair with the wife of a city council member.

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  • There are mineral springs, mostly medicinal waters, in Greenbrier, Summers, Webster, Ohio and Preston counties.

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  • On American Presbyterianism, see Charles Hodge, Constitutional History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America,1706-1788(2 vols., Philadelphia, 1839-1840); Records of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America from 1706 to 1788 (ibid., 1841); Richard Webster, History of the Presbyterian Church in America (ibid., 1858); E.

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  • On the gth of May 1843 he was appointed secretary of state ad interim, after the resignation of Daniel Webster.

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  • With Thomas Dekker he wrote The Fairy Knight and The Bristowe Merchant (licensed in 1624, but both unpublished), with John Webster A late Murther of the Sonne upon the Mother (licensed in 1624).

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  • The academy is one of the foremost secondary schools in the country, and among its alumni have been Daniel Webster, Edward Everett, Lewis Cass (born in Exeter in a house still standing), John Parker Hale, George Bancroft, Jared Sparks, John Gorham Palfrey, Richard Hildreth and Francis Bowen.

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  • Webster has observed ants, foreseeing this emigration, to carry aphids from apple trees to .grasses.

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  • DANIEL WEBSTER (1782-1852), American statesman, was born in Salisbury (now Franklin), New Hampshire, on the 18th of January 1782.

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  • He was a descendant of Thomas Webster, of Scottish ancestry, who settled in New Hampshire about 1636.

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  • His father, Ebenezer Webster (1739-1806), was a sturdy frontiers - man; when, in 1763, he built his log cabin in the town of Salis - bury there was no habitation between him and Canada.

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  • Admitted to the bar in Boston in 1805, Webster began the practice of law at Boscawen, but his father died a year later, and Webster removed in the autumn of 1807 to Portsmouth, then one of the leading commercial cities of New England.

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  • Webster had been in the House less than three weeks when he greatly embarrassed the administration by introducing a set of resolutions asking for information relating to the immediate cause of the war.

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  • Webster removed to Boston in June 1816.

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  • On the last point, however, the case was carried to the Supreme Court of the United States, and there Webster, presenting principally arguments of his colleagues at the state trial and making a powerful appeal to the emotions of the court, won the case for the college and for himself the front rank at the American bar.

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  • Four years later (1823) Webster argued the case of Gibbons v.

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  • Webster argued that the Federal Constitution gave to Congress control over interstate commerce, and that any interference .by the legislature of a state with this commerce was unconstitu - tional and void.

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  • The Supreme Court so held; its opinion, written by Chief Justice Marshall, being little else than a recital of Webster's argument.

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  • Meanwhile Webster had come to be recognized as the first American orator.

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  • In the following year Webster delivered his oration in commemoration of the second and third presidents of the United States - John Adams and Thomas Jefferson - who died on the 4th of July 1826; it is particularly remarkable for Adams's imaginary reply in the Continental 'Congress to the arguments against a Declaration of Independence, beginning with the familiar quotation: "Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I gave my hand and my heart to this vote."

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  • Webster's physical endowments as an orator were extraordinary.

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  • "Not many days ago I saw at breakfast the notablest of your notabilities, Daniel Webster.

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  • In 1820 Webster took an important part in the convention called to revise the constitution of Massachusetts, his arguments in favour of removing the religious test, in favour of retaining property representation in the Senate, and in favour of increasing the independence of the judiciary, being especially notable.

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  • When, however, the tariff bill of 1828, which was still more protective, came up for discussion, Webster had ceased to oppose protection; but he did not attempt to argue in favour of it.

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  • Hayne, from the same state, voiced this doctrine in the Senate, and Webster's reply was his most powerful exposition of the national conception of the Union.

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  • Webster's brief reply drew from Hayne a second speech, in which he entered into a full exposition of the doctrine of nullification, and the important part of Webster's second reply to Hayne on the 26th and 27th of January is a masterly exposition of the Constitution as in his opinion it had come to be after a development of more than forty years.

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  • Whatever may be said of the original creation of the Constitution, whether by the states or by the people, its development under the influences of a growing nationalism was a strong support to Webster's argument, and no other speech so strengthened Union sentiment throughout the North; its keynote was "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable."

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  • A bill, known as the Force Bill, was introduced in the Senate, and in the debate upon it Webster had an encounter with Calhoun.

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  • Webster, strongly opposed to yielding in this way, made a vigorous speech against the bill, but it passed and South Carolina claimed a victory.

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  • Four years later his party passed him by for William Henry Harrison, the hero of Tippecanoe, and Webster refused the proffered nomination for vice-president.

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  • President Harrison appointed Webster secretary of state but died one month after taking office.

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  • John Tyler, who succeeded to the presidency, was soon "read out of his party," and all his cabinet except Webster resigned.

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  • Webster hesitated, but after consultation with a delegation of Massachusetts Whigs decided to remain.

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  • Immediately after the treaty had been concluded the Whigs insisted that Webster should leave the cabinet.

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  • In June 1843, on the occasion of the completion of the Bunker Hill monument, Webster delivered another classic oration.

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  • Webster was returned to the Senate in 1845.

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  • At the beginning of the quarrel of the North and the South over the organization of the territory acquired from Mexico, Calhoun contended that the Constitution of the United States extended over this territory and carried slavery with it, but Webster denied this on the ground that the territory was the property of, not part of, the United States, and Webster's view prevailed.

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  • In July 1859 Webster again became secretary of state, in the cabinet of President Fillmore.

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  • Webster was twice married - first in 1898 to Grace, daughter of Rev. Elijah Fletcher, a New Hampshire clergyman.

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  • Webster's second wife was Caroline Le Roy, daughter of Jacob Le Roy, a New York merchant.

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  • The universal expression of respect and admiration at the time of Webster's death showed that he had retained the confidence of his people.

