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  • Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong (work by Oates)

    Joyce Carol Oates: Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong (2014) is a collection of tales that explore the sinister possibilities of romantic entanglement.

  • Evil That Men Do, The (film by Thompson [1984])

    Charles Bronson: …including Love and Bullets (1979), The Evil That Men Do (1984), and Murphy’s Law (1986). In other movies he revealed humanity and tenderness beneath the toughness, as in Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner (1991) and the TV movie Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991).

  • evil, problem of (theology)

    Problem of evil, problem in theology and the philosophy of religion that arises for any view that affirms the following three propositions: God is almighty, God is perfectly good, and evil exists. An important statement of the problem of evil, attributed to Epicurus, was cited by the Scottish

  • Evinrude, Ole (American inventor)

    Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor of the first commercially successful outboard marine internal-combustion engine. Evinrude began work on this project in 1906 and by 1909 had developed a one-cylinder power plant rated at 1.5 horsepower. Subsequent outboard motors followed his transmission

  • evirato (music)

    Castrato, male soprano or contralto voice of great range, flexibility, and power, produced as a result of castration before puberty. The castrato voice was introduced in the 16th century, when women were banned from church choirs and the stage. It reached its greatest prominence in 17th- and 1

  • evisceration (industrial technology)

    poultry processing: Removal of heads and legs: …by a wall from the evisceration steps in order to minimize cross-contamination.

  • Evita (film by Parker [1996])

    Tim Rice: A 1996 film adaptation featured a new Rice–Lloyd Webber song, “You Must Love Me,” performed by pop star Madonna. It won an Academy Award for best original song.

  • Evita (musical by Lloyd Webber and Rice)

    Patti LuPone: Perón in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. The production, initially staged in Los Angeles, traveled to New York City later that year. LuPone’s embodiment of the Argentine leader’s rise to power won her the Tony Award for best actress in a musical. She continued to work steadily in New York and…

  • Evita (Argentine political figure and actress)

    Eva Perón, second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón, who, during her husband’s first term as president (1946–52), became a powerful though unofficial political leader, revered by the lower economic classes. Duarte was born in the small town of Los Toldos on the Argentine Pampas. Her parents,

  • evkaf (Ottoman institution)

    Ottoman Empire: Move toward centralization: …created a new directorate of evkaf (charitable endowments) in 1826, hoping to gain control of the hitherto independent financial base of ulama power. To make his power more effective, he built new roads and in 1834 inaugurated a postal service.

  • évk?nyv: ezerkilencszáznyolcvanhét, ezerkilencszáznyolcvannyolc (essays by Nádas)

    Péter Nádas: …several collections of essays, including évk?nyv: ezerkilencszáznyolcvanhét, ezerkilencszáznyolcvannyolc (1989; “Yearbook: Nineteen Eighty-seven, Nineteen Eighty-eight”), a collection of 10 essays assigned to months from February 1987 to March 1988. The essay topics ranged widely from love to death to politics and were illustrated with Nádas’s own photographs. He followed up with…

  • Evliya ?elebi (Turkish traveler and writer)

    Evliya ?elebi, one of the most celebrated Ottoman travelers, who journeyed for more than 40 years throughout the territories of the Ottoman Empire and adjacent lands. Son of the chief court jeweler, he was educated in a madrasah (Islamic college) and a Qur?ān school in Constantinople; and,

  • Evlogy (Russian metropolitan)

    Russian Orthodox Church: …then appointed metropolitans Platon and Evlogy as ruling bishops in America and Europe, respectively. Both of these metropolitans continued intermittently to entertain relations with the synod in Karlovci, but neither of them accepted it as a canonical authority.

  • evo-devo (evolution)

    biology, philosophy of: Form and function: …often referred to as “evo-devo,” and along with it a resurgence of interest in form over function. Many researchers in evo-devo argue that nature imposes certain general constraints on the ways in which organisms may develop, and therefore natural selection, the means by which function determines form, does not…

  • evocatio (Roman religion)

    Roman religion: Religion in the early Republic: …Italy a special ritual (evocatio) for inviting the patron deities of captured towns to abandon their homes and migrate to Rome.

