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  • Doctorow, Edgar Lawrence (American author)

    E.L. Doctorow, American novelist known for his skillful manipulation of traditional genres. Doctorow graduated from Kenyon College (B.A., 1952) and then studied drama and directing for a year at Columbia University. He worked for a time as a script reader for Columbia Pictures in New York City. In

  • Doctors Without Borders (international organization)

    Doctors Without Borders, international humanitarian group dedicated to providing medical care to people in distress, including victims of political violence and natural disasters. The populations the group assists typically lack access to or adequate resources for medical treatment. The group was

  • Doctors’ Commons (legal society)

    Doctors’ Commons, formerly a self-governing teaching body of practitioners of canon and civil law. Located in London, it was similar to the Inns of Court, where English common law, rather than civil law, was taught. Members of the Doctors’ Commons were those who held degrees either of doctor of

  • Doctors’ Plot (alleged conspiracy, Soviet Union [1953])

    Doctors’ Plot, (1953), alleged conspiracy of prominent Soviet medical specialists to murder leading government and party officials; the prevailing opinion of many scholars outside the Soviet Union is that Joseph Stalin intended to use the resulting doctors’ trial to launch a massive party purge. On

  • Doctrina duodecim Apostolorum (canon law)

    canon law: Eastern churches: …Doctrina duodecim Apostolorum (2nd century?; Doctrine of the Twelve Apostles), the Didascalia Apostolorum (3rd century; Teaching of the Apostles), and the Traditio Apostolica (Apostolic Tradition), attributed to St. Hippolytus, written in Rome about 220 ce but far more widely distributed in the East. From these documents the Constitutiones Apostolicae (

  • Doctrinaires (French history)

    Victor, 3e duke de Broglie: …Broglie identified himself with the Doctrinaires, a small but active group that advocated constitutional monarchy and was in charge of drafting the liberal press law adopted during Louis XVIII’s reign. In 1826 Broglie attacked the bills on primogeniture designed to prevent equal distribution of property among descendants.

  • Doctrinas de Guaranies (community)

    Guaraní: …the famous “Jesuit Utopia,” the Doctrinas de Guaranies. In 1767, however, the expulsion of the Jesuits was followed by the scattering of mission Indians, who were often taken into slavery, and the confiscation of Indian land.

  • doctrine (religion)

    Doctrine and dogma, the explication and officially acceptable version of a religious teaching. The development of doctrines and dogmas has significantly affected the traditions, institutions, and practices of the religions of the world. Doctrines and dogmas also have influenced and been influenced

  • Doctrine and Covenants (religious literature)

    Doctrine and Covenants, one of the four scriptures of Mormonism, along with the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Pearl of Great Price. It contains the ongoing revelations through 1844 of Joseph Smith, the founder and first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). The

  • Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, The (work by Milton)

    John Milton: Divorce tracts: …arguments of four prose tracts: The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce (1643, enlarged 2nd ed. 1644), The Judgment of Martin Bucer Concerning Divorce (1644), Tetrachordon (1645), and Colasterion (1645). Whether or not his personal experience with Mary affected his views on marriage, Milton mounts a cogent, radical argument for divorce,…

  • Doctrine of Addai (Syrian myth)

    Abgar legend: …the legend exists in the Doctrine of Addai, a Syriac document containing suggestions of primitive Christianity in Edessa. In any event, the letters, probably composed early in the 4th century, have been considered spurious since the 5th century. They were translated from Syriac into Greek, Armenian, Latin, Arabic, and other…

  • Doctrine of Chances, The (work by Moivre)

    Abraham de Moivre: …appeared in Philosophical Transactions, into The Doctrine of Chances (1718). Although the modern theory of probability had begun with the unpublished correspondence (1654) between Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat and the treatise De Ratiociniis in Ludo Aleae (1657; “On Ratiocination in Dice Games”) by Christiaan Huygens of Holland, de…

  • Doctrine of the Faith, Congregation for the (Roman Catholic Church)

