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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Dickens, Charles (1812–70)

Edited by Tom McArthur.

in Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 933 words.

Born in Portsmouth and moved to Chatham, then London. He became deeply unhappy when his father was imprisoned for debt

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Dickens, Charles (1812–70)

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 630 words.

Born in Portsmouth and moved to Chatham, then London. He became deeply unhappy when his father was imprisoned for debt and he worked for a time in a blacking warehouse. He became a...

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Malone, Edmund (1741–1812)

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 215 words.

He was born in Dublin on 4 October 1741 into a legal family that claimed descent from the kings of

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Kenyon, John (1812–69)

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 94 words.

He was born in Limerick and educated for the priesthood at Maynooth. While parish priest of Templederry, Co. Tipperary, he

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Guest, Lady Charlotte (1812–95)

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 144 words.

A self-taught English linguist, she was an expert in eight languages, including Welsh, which she learned after moving to Wales with her husband, the ironmaster ...

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aluminium

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 59 words.

XIX. alt. (after potassium, sodium, etc.) of aluminum, H. Davy's modification (1812) of the form

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Dickensian

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 735 words.

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was one of the most popular English novelists, and the most popular of his lifetime.

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Old Ironsides

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 70 words.

The nickname given to the USS Constitution after its fight with the British ship HMS Guerrière on 19 August 1812

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Love in a Village

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 194 words.

The best-known ballad play (1762) of Isaac Bickerstaffe (1733–c.1812), with music by Thomas Arne

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Graves, A[lfred] P[erceval] (1846–1931)

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 177 words.

He was born in Dublin on 22 July 1846, the son of Charles Graves (1812–99), professor of

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Tablet, The

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 135 words.

A Roman Catholic periodical founded in 1840 by an English convert, Frederick Lucas (1812–55), who as MP for

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Dickens, Charles

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 501 words.

London's greatest writer of prose, Charles Dickens (1812–70) was born in Landport, then a suburb of Portsmouth. In

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resort of kings and princes

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 131 words.

Claridge's was so called by The Times in 1898. The Brook Street hotel was founded c.1812 by James

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Hampden clubs

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 106 words.

A series of clubs centred on the Hampden Club, set up in 1812 at the Thatched House Tavern, St James's

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Uncle Sam

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 136 words.

A personification of the United States. It originated in the neighbourhood of Troy, New York, in about 1812, partly

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Boz

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 66 words.

Charles Dickens (1812–70). ‘Boz, my signature in the Morning Chronicle,’ he explained, ‘was the nickname of a

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Decisive battles

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 2228 words.

In 1851, Sir Edward Creasy (1812–78) published The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, thus beginning

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Dickensian

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 76 words.

Reminiscent of the writings of Charles Dickens (1812–70). The word typically suggests the squalor, poverty and misery associated

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Mohs’ scale

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 94 words.

A scale of relative hardness for minerals, devised around 1812 by the German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs (1773–1839). His

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Roxburghe Club, The

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 88 words.

An association of bibliophiles founded in 1812 for the purpose of printing rare works or manuscripts. It was named after

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