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  • It is not too much to say that the conviction of the justice of their cause that carried the northern states successfully through the Civil War was largely due to the arguments of Webster.

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  • - The Works of Daniel Webster (6 vols., Boston, 1851) contain a biographical memoir by Edward Everett; G.

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  • Curtis, Life of Daniel Webster (2 vols., New York, 1870) is the most complete biography, but it is written wholly from an admirer's point of view.

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  • McIntyre (ed.), Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster (18 vols., Boston, 1903); Fletcher Webster (ed.), Daniel Webster's Private Correspondence (2 vols., Boston, 1857); H.

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  • C. Lodge, Daniel Webster (Boston, 1899); J.

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  • McMaster, Daniel Webster (New York, 1902); E.

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  • P. Wheeler, Daniel Webster, the Expounder of the Constitution (New York, 2905); S.

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  • McCall, Daniel Webster (Boston, 2902); and Norman Hapgood, Daniel Webster (Boston, 28 99).

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  • John Webster >>

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  • Webster and E.

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  • Stephens and other Whigs of the South then chose Daniel Webster, but a little later they joined the Democrats.

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  • From 1807 to 1816 Portsmouth was the home of Daniel Webster.

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  • Daniel Webster supported the plan in his great speech of the 7th of March, although in doing so he alienated many of his former admirers.

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  • Finally, although Clay for his support of the compromises and Seward and Chase for their opposition have gained in reputation, Webster has been selected as the special target for hostile criticism.

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  • His philological studies, to which the last fourteen years of his life were devoted, resulted in the compilation of "A Glossary of Provincial and Archaic Words," intended as a supplement to Dr Johnson's Dictionary, but never published except in part, which finally in 1831 passed into the hands of the English compilers of Webster's Dictionary, by whom it was utilized.

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  • Efforts were made by the United States government to recover the slaves, Daniel Webster, then secretary of state, asserting that on an American ship they were under the jurisdiction of the United States and that they were legally property.

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  • Webster, " The Basque and the Kelt," in Journ.

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  • Webster, " The Celt-iberians," Academy xl.

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  • in the vicinity of Fort Dodge (Webster county), from which was taken in 1908 a product valued at $565,645, having increased to that figure from $45,819 in 1898.

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  • The Federalist domination had been succeeded by Whig rule in the state; but after the death of the great Whig, Daniel Webster, in 1852, all parties disintegrated, re-aligning themselves gradually in an aggressive anti-slavery party and the temporizing Democratic party.

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  • In oratory, James Otis, Fisher Ames, Josiah Quincy, junr., Webster, Choate, Everett, Sumner, Winthrop and Wendell Phillips; and, in addition, in statesmanship, Samuel Adams, John Adams and John Quincy Adams. In fiction, Hawthorne and Mrs Stowe.

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  • The cabinet which he called around him contained Daniel Webster, Thomas Corwin and John J.

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  • On the death of Webster in 1852, Edward Everett became secretary of state.

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  • He wrote: Life and Letters of George Cabot (1877); Alexander Hamilton (1882), Daniel Webster (1883) and George Washington (2 vols., 1889), in the "American Statesmen" series; A Short History of the English Colonies in America (1881); Studies in History (1884); Boston (1891), in the "Historic Towns" series; Historical and Political Essays (1892); with Theodore Roosevelt, Hero Tales from American History (1895); Certain Accepted Heroes (1897); The Story of the American Revolution (2 vols., 1898); The War with Spain (1899); A Fighting Frigate (1902); A Frontier Town (1906); and, with J.

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  • Hartford was the birthplace of Noah Webster, who here published his Grammatical Institute of the English Language (1783-1785), and of Henry Barnard, John Fiske and Frederick Law Olmsted, and has been the home of Samuel P. Goodrich (Peter Parley), George D.

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  • which, in the course of four years, was occupied successively by Messrs Webster, Legare, Upshur, Calhoun and Buchanan.

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  • On the death, in October 1852, of his friend Daniel Webster, to whom he had always been closely attached, and of whom he was always a confidential adviser, he succeeded him as secretary of state, which post he held for the remaining months of Fillmore's administration, leaving it to go into the Senate in 1853, as one of the representatives of Massachusetts.

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  • After his death his wife until 1871 was head of a similar community at Germantown in Webster parish.

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  • Because of Daniel Webster's arguments in the Dartmouth College Case, and because his party had favoured the support of the Congregational Church by public taxation, he became very unpopular in this his native state.

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  • Pierce was not a great statesman, and his fame has been overshadowed by that of Benton, Calhoun, Clay and Webster.

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  • Ephraim Webster, who built a trading-post near the mouth of Onondaga Creek in 1786, was the first white settler.

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  • In1796-1797there was a permanent settlement known as Webster's Landing, and in 1797 a settlement was begun at Salina, a short distance to the north on the lake shore.

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  • He retained Harrison's cabinet until his veto of the bill for a "fiscal corporation" led to the resignation of all the members except Daniel Webster, who was bringing to a close the negotiations with Lord Ashburton for the settlement of the north-eastern boundary dispute; and he not only opposed the recognition of the spoils system in appointments and removals, but kept at their posts some of the ablest of the ministers abroad.

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  • Webster patented an improved process for making alumina, and the following year he organized the Aluminium Crown Metal Co.

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  • of Oldbury was promoted to combine the advantages of Webster's alumina and Castner's sodium.

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  • ANDREW HULL FOOTE (1806-1863), American admiral, was born at New Haven, Connecticut, on the 12th of September 1806, his father, Samuel Augustus Foote (1780-1846), being a prominent lawyer and Whig politician, who as U.S. senator moved in 1829 Foote's resolutions " on public lands, in the discussion of which Daniel Webster made his " reply to Hayne."

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  • There are a soldiers' memorial arch, a statue of Daniel Webster by Thomas Ball, and statues of John P. Hale, John Stark, and Commodore George H.

