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Fond

Fond

fond, adj. foolishly tender and loving: weakly indulgent: prizing highly (with of): very affectionate: kindly disposed: (obs.) foolish.—v.i. to dote.—v.t. Fond′le, to treat with fondness: to caress.—ns. Fond′ler; Fond′ling, the person or thing fondled.—adv. Fond′ly, in a fond manner, foolishly.—n. Fond′ness. [For fonned, pa.p. of M. E. fonnen, to act foolishly, fon, a fool; fondly conn. by some with Sw. fåne, fool, Ice. fáni, swaggerer.]

— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Brighella

Brighella

Brighella (French: Brighelle) is a comic, masked character from the theatre style Commedia dell'arte. His early costume consisted of loosely fitting, white smock and pants with green trim and was often equipped with a batocio (also batacchio or battacio, depending on region) or slap stick, or else with a wooden sword. Later he took to wearing a sort of livery with a matching cape. He wore a greenish half-mask (traditionally olive-green) displaying a look of preternatural lust and greed. It is distinguished by a hook nose and thick lips, along with a thick twirled mustache to give him an offensive characteristic. He evolved out of the general Zanni, as evidenced by his costume, and came into his own around the start of the 16th century.He is loosely categorized as one of the zanni or servant characters though he often was portrayed as a member of the middle class such as a tavern owner: his character could be adapted to whatever the needs to the scenario might be, just as Brighella himself is adaptable to any circumstance. He is essentially Arlecchino's smarter and much more vindictive older brother. They both share the same traditional birthplace: Bergamo, a city in Northern Italy. As in a stereotype of those who have risen from poverty, he is often most cruel to those beneath him on the social ladder; he even goes so far as to kill on occasion. In later versions of his character these violent and malicious traits were lessened substantially. Pierre Louis Duchartre, in his The Italian Comedy, theorizes that in France, the gentilified Brighella eventually culminated in the character of Figaro, known from the plays and operas. Brighella is a masterful liar, and can make up a spur-of-the moment lie for any situation. He is an inveterate schemer, and he is good at what he does. If his plans failed, it was almost always out of luck on behalf of the other characters. When he's a servant, he will either serve his master devotedly or look for every opportunity to ruin and take advantage of him as he happens to see fit—whatever will gain the greatest advantage for himself and himself alone. He is fond of money, but spends it rapidly, and tends to be especially fond of the drink. In fact, he has few good qualities save for his ability to entertain the audience.His walk is distinguishable from the traditional Zanni movement by the torso bending from side to side while the head stays vertical. The knees stay open and the elbows bend down with each movement of the leg.His character is usually from uptown Milano or Bergamo, and in the original Italian would often speak with the local accent. He could be very witty and fond of wordplay. He is also an accomplished singer, dancer and musician, and sometimes would play the guitar on stage. His name comes from an Italian word which can mean "bother" or "contention" in Italian; Florio's 1611 Italian-English Dictionary defines briga as meaning "a brable, a braule, a contention". Brighella in English would be therefore something like "Fighty" or "Brawly". The other Italian word attaccabrighe ("hellraiser") utilizes the same element.

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Michael Reilly

Michael Reilly

Michael Kieran Reilly (July 15, 1869 – October 14, 1944), was a U.S. representative from Wisconsin. Reilly was born in the town of Empire, Wisconsin in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin on July 15, 1869. He graduated from what is today, the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in 1889 and earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1894. He served as Fond du Lac County district attorney for two years (1899–1900) and city attorney of Fond du Lac from 1905–1910. Between stints in the United States Congress, he continued to practice law in Wisconsin. In 1912, Reilly was elected a member of the Democratic Party to the Sixty-third United States Congress as the representative of Wisconsin's 6th congressional district. He was reelected to the Sixty-fourth Congress but lost his re-election bid to Republican James H. Davidson to the Sixty-fifth Congress. To fill the vacancy caused by the death of Florian Lampert, Reilly was once again elected to the Seventy-first Congress. Once again representing Wisconsin's sixth district. He served another four terms until he lost a re-election bid to Republican, Frank Bateman Keefe, in 1938. Reilly died in Neptune, New Jersey, on October 14, 1944 and is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York.

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54937

54937

54937 is the US ZIP code of St. Peter, Taycheedah, Fond du Lac, North Fond du Lac - Wisconsin