  • Evocation (work by Picasso)

    Pablo Picasso: Discovery of Paris: …two funeral scenes (Mourners and Evocation), and in 1903 Casagemas appeared as the artist in the enigmatic painting La Vie.

  • évolué (French-African colonial group)

    Association of Algerian Muslim Ulama: Gallicized Algerian Muslims, known as évolués—Arabs by tradition and Frenchmen by education—insisted that Islam and France were not incompatible. They rejected the idea of an Algerian nation and stated that Algeria had for generations been identified in terms of its economic and cultural relations with France.

  • Evoluon (former museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands)

    Evoluon, former science and technology museum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, that opened in 1966 to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the company Philips. In 1989 the museum closed, and the building later became a conference centre. In 1963 work began on the Evoluon’s striking building, a

  • Evoluon Eindhoven (former museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands)

    Evoluon, former science and technology museum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, that opened in 1966 to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the company Philips. In 1989 the museum closed, and the building later became a conference centre. In 1963 work began on the Evoluon’s striking building, a

  • evolution (scientific theory)

    Evolution, theory in biology postulating that the various types of plants, animals, and other living things on Earth have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations. The theory of evolution is one of the

  • Evolution (painting by Mondrian)

    Piet Mondrian: Influence of Post-Impressionists and Luminists: In Evolution (1910–11), a triptych of three standing human figures, the human figure and architectural subjects look surprisingly similar, thus stressing Mondrian’s move toward a painting grounded more in forms and visual rhythms than in nature. In 1910 Mondrian’s Luminist works attracted considerable attention at the…

  • Evolution (album by Boyz II Men)

    Boyz II Men: …work on their next album, Evolution, which was released in 1997. While it had several hits—notably, “4 Seasons of Loneliness” and “A Song for Mama”—the album failed to sell as well as their previous efforts. Their next albums, Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya (2000) and Full Circle (2002), also saw declining…

  • Evolution créatrice, L’? (work by Bergson)

    continental philosophy: Dilthey and Bergson: As he remarked in Creative Evolution (1907): “Anticipated time is not mathematical time…. It coincides with duration, which is not subject to being prolonged or retracted at will. It is no longer something thought but something lived.” In France Bergson’s views made few inroads among more-traditional philosophers, in part…

  • évolution de l’humanité, L’? (work by Berr)

    Henri Berr: …editing a cooperative enterprise entitled L’évolution de l’humanité, 100 vol. (65 published between 1920 and 1954), a series of historical monographs intended as a synthetic survey of civilization from prehistory to the present.

  • Evolution of a Revolt (work by Lawrence)

    T.E. Lawrence: Major literary works: …Pillars, have been published as Evolution of a Revolt (edited by S. and R. Weintraub, 1968). Minorities (1971) reproduced an anthology of more than 100 poems Lawrence had collected in a notebook over many years, each possessing a crucial and revealing association with something in his life.

  • Evolution of Life, The (CD-ROM by Dawkins)

    Richard Dawkins: He also released The Evolution of Life (1996), an interactive CD-ROM with which users could create “biomorphs,” computer-simulated examples of evolution first introduced in The Blind Watchmaker.

  • Evolution of Man and Society, The (work by Darlington)

    Cyril Dean Darlington: The Evolution of Man and Society (1969) raised controversy by insisting that the intelligence of races was determined by inheritance.

  • evolution of the atmosphere

    Evolution of the atmosphere, the development of Earth’s atmosphere across geologic time. The process by which the current atmosphere arose from earlier conditions is complex; however, evidence related to the evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, though indirect, is abundant. Ancient sediments and rocks

  • Evolution of the Human Head, The (work by Lieberman)

    Daniel Lieberman: …2011 Lieberman published the acclaimed The Evolution of the Human Head, a comprehensive review of the human skull, its tissues, and the role played by natural selection in its development. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Anthropological Association.

  • Evolution of the Igneous Rocks, The (work by Bowen)

    Earth sciences: Experimental study of rocks: …systems, brought together in his Evolution of the Igneous Rocks (1928). Experimental petrology, both at the low-temperature range explored by van ’t Hoff and in the high ranges of temperature investigated by Bowen, continues to provide laboratory evidence for interpreting the chemical history of sedimentary and igneous rocks. Experimental petrology…

  • Evolution of the Land Plants (work by Campbell)

    Douglas Houghton Campbell: …nearly half a century, and Evolution of the Land Plants (1940), which summarized his phylogenetic arguments.