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  • In 1654 Seth Ward (1617-1689), the Savilian professor of astronomy, replying in his Vindiciae academiarum to some other assaults (especially against John Webster's Examen of Academies) on the academic system, retorted upon Hobbes that, so far from the universities being now what he had known them in his youth, he would find his geometrical pieces, when they appeared, better understood there than he should like.

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  • Hayne is best remembered, however, for his great debate with Daniel Webster in January 1830.

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  • Yet he ventured to publish an edition of Shakespeare, without having ever in his life, as far as can be discovered, read a single scene of Massinger, Ford, Dekker, Webster, Marlow, Beaumont or Fletcher.

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  • Webster gives the etymology gad well =go about well.

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  • He graduated in 1845 at Amherst, where his attention was turned to the study of Anglo-Saxon by Noah Webster.

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  • The purity and integrity of his life are commemorated in a sentence by Daniel Webster: "When the spotless ermine of the judicial robe fell on John Jay, it touched nothing less spotless than itself."

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  • (1) See Noah Webster's History of Epidemic Diseases, 8vo (2 vols., London, 1800) (a work which makes no pretension to medical learning, but exhibits the history of epidemics in connexion with physical disasters - as earthquakes, famines, &c.); Lersch, Kleine Pest-Chronik (8vo, 1880) (a convenient short compendium, but not always accurate); "Athanasii Kircheri Chronologia Pestium" (to A.D.

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  • Webster, Dynamics of Particles, &c. (1904); E.

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  • Calhoun, in turn, introduced resolutions upholding the doctrine held by South Carolina, and it was in the debate on the first-named measure, termed the "Force Bill," and on these resolutions, that the first intellectual duel took place between Daniel Webster and Calhoun.

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  • Webster declared that the Federal government through the Supreme Court was the ultimate expounder and interpreter of its own powers, while Calhoun championed the rights of the individual state under a written contract which reserved to each state its sovereignty.

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  • Calhoun is most often compared with Webster and Clay.

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  • Calhoun possessed neither Webster's brilliant rhetoric nor his easy versatility, but he surpassed him in the ordered method and logical sequence of his mind.

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  • The most important speeches and papers are: - The South Carolina Exposition (1828); Speech on the Force Bill (1833); Reply to Webster (1833); Speech on the Reception of Abolitionist Petitions (1836), and on the Veto Power (1842); a Disquisition on Government, and a Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States (1849-1850) - the last two, written a short time before his death, defend with great ability the rights of a minority under a government such as that of the United States.

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  • Thereafter, until the end of life, and in a field where he met, as either friend or foe, John Quincy Adams, Gallatin, Madison, Monroe, Webster, Jackson, Calhoun, Randolph and Benton, his political activity was wellnigh ceaseless.

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  • In spite of the opposition of Webster and other prominent statesmen, Clay succeeded in enacting a tariff which the people of the Southern states denounced as a "tariff of abominations."

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  • He chose for his cabinet Daniel Webster as secretary of state, Thomas Ewing as secretary of the treasury, John Bell as secretary of war, George E.

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  • Yet it required four ballots in the national convention to overcome the reluctance of Webster's, Clay's and Scott's followers and secure the party nomination.

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  • The Wilmot Proviso and the bill to organize the territory of Oregon had already aroused both sections and had given occasion for Webster and Calhoun to state their respective views upon the constitutional questions involved.

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  • FORT DODGE, a city and the county-seat of Webster county, Iowa, U.S.A., on the Des Moines river, 85 m.

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  • The Rev. Stephen Bachiler, an Oxford man and a Churchman, who became a Nonconformist and emigrated to Boston in 1632, was one of her forebears and also an ancestor of Daniel Webster.

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  • " Ichabod " and " The Lost Occasion," both evoked by the attitude of Webster, are Roman in their condemnation and " wild with all regret."

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  • Terror and pity had never found on the stage word or expression which so exactly realized the ideal aim of tragic poetry among the countrymen of Aeschylus and Sophocles since the time or since the passing of Shakespeare, of Marlowe and of Webster.

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  • It contains the villages of Franklin, Franklin Falls, Webster Place and Lake City, the last a summer resort.

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  • Here, in what was then a part of the town of Salisbury, Daniel Webster was born, and on the Webster farm is the New Hampshire orphans' home, established in 1871.

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  • For several years he devoted himself unremittingly to his profession, but in 1841 succeeded Daniel Webster in the United States Senate.

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  • On Webster's re-election to the Senate, Choate resumed (1845) his law practice, which no amount of urging could ever persuade him to abandon for public office, save for a short term as attorneygeneral of Massachusetts in 1853-1854.

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  • He was a faithful supporter of Webster's policy as declared in the latter's famous "Seventh of March Speech" (1850) and laboured to secure for him the presidential nomination at the Whig national convention in 1852.

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  • Webster & Co.

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  • ALEXANDER WEBSTER (1707-1784), Scottish writer and minister, son of James Webster, a covenanting minister, was born in Edinburgh in 1707.

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  • In 1755 the government commissioned Webster to obtain data for the first census of Scotland, which he carried out in the same year.

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  • Webster published in 1748 his Calculations, setting forth the principles on which his scheme for widows' pensions was based; he also wrote a defence of the Methodist movement in 1742, and Zeal for the Civil and Religious Interests of Mankind Commended (1754).

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  • Benjamin Nottingham Webster >>

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  • The story was amplified by Spalding and Gray in 1865, 1866 and 1870, and in its final form declared that Whitman learned at the British fort Walla Walla in September 1842 that a large number of British settlers were expected, and that it was hoped that the treaty then supposed to be in process of negotiation between Lord Ashburton and Daniel Webster, Secretary of State, would give the territory to the British.

