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allotment

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Environmental Science.

1 In the UK, a small plot of land rented by local people (usually from the local authority) on which they can cultivate food and flowers.

2 In the USA,...

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annual

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Science and Mathematics.

A plant that completes its life cycle in one year, during which time it germinates, flowers, produces seeds, and dies. Examples are the sunflower and marigold. Compare biennial; ephemeral;...

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BLAND, Christopher Donald Jack (<i>born</i> 1936), Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, 1995–2006; Chairman, Hovertravel Ltd, 1965–2010

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge; History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems. 138 words.

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BRABHAM, John Arthur (1926 - 2014), retired, 1970, as professional racing driver; Director, Engine Developments Ltd, 1964–2002

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems; Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure. 330 words.

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bramble

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Environmental Science.

The bramble is the bush on which the wild blackberry grows. Culinarily, a curious distinction in usage has grown up around it: when the fruit is used in pies, crumbles, tarts, etc. it is...

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BREARLEY, (John) Michael (<i>born</i> 1942), psychoanalyst

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Psychology; Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure. 144 words.

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BREWER, John (<i>born</i> 1961), Professor of Applied Sport Science, and Head, School of Sport, Health and Applied Science, St Mary’s University, since 2014

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure. 138 words.

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Bruce, Robert (<i>born</i> 1927), Chancellor, Stirling University, 1988–98; Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Clackmannan, 1995–2001

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge; Transport; Transportation Systems; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 388 words.

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BRYSON, Lindsay (Sutherland) (1925 - 2005), Director, 1985–97, Chairman, 1990–97, ERA Technology; Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, 1989–2000

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P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 310 words.

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buffalo

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Common name for several species of cattle-like mammals (Bovidae) occurring in Africa south of the Sahara and in south-eastern Asia. The N. American Bison is sometimes incorrectly called...

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