  • evolution, cultural (social science)

    Cultural evolution, the development of one or more cultures from simpler to more complex forms. The subject may be viewed as a unilinear phenomenon that describes the evolution of human behaviour as a whole, or it may be viewed as a multilinear phenomenon, in which case it describes the evolution

  • evolution, human

    Human evolution, the process by which human beings developed on Earth from now-extinct primates. Viewed zoologically, we humans are Homo sapiens, a culture-bearing upright-walking species that lives on the ground and very likely first evolved in Africa about 315,000 years ago. We are now the only

  • evolution, social (social science)

    history of Europe: The principle of evolution: Yet it should not be imagined that revolution by force or radical remodeling inspired every thinking European. Even if liberals and reactionaries were still ready to take to the barricades to achieve their ends, the conservatives were not, except in self-defense. The conservative philosophy,…

  • evolution, sociocultural (social science)

    Cultural evolution, the development of one or more cultures from simpler to more complex forms. The subject may be viewed as a unilinear phenomenon that describes the evolution of human behaviour as a whole, or it may be viewed as a multilinear phenomenon, in which case it describes the evolution

  • evolution, synthetic theory of (genetics)

    evolution: The synthetic theory: The rediscovery in 1900 of Mendel’s theory of heredity, by the Dutch botanist and geneticist Hugo de Vries and others, led to an emphasis on the role of heredity in evolution. De Vries proposed a new theory of evolution known as mutationism, which…

  • evolutionary botany

    George Ledyard Stebbins, Jr.: Called the father of evolutionary botany, he was the first scientist to synthesize artificially a species of plant that was capable of thriving under natural conditions.

  • evolutionary Christianity (Christianity)

    Asa Gray: …advocates of the idea of theistic evolution, which holds that natural selection is one of the mechanisms with which God directs the natural world. Gray, an excellent writer of philosophical essays, biographies, and scientific criticism, staunchly supported Darwin’s theories and collected his supporting papers into the widely influential Darwiniana (1876,…

  • evolutionary computing (computer science)

    artificial intelligence: Evolutionary computing: Samuel’s checkers program was also notable for being one of the first efforts at evolutionary computing. (His program “evolved” by pitting a modified copy against the current best version of his program, with the winner becoming the new standard.) Evolutionary computing typically involves…

  • evolutionary development biology (evolution)

    biology, philosophy of: Form and function: …often referred to as “evo-devo,” and along with it a resurgence of interest in form over function. Many researchers in evo-devo argue that nature imposes certain general constraints on the ways in which organisms may develop, and therefore natural selection, the means by which function determines form, does not…

  • evolutionary ecology (ecology)

    community ecology: The study of coevolution: Therefore, both the evolutionary ecology and the history (phylogeny) of the interacting species must be studied. The phylogeny indicates when each species arose within a lineage and when each new trait made its first appearance. The ecological studies can then show how each of those traits has been…

  • evolutionary economics

    Evolutionary economics, field of economics that focuses on changes over time in the processes of material provisioning (production, distribution, and consumption) and in the social institutions that surround those processes. It is closely related to, and often draws upon research in, other social

  • evolutionary epistemology (philosophy)

    biology, philosophy of: Evolutionary epistemology: Because the evolutionary origins and development of the human brain must influence the nature, scope, and limits of the knowledge that human beings can acquire, it is natural to think that evolutionary theory should be relevant to epistemology, the philosophical study of knowledge.…

  • evolutionary ethics (philosophy)

    biology, philosophy of: Evolutionary ethics: In evolutionary ethics, as in evolutionary epistemology, there are two major undertakings. The first concerns normative ethics, which investigates what actions are morally right or morally wrong; the second concerns metaethics, or theoretical ethics, which considers the

  • evolutionary fitness (biology)

    kin selection: …play when evaluating the genetic fitness of a given individual. It is based on the concept of inclusive fitness, which is made up of individual survival and reproduction (direct fitness) and any impact that an individual has on the survival and reproduction of relatives (indirect fitness). Kin selection occurs when…

  • evolutionary psychology

    Evolutionary psychology, the study of behaviour, thought, and feeling as viewed through the lens of evolutionary biology. Evolutionary psychologists presume all human behaviours reflect the influence of physical and psychological predispositions that helped human ancestors survive and reproduce. In

  • Evolutionary Socialism (work by Bernstein)

    socialism: Revisionism and revolution: …to socialism, he argued in Evolutionary Socialism (1899), would be safer than the revolutionary route, with its dangerously vague and potentially tyrannical dictatorship of the proletariat.