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  • Thereupon Whitman made his way to Washington, and with much difficulty convinced Webster and President Tyler of the value of the country and prevented its exchange for fishing privileges off`Newfoundland.

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  • Webster, Spain (London, 1882); M.

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  • He graduated at Harvard in 1828, studied law with Daniel Webster and in 1831 was admitted to the bar.

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  • On the resignation of Daniel Webster to become secretary of state, Winthrop was appointed to the Senate (July 1850), but was defeated in the Massachusetts legislature for the short term (Jan.

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  • Edward Hopkins Thomas Welles John Webster John Winthrop Thomas Welles John Winthrop William Leete Robert Treat.

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  • R Mc Tellico Bryson 'kilns City Webster to, , rah Ro birl ?io'eto ?'n

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  • The History of Arianism was published in English (1728-1729) by William Webster, with an appendix on the English writers in the Socinian and Arian controversies.

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  • "Mr. Jones," was Jack Webster, a local realtor, who was apparently having an affair with the wife of a city council member.

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  • Webster J, Osborne S. Preoperative bathing or showering with skin antiseptics to prevent surgical site infection.

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  • The top price of the day was a Delta Webster daughter just freshly calved in her first lactation.

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  • It was for Ms Webster to show that the alleged discriminator had treated her less favorably.

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  • Lalie and Webster use the codes and Lalie's robot to reprogram Kiell's security droid.

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  • A single Webster will deliver stereo fidelity by just using one speaker!

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  • Dave Webster addressed the haggis, taking particular delight in stabbing a vegetarian haggis.

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  • hairpin on the first lap Webster looked simply invincible.

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  • Big Themes/Standout Tracks John David Webster has an ear for a good melody, and many of these songs are instantly hummable.

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  • Braking hard into the hairpin on the first lap Webster looked simply invincible.

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  • The top price of the day was a Delta Webster daughter just freshly calved in her first lactation.

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  • The most famous sidecar racer, Steve Webster, only found out 10 days before the first race at Silverstone.

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  • I find it strange the way Morgan Webster, the fat little runt they have the sense of humor to call a singer.

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  • The concerts both featured Roger Webster as guest cornet soloist, with a surprise vocal solo from Sara Abbey.

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  • Webster's revised unabridged Dictionary asserts that the word is a combination of Jack + kangaroo.

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  • There are mineral springs, mostly medicinal waters, in Greenbrier, Summers, Webster, Ohio and Preston counties.

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  • On American Presbyterianism, see Charles Hodge, Constitutional History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America,1706-1788(2 vols., Philadelphia, 1839-1840); Records of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America from 1706 to 1788 (ibid., 1841); Richard Webster, History of the Presbyterian Church in America (ibid., 1858); E.

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  • On the gth of May 1843 he was appointed secretary of state ad interim, after the resignation of Daniel Webster.

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  • With Thomas Dekker he wrote The Fairy Knight and The Bristowe Merchant (licensed in 1624, but both unpublished), with John Webster A late Murther of the Sonne upon the Mother (licensed in 1624).

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  • The academy is one of the foremost secondary schools in the country, and among its alumni have been Daniel Webster, Edward Everett, Lewis Cass (born in Exeter in a house still standing), John Parker Hale, George Bancroft, Jared Sparks, John Gorham Palfrey, Richard Hildreth and Francis Bowen.

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  • Webster has observed ants, foreseeing this emigration, to carry aphids from apple trees to .grasses.

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  • DANIEL WEBSTER (1782-1852), American statesman, was born in Salisbury (now Franklin), New Hampshire, on the 18th of January 1782.

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  • He was a descendant of Thomas Webster, of Scottish ancestry, who settled in New Hampshire about 1636.

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  • His father, Ebenezer Webster (1739-1806), was a sturdy frontiers - man; when, in 1763, he built his log cabin in the town of Salis - bury there was no habitation between him and Canada.

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  • Admitted to the bar in Boston in 1805, Webster began the practice of law at Boscawen, but his father died a year later, and Webster removed in the autumn of 1807 to Portsmouth, then one of the leading commercial cities of New England.

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  • Webster had been in the House less than three weeks when he greatly embarrassed the administration by introducing a set of resolutions asking for information relating to the immediate cause of the war.

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  • Webster removed to Boston in June 1816.

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  • Jeremiah Mason (1768-1848), a lawyer of the first rank, Jeremiah Smith and Webster appeared for the college, and argued that these acts were invalid because they were not within the general scope of the legislature's power, because they violated provisions of the state constitution and because they violated the clause of the Federal Constitution which prohibits a state from impairing the obligation of contracts but the court decided against them.

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  • On the last point, however, the case was carried to the Supreme Court of the United States, and there Webster, presenting principally arguments of his colleagues at the state trial and making a powerful appeal to the emotions of the court, won the case for the college and for himself the front rank at the American bar.

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  • The result, too, vindicating as it did the supremacy of the Constitution of the United States, was a substantial gain for that nationalism which Webster advocated in his first Fourth of July oration at Hanover, and the promotion of which was for the remainder of his career his principal service to his country.

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  • Webster, supported by William Pinkney and William Wirt, argued in February 1819, (I) that the power to establish a bank was to be implied from the general power given to Congress to administer the financial affairs of the nation, and was a means of administering the finances which was appropriate and within the discretion of Congress; (2) that "the power to tax is the power to destroy," and that a state had not the constitutional power to impose a tax upon any instrumentality of the government of the United States.

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  • Four years later (1823) Webster argued the case of Gibbons v.

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  • Webster argued that the Federal Constitution gave to Congress control over interstate commerce, and that any interference .by the legislature of a state with this commerce was unconstitu - tional and void.

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  • The Supreme Court so held; its opinion, written by Chief Justice Marshall, being little else than a recital of Webster's argument.

