Counterrevolutionary, especially during the Russian civil wars 1917–21. Originally the term described the party opposing the French Revolution, when the royalists used the white lily of the French monarchy as their badge.
1. Being of the color white; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; SYN. achromatic.
2. Having white skin; of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration
3. (Of hair) Having lost its color; SYN. whitened.
4. (Of wine) Almost colorless
5. Free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
6. Glowing white with heat; SYN. lily-white.
7. (Of coffee) Having cream or milk added.
(1853-1906) US architect. He was a cofounder of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White. One of the most prominent US architects of the 19th century, he specialized in the Renaissance style and designed, among many famous projects, the original Madison Square Garden and the Washington Square Arch, both in New York City.
A flamboyant and arrogant personality, he was murdered in the rooftop restaurant of Madison Square Garden by the husband of a former lover.
(Victor Martindale) (1912-1990) Australian writer. He did more than any other to put Australian literature on the international map. His partly allegorical novels explore the lives of early settlers in Australia and often deal with misfits or inarticulate people. They include The Aunt’s Story 1948, The Tree of Man 1955, and Voss 1957 (based on the ill-fated 19th-century explorer Leichhardt). Nobel Prize for Literature 1973.
Jr (1845-1921) US jurist. Elected to the US Senate 1891, President Cleveland nominated him as associative justice to the US Supreme Court 1893 and under President Taft he was nominated as chief justice 1911–21. During his office the Court made important decisions on US economic policy as in United States v E C Knight and Co 1895 when he joined the majority in weakening the Sherman Antitrust Act by removing manufacture of goods from its purview.
Born in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, US, White attended Mount St Mary's College (Maryland), the Jesuit College (New Orleans), and Georgetown University, but left his college studies to serve in the Confederate Army. After the American Civil War 1865 he studied law at the University of Louisiana Law School in New Orleans; he was admitted to the bar 1868. Becoming active in Democratic politics, he was elected to the state senate 1874 and was a justice of the Louisiana supreme court 1878–80.
(1906-1964) English writer. He retold the Arthurian legend in four volumes of The Once and Future King 1938–58.E(lwyn) B(rooks) (1899-1985) US writer. He was long associated with the New Yorker magazine and renowned for his satire, such as Is Sex Necessary? 1929 (with the humorist James Thurber).
With William Strunk, Jr., he published The Elements of Style 1935, considered a definitive style manual for the English language. White also wrote children’s classics: Stuart Little 1945, Charlotte’s Web 1952, and The Trumpet of the Swan 1970.
Sinonimi: Limenitis camilla
(1917-) US jurist. He worked to elect John F Kennedy to the presidency 1960 and was appointed by him as associate justice of the Supreme Court, serving 1962–93. He was a moderate conservative, usually dissenting on the rights of criminals, but upholding the right of accused citizens to trial by jury.
Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, US, White graduated from the University of Colorado 1938. He studied at Oxford University, UK, as a Rhodes scholar 1939 and entered Yale Law School 1940.
He graduated from Yale 1946 after service with the US navy in World War II. He served as deputy attorney general 1961–62, before being appointed to the Supreme Court. He served as law clerk 1946–47 to Supreme Court associate justice Fred M Vinson.
He also played professional football, with the Pittsburgh Pirates (now Steelers) 1938 and for the Detroit Lions 1940–41. He was elected to the Football Hall of Fame 1954.
Sinonimi: mountain alder | Alnus rhombifolia
1. A tributary of the Mississippi River; Also called: White River.
2. City in South Dakota (USA); zip code 57276.
3. Town in Georgia (USA); zip code 30184.
A member of the Caucasoid race; Also called: white person, Caucasian.
1. The quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black); SYN. whiteness.
2. (Chess or checkers) The lighter-colored pieces.