  • evolutionary taxonomy (biology)

    biology, philosophy of: Taxonomy: In the first, traditional evolutionary taxonomy, classification was intended to represent a maximum of evolutionary information. Generally this required that groupings be “monophyletic,” or based solely on shared evolutionary history, though exceptions could occur and were allowed. Crocodiles, for example, are evolutionarily closer to birds than to lizards,…

  • evolutionary theism (Christianity)

    Asa Gray: …advocates of the idea of theistic evolution, which holds that natural selection is one of the mechanisms with which God directs the natural world. Gray, an excellent writer of philosophical essays, biographies, and scientific criticism, staunchly supported Darwin’s theories and collected his supporting papers into the widely influential Darwiniana (1876,…

  • evolutionary tree

    evolution: Evolutionary trees: Evolutionary trees are models that seek to reconstruct the evolutionary history of taxa—i.e., species or other groups of organisms, such as genera, families, or orders. The trees embrace two kinds of information related to evolutionary change, cladogenesis and anagenesis. The figure can be…

  • evolutionism (social science)

    anthropology: American anthropology since the 1950s: In the 1950s and ’60s, evolutionist ideas gained fresh currency in American anthropology, where they were cast as a challenge to the relativism and historical particularism of the Boasians. Some of the new evolutionists (led by Leslie White) reclaimed the abandoned territory of Victorian social theory, arguing for a coherent…

  • Evolutionists (political party, Portugal)

    Portugal: The First Republic, 1910–26: …the republicans were divided into Evolutionists (moderates), led by António José de Almeida; Unionists (centre party), led by Manuel de Brito Camacho; and Democrats (the leftist core of the original party), led by Afonso Costa. A number of prominent republicans had no specific party. The whirligig of republican political life…

  • Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (physics)

    gravitational wave: Detectors and observations: A third scheme, the Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA), is planned that uses three separate, but not independent, interferometers installed in three spacecraft located at the corners of a triangle with sides of some 5 million km (3 million miles). A mission to test the technology for eLISA,…

  • Evolvulus (plant genus)

    Convolvulaceae: Major genera and species: …species), Convolvulus (100 species), and Evolvulus (100 species)—include twining vines, herbs, trees, and a few aquatics. The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) and various morning glories are economic plants of the family. Several species of bindweeds (members of Convolvulus and Calystegia) are agricultural weeds.

  • évora (Portugal)

    évora, city and concelho (municipality), south-central Portugal. It lies in a fertile valley surrounded by low hills, 70 miles (110 km) east of Lisbon. Originally known as Ebora, it was from 80 to 72 bce the headquarters of the Roman commander Quintus Sertorius, and it long remained an important

  • Evora, Cesaria (Cabo Verdean singer)

    Cesaria Evora, Cape Verdean singer and Grammy Award-winning recording artist known for her rich, haunting voice. Evora was born and raised on the island of S?o Vicente, Cape Verde, off the west coast of Africa. Her father, a musician, died when she was seven, and she was raised by her mother and

  • Evpatoriya (Ukraine)

    Yevpatoriya, city, Crimea, southern Ukraine, on the Kalamit Bay on the west coast of the Crimean Peninsula. Founded in the 6th century bce as a Greek colony and later renamed for Mithradates VI Eupator, sixth king of Pontus, the city has known many masters, passing to Russia with the annexation of

  • Evreinov, Nikolay (Russian director)

    theatre: The great directors: Three who deserve mention are Nikolay Evreinov, Aleksandr Tairov, and Nikolay Okhlopkov.