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  • Saunders, heard in 1824 and reheard in 1827, in which the question was the validity or invalidity of the insolvent laws of the several states, Webster argued that the clause prohibiting a state from impairing the obligation of contracts applied to future as well as to past contracts, but the court decided against him.

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  • Meanwhile Webster had come to be recognized as the first American orator.

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  • In the following year Webster delivered his oration in commemoration of the second and third presidents of the United States - John Adams and Thomas Jefferson - who died on the 4th of July 1826; it is particularly remarkable for Adams's imaginary reply in the Continental 'Congress to the arguments against a Declaration of Independence, beginning with the familiar quotation: "Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I gave my hand and my heart to this vote."

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  • Webster's physical endowments as an orator were extraordinary.

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  • "Not many days ago I saw at breakfast the notablest of your notabilities, Daniel Webster.

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  • In 1820 Webster took an important part in the convention called to revise the constitution of Massachusetts, his arguments in favour of removing the religious test, in favour of retaining property representation in the Senate, and in favour of increasing the independence of the judiciary, being especially notable.

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  • When, however, the tariff bill of 1828, which was still more protective, came up for discussion, Webster had ceased to oppose protection; but he did not attempt to argue in favour of it.

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  • Hayne, from the same state, voiced this doctrine in the Senate, and Webster's reply was his most powerful exposition of the national conception of the Union.

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  • Webster's brief reply drew from Hayne a second speech, in which he entered into a full exposition of the doctrine of nullification, and the important part of Webster's second reply to Hayne on the 26th and 27th of January is a masterly exposition of the Constitution as in his opinion it had come to be after a development of more than forty years.

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  • Whatever may be said of the original creation of the Constitution, whether by the states or by the people, its development under the influences of a growing nationalism was a strong support to Webster's argument, and no other speech so strengthened Union sentiment throughout the North; its keynote was "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable."

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  • A bill, known as the Force Bill, was introduced in the Senate, and in the debate upon it Webster had an encounter with Calhoun.

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  • Webster's support of President Jackson in the South Carolina trouble helped to drive Calhoun into an alliance with Clay; and Clay, whose plan of preserving the Union was by compromise, came forward with a bill for greatly reducing the tariff.

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  • Webster, strongly opposed to yielding in this way, made a vigorous speech against the bill, but it passed and South Carolina claimed a victory.

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  • In the same year (1833) the Whig party began to take definite form under the leadership of Clay, in opposition, chiefly, to President Jackson's bank policy, and Webster joined the ranks behind Clay with an aspiration for the presidency.

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  • Four years later his party passed him by for William Henry Harrison, the hero of Tippecanoe, and Webster refused the proffered nomination for vice-president.

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  • President Harrison appointed Webster secretary of state but died one month after taking office.

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  • John Tyler, who succeeded to the presidency, was soon "read out of his party," and all his cabinet except Webster resigned.

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  • Webster hesitated, but after consultation with a delegation of Massachusetts Whigs decided to remain.

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  • Immediately after the treaty had been concluded the Whigs insisted that Webster should leave the cabinet.

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  • In June 1843, on the occasion of the completion of the Bunker Hill monument, Webster delivered another classic oration.

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  • The suit was brought to break the will, and Webster, for the plaintiffs, after stating that the devise could stand only on condition that it was a charity, argued that it was not a charity because no teaching was such except Christian teaching.

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  • Webster was returned to the Senate in 1845.

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  • At the beginning of the quarrel of the North and the South over the organization of the territory acquired from Mexico, Calhoun contended that the Constitution of the United States extended over this territory and carried slavery with it, but Webster denied this on the ground that the territory was the property of, not part of, the United States, and Webster's view prevailed.

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  • The whole matter had, therefore, to be adjusted by Congress, and as the growing intensity of the quarrel revealed the depth of the chasm between the sections, Clay came forward with the famous compromise of 1850, and Webster's last great speech - "The Constitution and the Union," or as it is more commonly known "The Seventh of March Speech" - was in support of this Compromise.

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  • In July 1859 Webster again became secretary of state, in the cabinet of President Fillmore.

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  • Webster was twice married - first in 1898 to Grace, daughter of Rev. Elijah Fletcher, a New Hampshire clergyman.

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  • Webster's second wife was Caroline Le Roy, daughter of Jacob Le Roy, a New York merchant.

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  • The universal expression of respect and admiration at the time of Webster's death showed that he had retained the confidence of his people.

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  • It is not too much to say that the conviction of the justice of their cause that carried the northern states successfully through the Civil War was largely due to the arguments of Webster.

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  • - The Works of Daniel Webster (6 vols., Boston, 1851) contain a biographical memoir by Edward Everett; G.

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  • Curtis, Life of Daniel Webster (2 vols., New York, 1870) is the most complete biography, but it is written wholly from an admirer's point of view.

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  • McIntyre (ed.), Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster (18 vols., Boston, 1903); Fletcher Webster (ed.), Daniel Webster's Private Correspondence (2 vols., Boston, 1857); H.

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  • C. Lodge, Daniel Webster (Boston, 1899); J.

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  • McMaster, Daniel Webster (New York, 1902); E.

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  • P. Wheeler, Daniel Webster, the Expounder of the Constitution (New York, 2905); S.

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  • McCall, Daniel Webster (Boston, 2902); and Norman Hapgood, Daniel Webster (Boston, 28 99).

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  • John Webster >>

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  • Webster and E.

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  • Stephens and other Whigs of the South then chose Daniel Webster, but a little later they joined the Democrats.

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  • From 1807 to 1816 Portsmouth was the home of Daniel Webster.

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  • Stebbins), Daniel Webster (H.

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  • Daniel Webster supported the plan in his great speech of the 7th of March, although in doing so he alienated many of his former admirers.

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  • Finally, although Clay for his support of the compromises and Seward and Chase for their opposition have gained in reputation, Webster has been selected as the special target for hostile criticism.