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Spoon

Spoon

spōōn, n. an instrument with a shallow bowl and handle for use in preparing, serving, or in eating food: anything like a spoon or its bowl, as an oar: in golf, a wooden-headed club of varying length, having the face more or less spooned, used in approaching the holes from varying distances.—v.t. to use a spoon upon: to lie spoon fashion with.—v.i. to fish with a spoon-hook: in croquet, to shove or scoop with the mallet: to be foolishly fond, to indulge in endearments openly.—ns. Spoon′-bait, a revolving metallic lure attached to a fishing-line by a swivel, used in trolling for fish; Spoon′bill, a family of birds (Plataleidæ) allied to the Ibididæ, and more distantly to the storks, with a bill long, flat, and broad throughout, and much dilated in a spoon form at the tip; Spoon′-drift, light spray borne on a gale; Spoon′ful, as much as fills a spoon: a small quantity:—pl. Spoon′fuls.—adv. Spoon′ily, in a spoony or silly way.—n. Spoon′meat, food taken with a spoon, such as is given to young children.—adv. Spoon′ways, applied to a way of packing slaves in ships very closely together.—adjs. Spoon′y, Spoon′ey, silly, weakly affectionate, foolishly fond.—n. a simple fellow: one foolishly fond of a sweetheart.—Apostle spoon (see Apostle); Dessert-spoon (see Dessert); Eucharistic spoon, the cochlear or labis; Tablespoon (see Table).—Be spoons on, to be silly in the manifestation of one's love for a woman. [A.S. spón; Ger. span, a chip, Ice. spánn, a chip, a spoon.]

— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Love

Love

luv, n. fondness: an affection of the mind caused by that which delights: pre-eminent kindness: benevolence: reverential regard: devoted attachment to one of the opposite sex: the object of affection: the god of love, Cupid: (Shak.) a kindness, a favour done: nothing, in billiards, tennis, and some other games.—v.t. to be fond of: to regard with affection: to delight in with exclusive affection: to regard with benevolence.—v.i. to have the feeling of love.—adj. Lov′able, worthy of love: amiable.—ns. Love′-app′le, the fruit of the tomato; Love′bird, a genus of small birds of the parrot tribe, so called from their attachment to each other; Love′-brok′er (Shak.), a third person who carries messages and makes assignations between lovers; Love′-charm, a philtre; Love′-child, a bastard; Love′-day (Shak.), a day for settling disputes; Love′-fā′vour, something given to be worn in token of love; Love′-feast, a religious feast held periodically by certain sects of Christians in imitation of the love-feasts celebrated by the early Christians in connection with the Lord's-supper; Love′-feat, the gallant act of a lover; Love′-in-ī′dleness, the heart's-ease; Love′-juice, a concoction used to excite love; Love′-knot, an intricate knot, used as a token of love.—adj. Love′less, without love, tenderness, or kindness.—ns. Love′-lett′er, a letter of courtship; Love′-lies-bleed′ing, a species of the plant Amaranthus; Love′liness; Love′lock, a lock of hair hanging at the ear, worn by men of fashion in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.—adj. Love′lorn, forsaken by one's love.—n. Love′lornness.adj. Love′ly, exciting love or admiration: amiable: pleasing: delightful.—adv. beautifully, delightfully.—ns. Love′-match, a marriage for love, not money; Love′-mong′ėr, one who deals in affairs of love; Love′-pō′tion, a philtre; Lov′er, one who loves, esp. one in love with person of the opposite sex, in the singular almost exclusively of the man: one who is fond of anything: (B.) a friend.—adjs. Lov′ered (Shak.), having a lover; Lov′erly, like a lover.—n. Love′-shaft, a dart of love from Cupid's bow.—adjs. Love′-sick, languishing with amorous desire; Love′some, lovely.—ns. Love′-suit (Shak.), courtship; Love′-tō′ken, a gift in evidence of love.—adj. Lov′ing, having love or kindness: affectionate: fond: expressing love.—ns.

— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Sheba

Sheba

Saba bin Yashgab bin Yarub bin Qahtan bin Hood, the grandfather of the Sabaeans, a great king of Yemen BC Sheba denounced a king over Sanaa, and its surroundings, and built the city of Marib, and then took it as his capital, after the first construction of the famous Ma'rib Dam, and because he was so fond of building, he built great palaces in separate places. Described with courage, he fought the remote tribes, in order to subdue them, and raided the city of Babylon, and he conquered it at the time of its king (Al-Nimrud bin Sas

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Gina Alexander

Gina Alexander

A picture-of a lover, a friend, a child, a pet, your husband, wife, mother or father. An image of the whole family, or somebody who is gone but not forgotten. A reunion, anniversary, birthday, a great moment at the office! These fond portraits are the hallmark of handbags and accessories by GINA ALEXANDER. This L.A.-based designer has created a line of handbags and other kinds of accessories that allow the customer to design these unique pieces with their personal photos, mementos that travel with you each day, reminding you of the people, places and things you love! A GINA ALEXANDER Photo Bag is a lot of fun and an absolutely necessary accessory. With Christmas coming, the options are endless!

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54935

54935

54935 is the US ZIP code of Fond du Lac, Taycheedah - Wisconsin

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attached

attached

fond and affectionate

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care for

care for, cherish, hold dear, treasure

be fond of; be attached to

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cherished

cherished, precious, treasured, wanted

characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

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cherish

care for, cherish, hold dear, treasure

be fond of; be attached to

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convivial

convivial, good-time

occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

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good time

convivial, good-time

occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

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