  • Evreiskaia (oblast, Russia)

    Jewish Autonomous Region, autonomous oblast (region), far eastern Russia, in the basin of the middle Amur River. Most of the oblast consists of level plain, with extensive swamps, patches of swampy forest, and grassland on fertile soils, now largely plowed up. In the north and northwest are the

  • Evren, Kenan (Turkish general)

    Kenan Evren, Turkish general (born July 17, 1917, Manisa, near Alasehir, Anatolia, Ottoman Empire [now in Turkey]—died May 9, 2015, Ankara, Tur.), led a military coup in September 1980 that toppled the elected government led by Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel; he then headed a repressive military

  • évreux (France)

    évreux, town, capital of Eure département, Normandy région, northern France. It lies west-northwest of Paris, in a pleasant valley on branches of the Iton River, which is a tributary of the Eure. évreux was a flourishing city during the Gallo-Roman period. Its bishopric dates from the 4th century.

  • évreux, house of (French royal house)

    Capetian dynasty: …kings of Hungary (1310–82); the house of évreux, with three kings of Navarre (1328–1425); the second Capetian house of Anjou, with five counts of Provence (1382–1481); and other lesser branches.

  • Evrípos (strait, Greece)

    Euripus, narrow strait in the Aegean Sea (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea), between the Greek island of Euboea (Modern Greek: évvoia) and the mainland of central Greece. It is 5 miles (8 km) long and varies from 130 feet (40 metres) to 1 mile (1.6 km) in width. It has strong tidal currents (often

  • Evrípou, Porthmós (strait, Greece)

    Euripus, narrow strait in the Aegean Sea (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea), between the Greek island of Euboea (Modern Greek: évvoia) and the mainland of central Greece. It is 5 miles (8 km) long and varies from 130 feet (40 metres) to 1 mile (1.6 km) in width. It has strong tidal currents (often

  • évros River (river, Europe)

    Maritsa River, river in Bulgaria, rising in the Rila Mountains southeast of Sofia on the north face of Musala Peak. It flows east and southeast across Bulgaria for 170 miles (275 km), forms the Bulgaria–Greece frontier for a distance of 10 miles (16 km), and then becomes the Greece–Turkey frontier

  • Evrótas River (river, Greece)

    Evrótas River, nonnavigable river rising in the Ta?yetos (Modern Greek: Táygetos) Mountains in the southern Peloponnese (Pelopónnisos), Greece. The principal stream of Laconia (Lakonía), it flows south-southeast through the agricultural Laconian plain between the Ta?yetos and Párnon ranges and

  • Evrouin (Neustrian official)

    Ebro?n, mayor of the palace in the Frankish kingdom of Neustria for some 20-odd years, from 656. After his Merovingian puppet king, Chlotar III, died in 673, Ebro?n took it upon himself to appoint Chlotar’s brother, Theuderic III, as successor. Irate at the lack of consultation, the magnates

  • évry (France)

    évry, new town (French ville nouvelle), département of Essonne, ?le-de-France région in north-central France. évry is approximately 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Paris and is one of several new towns developed outside the capital since 1965. évry is linked to Paris by highway and railway. The new

  • Evtushenko, Evgenii (Russian poet)

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko, poet and spokesman for the younger post-Stalin generation of Russian poets, whose internationally publicized demands for greater artistic freedom and for a literature based on aesthetic rather than political standards signaled an easing of Soviet control over artists in the

  • évvoia (island, Greece)

    Euboea, island, the largest in Greece, after Crete (Modern Greek: Kríti). It is located in the Central Greece (Stereá Elláda) periféreia (region), in the Aegean Sea. It lies along the coasts of the periféreies (regions) of Western Greece (Dytikí Elláda), Peloponnese (Pelopónnisos), and Attica

  • Evvo?kós Kólpos (gulf, Greece)

    Gulf of Euboea, arm of the Aegean Sea, between the island of Euboea (Modern Greek: évvoia) to the northeast and the Greek mainland to the southwest. Trending northwest-southeast, the gulf is divided by the narrow Strait of Euripus, at the town of Chalkída. The northern part is about 50 miles (80

  • EVW (British history)

    European Voluntary Worker (EVW), a displaced person admitted into Great Britain between 1947 and 1950 in an effort to aid those made homeless during World War II and to alleviate the severe labour shortage in specified and essential industries in Britain. The EVW program was begun under the “Balt