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  • Noah Webster lived in the village from 1812 to 1822, when working on his Dictionary; and Emily Dickinson and Helen M.

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  • His philological studies, to which the last fourteen years of his life were devoted, resulted in the compilation of "A Glossary of Provincial and Archaic Words," intended as a supplement to Dr Johnson's Dictionary, but never published except in part, which finally in 1831 passed into the hands of the English compilers of Webster's Dictionary, by whom it was utilized.

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  • Efforts were made by the United States government to recover the slaves, Daniel Webster, then secretary of state, asserting that on an American ship they were under the jurisdiction of the United States and that they were legally property.

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  • Webster, " The Basque and the Kelt," in Journ.

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  • Webster, " The Celt-iberians," Academy xl.

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  • in the vicinity of Fort Dodge (Webster county), from which was taken in 1908 a product valued at $565,645, having increased to that figure from $45,819 in 1898.

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  • The Federalist domination had been succeeded by Whig rule in the state; but after the death of the great Whig, Daniel Webster, in 1852, all parties disintegrated, re-aligning themselves gradually in an aggressive anti-slavery party and the temporizing Democratic party.

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  • In oratory, James Otis, Fisher Ames, Josiah Quincy, junr., Webster, Choate, Everett, Sumner, Winthrop and Wendell Phillips; and, in addition, in statesmanship, Samuel Adams, John Adams and John Quincy Adams. In fiction, Hawthorne and Mrs Stowe.

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  • The cabinet which he called around him contained Daniel Webster, Thomas Corwin and John J.

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  • On the death of Webster in 1852, Edward Everett became secretary of state.

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  • He wrote: Life and Letters of George Cabot (1877); Alexander Hamilton (1882), Daniel Webster (1883) and George Washington (2 vols., 1889), in the "American Statesmen" series; A Short History of the English Colonies in America (1881); Studies in History (1884); Boston (1891), in the "Historic Towns" series; Historical and Political Essays (1892); with Theodore Roosevelt, Hero Tales from American History (1895); Certain Accepted Heroes (1897); The Story of the American Revolution (2 vols., 1898); The War with Spain (1899); A Fighting Frigate (1902); A Frontier Town (1906); and, with J.

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  • Hartford was the birthplace of Noah Webster, who here published his Grammatical Institute of the English Language (1783-1785), and of Henry Barnard, John Fiske and Frederick Law Olmsted, and has been the home of Samuel P. Goodrich (Peter Parley), George D.

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  • m., and the western coalfield, which is in Henderson, Union, Webster, Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Ohio, Hopkins, Butler, Muhlenberg and Christian counties, and has an area of 5800 sq.

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  • which, in the course of four years, was occupied successively by Messrs Webster, Legare, Upshur, Calhoun and Buchanan.

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  • On the death, in October 1852, of his friend Daniel Webster, to whom he had always been closely attached, and of whom he was always a confidential adviser, he succeeded him as secretary of state, which post he held for the remaining months of Fillmore's administration, leaving it to go into the Senate in 1853, as one of the representatives of Massachusetts.

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  • After his death his wife until 1871 was head of a similar community at Germantown in Webster parish.

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  • Because of Daniel Webster's arguments in the Dartmouth College Case, and because his party had favoured the support of the Congregational Church by public taxation, he became very unpopular in this his native state.

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  • Pierce was not a great statesman, and his fame has been overshadowed by that of Benton, Calhoun, Clay and Webster.

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  • Ephraim Webster, who built a trading-post near the mouth of Onondaga Creek in 1786, was the first white settler.

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  • In1796-1797there was a permanent settlement known as Webster's Landing, and in 1797 a settlement was begun at Salina, a short distance to the north on the lake shore.

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  • He retained Harrison's cabinet until his veto of the bill for a "fiscal corporation" led to the resignation of all the members except Daniel Webster, who was bringing to a close the negotiations with Lord Ashburton for the settlement of the north-eastern boundary dispute; and he not only opposed the recognition of the spoils system in appointments and removals, but kept at their posts some of the ablest of the ministers abroad.

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  • Webster patented an improved process for making alumina, and the following year he organized the Aluminium Crown Metal Co.

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  • of Oldbury was promoted to combine the advantages of Webster's alumina and Castner's sodium.

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  • ANDREW HULL FOOTE (1806-1863), American admiral, was born at New Haven, Connecticut, on the 12th of September 1806, his father, Samuel Augustus Foote (1780-1846), being a prominent lawyer and Whig politician, who as U.S. senator moved in 1829 Foote's resolutions " on public lands, in the discussion of which Daniel Webster made his " reply to Hayne."

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  • There are a soldiers' memorial arch, a statue of Daniel Webster by Thomas Ball, and statues of John P. Hale, John Stark, and Commodore George H.

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  • In 1654 Seth Ward (1617-1689), the Savilian professor of astronomy, replying in his Vindiciae academiarum to some other assaults (especially against John Webster's Examen of Academies) on the academic system, retorted upon Hobbes that, so far from the universities being now what he had known them in his youth, he would find his geometrical pieces, when they appeared, better understood there than he should like.

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  • Hayne is best remembered, however, for his great debate with Daniel Webster in January 1830.

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  • Yet he ventured to publish an edition of Shakespeare, without having ever in his life, as far as can be discovered, read a single scene of Massinger, Ford, Dekker, Webster, Marlow, Beaumont or Fletcher.

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  • Webster gives the etymology gad well =go about well.

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  • He graduated in 1845 at Amherst, where his attention was turned to the study of Anglo-Saxon by Noah Webster.

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  • The purity and integrity of his life are commemorated in a sentence by Daniel Webster: "When the spotless ermine of the judicial robe fell on John Jay, it touched nothing less spotless than itself."

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  • (1) See Noah Webster's History of Epidemic Diseases, 8vo (2 vols., London, 1800) (a work which makes no pretension to medical learning, but exhibits the history of epidemics in connexion with physical disasters - as earthquakes, famines, &c.); Lersch, Kleine Pest-Chronik (8vo, 1880) (a convenient short compendium, but not always accurate); "Athanasii Kircheri Chronologia Pestium" (to A.D.

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  • Webster, Dynamics of Particles, &c. (1904); E.

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  • Calhoun, in turn, introduced resolutions upholding the doctrine held by South Carolina, and it was in the debate on the first-named measure, termed the "Force Bill," and on these resolutions, that the first intellectual duel took place between Daniel Webster and Calhoun.

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  • Webster declared that the Federal government through the Supreme Court was the ultimate expounder and interpreter of its own powers, while Calhoun championed the rights of the individual state under a written contract which reserved to each state its sovereignty.

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  • Calhoun is most often compared with Webster and Clay.

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  • Calhoun possessed neither Webster's brilliant rhetoric nor his easy versatility, but he surpassed him in the ordered method and logical sequence of his mind.

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  • The most important speeches and papers are: - The South Carolina Exposition (1828); Speech on the Force Bill (1833); Reply to Webster (1833); Speech on the Reception of Abolitionist Petitions (1836), and on the Veto Power (1842); a Disquisition on Government, and a Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States (1849-1850) - the last two, written a short time before his death, defend with great ability the rights of a minority under a government such as that of the United States.

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  • Thereafter, until the end of life, and in a field where he met, as either friend or foe, John Quincy Adams, Gallatin, Madison, Monroe, Webster, Jackson, Calhoun, Randolph and Benton, his political activity was wellnigh ceaseless.

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  • In spite of the opposition of Webster and other prominent statesmen, Clay succeeded in enacting a tariff which the people of the Southern states denounced as a "tariff of abominations."

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  • See also the Twelfth Census of the United States (Washington, 1901-1902); Silas Farmer, Michigan Book: a State Cyclopaedia with Sectional County Maps (Detroit, 1901); Bela Hubbard, Memorials of a Half-Century (New York, 1887), a well written account of observations, chiefly upon scenery, fauna, flora and climate; Webster Cook, Michigan: its History and Government (New York, 1905), written primarily for use in schools and containing a reference bibliography; A.

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  • He chose for his cabinet Daniel Webster as secretary of state, Thomas Ewing as secretary of the treasury, John Bell as secretary of war, George E.

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  • Yet it required four ballots in the national convention to overcome the reluctance of Webster's, Clay's and Scott's followers and secure the party nomination.

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  • The Wilmot Proviso and the bill to organize the territory of Oregon had already aroused both sections and had given occasion for Webster and Calhoun to state their respective views upon the constitutional questions involved.

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  • and ii., New York, 1892), and an article by Sidney Webster, " Mr Marcy, the Cuban Question, and the Ostend Manifesto," in vol.

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  • FORT DODGE, a city and the county-seat of Webster county, Iowa, U.S.A., on the Des Moines river, 85 m.

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  • The Rev. Stephen Bachiler, an Oxford man and a Churchman, who became a Nonconformist and emigrated to Boston in 1632, was one of her forebears and also an ancestor of Daniel Webster.

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  • " Ichabod " and " The Lost Occasion," both evoked by the attitude of Webster, are Roman in their condemnation and " wild with all regret."

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  • Terror and pity had never found on the stage word or expression which so exactly realized the ideal aim of tragic poetry among the countrymen of Aeschylus and Sophocles since the time or since the passing of Shakespeare, of Marlowe and of Webster.

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  • It contains the villages of Franklin, Franklin Falls, Webster Place and Lake City, the last a summer resort.

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  • Here, in what was then a part of the town of Salisbury, Daniel Webster was born, and on the Webster farm is the New Hampshire orphans' home, established in 1871.

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  • For several years he devoted himself unremittingly to his profession, but in 1841 succeeded Daniel Webster in the United States Senate.

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  • On Webster's re-election to the Senate, Choate resumed (1845) his law practice, which no amount of urging could ever persuade him to abandon for public office, save for a short term as attorneygeneral of Massachusetts in 1853-1854.

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  • He was a faithful supporter of Webster's policy as declared in the latter's famous "Seventh of March Speech" (1850) and laboured to secure for him the presidential nomination at the Whig national convention in 1852.

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  • Webster & Co.

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  • ALEXANDER WEBSTER (1707-1784), Scottish writer and minister, son of James Webster, a covenanting minister, was born in Edinburgh in 1707.

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  • In 1755 the government commissioned Webster to obtain data for the first census of Scotland, which he carried out in the same year.

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  • Webster published in 1748 his Calculations, setting forth the principles on which his scheme for widows' pensions was based; he also wrote a defence of the Methodist movement in 1742, and Zeal for the Civil and Religious Interests of Mankind Commended (1754).

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  • The story was amplified by Spalding and Gray in 1865, 1866 and 1870, and in its final form declared that Whitman learned at the British fort Walla Walla in September 1842 that a large number of British settlers were expected, and that it was hoped that the treaty then supposed to be in process of negotiation between Lord Ashburton and Daniel Webster, Secretary of State, would give the territory to the British.

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  • Thereupon Whitman made his way to Washington, and with much difficulty convinced Webster and President Tyler of the value of the country and prevented its exchange for fishing privileges off`Newfoundland.

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  • Webster, Spain (London, 1882); M.

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  • He graduated at Harvard in 1828, studied law with Daniel Webster and in 1831 was admitted to the bar.

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  • On the resignation of Daniel Webster to become secretary of state, Winthrop was appointed to the Senate (July 1850), but was defeated in the Massachusetts legislature for the short term (Jan.

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  • Edward Hopkins Thomas Welles John Webster John Winthrop Thomas Welles John Winthrop William Leete Robert Treat.