  • Evylaeus malachurus (insect)

    hymenopteran: Social forms: The social behaviour of Halictus (Evylaeus) malachurus has advanced another step. Morphological differences are apparent between the ovipositing female and the assisting females. The latter are poorly fed as larvae and, as a result, are smaller with poorly developed sexual organs. Bumblebee colonies are often highly developed, with different…

  • evzone (Greek military)

    Evzones, members of elite mountain infantry units in the Greek army, analogous to Scottish Highlanders. They are distinguished by their picturesque white jackets, wide skirts, and Albanian-type slippers with turned-up tufted toes. Organized units of evzones, who originated in Epirus, have existed

  • EW (IUCN species status)

    angel's trumpet: …species are now listed as extinct in the wild by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The species Brugmansia arborea, golden angel’s trumpet (B. aurea), B. insignis, red angel’s trumpet (B. sanguinea), B. versicolor, and B. vulcanicola

  • Ewa (people)

    Oceanic art and architecture: The Sepik River regions: …burial rock shelters of the Ewa, a now much-diminished group south of the Alamblak. These figures are related in general form to the yipwon, but their bodies are expressed as panels and scrolls rather than hooks. Other flat figures are of females in frontal positions with raised arms and hands.

  • Ewab Islands (islands, Indonesia)

    Kai Islands, island group of the southeastern Moluccas, lying west of the Aru Islands and southeast of Ceram (Seram), in the Banda Sea. The group, which forms part of Maluku propinsi (or provinsi; province), Indonesia, includes the Kai Besar (Great Kai), Kai Kecil (Little Kai) and Kai Dulah, and

  • Ewald’s sphere (mathematics)

    Paul Peter Ewald: …geometric construction now known as Ewald’s sphere. He went to the United States in 1949, and from 1949 to 1957 he served as head of the physics department of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y.; from 1957 to 1959 as professor of physics; and as professor emeritus thereafter. In 1960…

  • Ewald, J. R. (German physiologist)

    human ear: Detection of angular acceleration: dynamic equilibrium: German physiologist J.R. Ewald showed that the compression of the horizontal canal in a pigeon by a small pneumatic hammer causes endolymph movement toward the crista and turning of the head and eyes toward the opposite side. Decompression reverses both the direction of endolymph movement and the…

  • Ewald, Johannes (Danish poet)

    Johannes Ewald, one of Denmark’s greatest lyric poets and the first to use themes from early Scandinavian myths and sagas. On the death of his father, a poorhouse chaplain, Ewald was sent to school at Slesvig (Schleswig), where his reading of Tom Jones and Robinson Crusoe aroused his spirit of

  • Ewald, Manfred (Eastern German sports official)

    Manfred Ewald, East German sports official (born May 17, 1926, Podejuch, Ger. [now Podjuchy, Pol.]—died Oct. 21, 2002, Damsdorf, Ger.), formed a powerhouse Olympic team but was discredited when it was discovered that his athletes’ success was based in part on the use of performance-enhancing d

  • Ewald, Paul Peter (German physicist)

    Paul Peter Ewald, German physicist and crystallographer whose theory of X-ray interference by crystals was the first detailed, rigorous theoretical explanation of the diffraction effects first observed in 1912 by his fellow physicist Max von Laue. Ewald received his doctorate from the University of

  • Ewart, Gavin (British poet)

    Gavin Ewart, British poet noted for his light verse, which frequently deals with sexual themes. He wrote children’s poems and poetry on serious subjects as well. Soon after Ewart’s 17th birthday his poem “Phallus in Wonderland” was published, beginning a long career of writing poetry that ranged

  • Ewart, Gavin Buchanan (British poet)

    Gavin Ewart, British poet noted for his light verse, which frequently deals with sexual themes. He wrote children’s poems and poetry on serious subjects as well. Soon after Ewart’s 17th birthday his poem “Phallus in Wonderland” was published, beginning a long career of writing poetry that ranged

  • Ewart, William (British politician)

    William Ewart, English politician who succeeded in partially abolishing capital punishment. Ewart was educated at Christ Church College, Oxford (B.A., 1821), was called to the bar in 1827, and sat in the House of Commons from 1828 to 1837 and from 1839 to 1868. His work in Parliament secured the