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  • R Mc Tellico Bryson 'kilns City Webster to, , rah Ro birl ?io'eto ?'n

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  • The History of Arianism was published in English (1728-1729) by William Webster, with an appendix on the English writers in the Socinian and Arian controversies.

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  • When Daniel Webster was a child he lived in the country, far from any city.

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  • One was Mr. Webster's horse; the other was an old gray nag with a lady's sidesaddle on its back.

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  • "Young Dan Webster," answered his father.

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  • "I understand," said Mr. Webster.

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  • Mr. Webster rode in front, and Daniel, on the old gray nag, followed behind.

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  • Daniel Webster lived to become a famous orator and a great statesman.

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  • The battle which I witnessed took place in the Presidency of Polk, five years before the passage of Webster's Fugitive-Slave Bill.

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  • God is only the president of the day, and Webster is his orator.

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  • The most famous sidecar racer, Steve Webster, only found out 10 days before the first race at Silverstone.

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  • I find it strange the way Morgan Webster, the fat little runt they have the sense of humor to call a singer.

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  • Steve Webster, the world 's greatest sidecar racer, retired at the end of the Assen Grand Prix in 2005.

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  • Webster 's Revised Unabridged Dictionary asserts that the word is a combination of Jack + kangaroo.

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  • Adults need something more substantial, like Webster's or the Oxford American Dictionary.

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  • Webster's Online Dictionary is a free online dictionary that is based on Webster's 1913 unabridged dictionary.

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  • The mission of developers behind Webster's Online Dictionary is to create the largest free dictionary of modern language.

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  • Webster's Online Dictionary began in 1999, but it took another four years before the first content was accessible online.

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  • With a few clicks of the mouse, a webmaster can create the code needed to add a Webster's Dictionary search box to his website.

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  • If you enjoy learning new words, the Webster's Online Dictionary features a new word for each day, hour, and minute, and also an interest quote of the day.

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  • While others argue over whether a word is a real word or just a slang expression, the people at Webster's have opted to include slang as well as official words in its listings.

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  • Webster's Dictionary offers more than just definitions.

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  • Webster's provides more than any standard dictionary.

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  • The Merriam Webster online dictionary is an efficient way to look up definitions, the phonics and synonyms of words.

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  • To reach the Merriam Webster online dictionary, type www.merriam-webster.com into your browser's URL bar.

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  • Whether you need to look up a quick word, want to learn about the English language or rely on Merriam Webster for all your language needs, you can search with confidence based on their over-150 years of experience putting together lexicons.

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  • Webster's Dictionary online for use in the home, school or other environment offers a quick way to look up the definition of a word.

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  • One thing to keep in mind is that just because you see the name Webster's in the title of a dictionary, doesn't mean it's the name you've come to know associated with dictionaries.

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  • Over the years, the name Webster, which is synonymous with dictionaries, has become attached to anything dealing with the definition of words.

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  • If you look at the publishing company Random House, you'll notice they have dictionaries that are called Random House Webster's.

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  • While the name itself can't be copyrighted, you can recognize a true Webster's dictionary by the added name Merriam, so the title will say Merriam-Webster Dictionary or some variation thereof.

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  • The Webster's Dictionary online for use on your computer is free.

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  • If you feel you need a more comprehensive version, then you can subscribe to the Webster's Unabridged Dictionary for a small fee.

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  • A computer isn't the only device you need to access the Webster's Dictionary.

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  • If you have an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, a Blackberry, an Android phone or a Kindle, then you can have access to the expansive Merriam Webster's Dictionary by downloading the applications.

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  • If you want the true Webster's Dictionary, make sure that it also has Merriam in the title.

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  • Unlike other types of dictionaries like Webster's where you can just look up a word and see an entry, crossword puzzle dictionaries work a little bit differently.

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  • Daniel Webster is just one famous alumnus.

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  • Daniel Webster is just one famous alumnus.

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  • Andi's story reminded me so much of the trials I went through with my own dog, Webster, that I was fascinated and I think you will be, too.

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  • As I mentioned, my first dog, Webster, became sick after the first six weeks of me owing him.

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  • I was beyond lucky to have a vet who did look right away at his diet to see that Webster was allergic to soy, salt and preservatives.

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  • When I got my first dog, Webster, I always remembered what I had learned riding and brought all of that with me to my dogs and never looked back.

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  • When I got my own first dog back in 1985, Webster, I had fantastic ideas about how much fun it would be to have him walk with me by my side without a leash the way I had seen all the well-trained dogs do at the horse shows.

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  • These ruffs became somewhat ridiculous in the amount of stiffness and size; a writer of the time, Webster, talked about a man carrying himself "...monstrous steady for fear of breaking."

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  • Webster St # 325, Corner of Webster and Sacramento, San Francisco - (415) 923-3034 In Pacific Heights on the MUNI line.

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  • Generally, Webster's defines a pagan as "heathen - not recognizing the god of Christianity, Islam, or Judaism".

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  • If your children are school aged and the only dictionary you have in the house is a twenty pound unabridged Webster's, it's time to start looking at kids' dictionaries.

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  • Merriam Webster's Elementary Dictionary is a smart choice for elementary-aged learners.

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  • Merriam Webster's Intermediate Dictionary has more than 65,000 entries including over 1000 illustrations and tables.

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  • There's really no better place to start revamping the frugal mindset than going to Webster, which defines Frugal: "characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources".

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  • Peter Armitage - Armitage played the role of Bill Webster from 1984-1985.

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  • According to Miriam Webster online, the most common definition of the word "cuff" is "something (as a part of a sleeve or glove) encircling the wrist".

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  • According to Webster, a robot is "a machine that looks like a human being and performs various complex acts…of a human being" (Definition).

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  • The Webster Groves High School Art Department makes use of this, including acknowledgement of the student team and coaches working on the site.

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