  • Ewbank, Weeb (American football coach)

    Weeb Ewbank, American football coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1954 to 1962 and of the New York Jets from 1963 to 1973, he led each team to pro football championships, the Colts in 1958 and 1959 and the Jets in 1968-69, and thus became the only coach to win championships in both the National and

  • Ewbank, Wilbur Charles (American football coach)

    Weeb Ewbank, American football coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1954 to 1962 and of the New York Jets from 1963 to 1973, he led each team to pro football championships, the Colts in 1958 and 1959 and the Jets in 1968-69, and thus became the only coach to win championships in both the National and

  • ewe (mammal)

    sheep: …are called rams, the females ewes, and immature animals lambs. Mature sheep weigh from about 35 to as much as 180 kg (80 to 400 pounds). To browse sheep by breed, see below.

  • Ewe (people)

    Ewe, peoples living in southeastern Ghana, southern Benin, and the southern half of Togo who speak various dialects of Ewe, a language of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family. Ewe unity is based on language and common traditions of origin: their original homeland is traced to Oyo, in western

  • Ewell, Barney (American track and field athlete)

    Barney Ewell, American athlete, one of the world’s leading sprinters of the 1940s. Although he was believed to be past his prime when the Olympic Games were resumed after World War II, he won three medals at the age of 30 at the 1948 Olympics in London. Ewell first achieved renown while a student

  • Ewell, Norwood H. (American track and field athlete)

    Barney Ewell, American athlete, one of the world’s leading sprinters of the 1940s. Although he was believed to be past his prime when the Olympic Games were resumed after World War II, he won three medals at the age of 30 at the 1948 Olympics in London. Ewell first achieved renown while a student

  • Ewell, Richard S. (Confederate general)

    Battle of Gettysburg: Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania: Richard S. Ewell. The cavalry was led by Gen. Jeb Stuart. During the last week in June 1863, Stuart made a bold and possibly ill-advised cavalry sweep completely around the Federal forces, passing between them and Washington, D.C. On June 28, when his Army of…

  • Ewell, Tom (American actor)

    Adam's Rib: Cast: Assorted Referencesdiscussed in biography

  • Ewen, Harold (American physicist)

    radio and radar astronomy: In 1951, American physicists Harold Ewen and E.M. Purcell detected 21-cm radiation emitted by cold clouds of interstellar hydrogen atoms. This emission was later used to define the spiral arms of the Milky Way Galaxy and to determine the rotation of the Galaxy.

  • Ewen, Paterson (Canadian artist)

    Paterson Ewen, Canadian artist (born April 7, 1925, Montreal, Que.—died Feb. 17, 2002, London, Ont.), was a relentlessly innovative artist whose expressionistic paintings of the 1970s and ’80s attracted widespread interest. Ewen studied at McGill University, Montreal, and at the Art Association o

  • Ewen, William Paterson (Canadian artist)

    Paterson Ewen, Canadian artist (born April 7, 1925, Montreal, Que.—died Feb. 17, 2002, London, Ont.), was a relentlessly innovative artist whose expressionistic paintings of the 1970s and ’80s attracted widespread interest. Ewen studied at McGill University, Montreal, and at the Art Association o

  • Ewenke (people)

    Evenk, the most numerous and widely scattered of the many small ethnic groups of northern Siberia (Asian Russia). The Evenk numbered about 70,000 in the early 21st century. A few thousand live in Mongolia, and the remainder are almost equally divided between Russia and China. They are separable

  • Ewenki (people)

    Evenk, the most numerous and widely scattered of the many small ethnic groups of northern Siberia (Asian Russia). The Evenk numbered about 70,000 in the early 21st century. A few thousand live in Mongolia, and the remainder are almost equally divided between Russia and China. They are separable

  • Ewenki language

    Evenk language, one of the largest members of the Manchu-Tungus language family (a subfamily of the Altaic languages). The language, which has more than 20 dialects, is spoken in China, Mongolia, and Russia. A literary form of the language, using the Latin alphabet, was created in the late 1920s,

  • Ewert, J?rg-Peter (German neurophysiologist)

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