    Benedict XVI: Early life and career: As prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office responsible for preserving Catholic doctrine and evaluating according to canon law the warrant for disciplinary action against clergy, Ratzinger earned a reputation as a hard-liner. He condemned liberation theology and suppressed more-liberal theologians such as…

  • Doctrine of the Incarnation Opened (work by Irving)

    Edward Irving: In 1828 his Doctrine of the Incarnation Opened aroused opposition for its denigration of the human side of Christ’s nature. After a similar work by him appeared in 1830, he was charged in ecclesiastical courts with maintaining “the sinfulness of Christ’s humanity.” Despite his protest that he had…

  • Doctrine of the Mean (Confucian text)

    Zhongyong, (Chinese: “Centre” and “Unchangeable” or “Doctrine of the Mean”) one of four Confucian texts that, when published together in 1190 by the Neo-Confucian philosopher Zhu Xi, became the famous Sishu (“Four Books”). Zhu chose Zhongyong for its metaphysical interest, which had already

  • Doctrine of the Twelve Apostles (canon law)

    canon law: Eastern churches: …Doctrina duodecim Apostolorum (2nd century?; Doctrine of the Twelve Apostles), the Didascalia Apostolorum (3rd century; Teaching of the Apostles), and the Traditio Apostolica (Apostolic Tradition), attributed to St. Hippolytus, written in Rome about 220 ce but far more widely distributed in the East. From these documents the Constitutiones Apostolicae (

  • Doctrine of the Word of God: Prolegomena to Church Dogmatics, The (work by Barth)

    Karl Barth: Years in Germany: …Prolegomena zur christlichen Dogmatik (1927; The Doctrine of the Word of God: Prolegomena to Church Dogmatics), in which his characteristic account of the Word of God, divine revelation, and the Trinity, Incarnation, and the Holy Spirit were clearly adumbrated. However, his engagement with epistemological issues made him dissatisfied with what…

  • Doctrines and Covenants (work by Smith)

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Scriptures: The Doctrines and Covenants contains Smith’s ongoing revelations through 1844. The editions of the Utah church and of the Community of Christ add the revelations of their respective church presidents (who, like Smith, are regarded as prophets). The Community of Christ’s version of the Doctrines and…

  • document (information storage)

    information processing: Inventory of recorded information: In these and other early document collections (e.g., those of China produced during the Shang dynasty in the 2nd millennium bc and Buddhist collections in India dating to the 5th century bc), it is difficult to separate the concepts of the archive and the library.

  • document formatting language (computing)

    computer programming language: Document formatting languages: ” Document formatting languages specify the organization of printed text and graphics. They fall into several classes: text formatting notation that can serve the same functions as a word processing program, page description languages that are interpreted by a printing device, and, most…

  • document imaging (computing)

    information processing: Recording techniques: …economically by a process called document imaging (see Figure 2).

  • Document of the New Covenant in the Land of Damascus, The (biblical literature)

    Damascus Document, one of the most important extant works of the ancient Essene community of Jews at Qumrān in Palestine. The Essenes fled to the Judaean desert wilderness around Qumrān during Antiochus IV Epiphanes’ persecution of Palestinian Jews from 175 to 164/163 bc. Though a precise date f

  • document type definition (computer science)

    computer programming language: SGML: SGML is used to specify DTDs (document type definitions). A DTD defines a kind of document, such as a report, by specifying what elements must appear in the document—e.g., <Title>—and giving rules for the use of document elements, such as that a paragraph may appear within a table entry but…

  • Documenta (German art festival)

    Documenta, German art festival held every five years in Kassel, Ger. It showcases contemporary art, using a variety of venues throughout the city. Documenta began as a postwar attempt at revitalization. Heavily bombed by the Allies during World War II, the city lay largely in ruins; more than 70

  • documentary (art)

    broadcasting: Spoken word: Development of the radio documentary stemmed from drama as writers searched for new material especially appropriate for broadcasting. Not surprisingly, early documentary was in dramatic form, and most of it was based on well-known historical events, of which the programs were in effect dramatic reconstructions. Production of radio documentaries…

  • documentary evidence (law)

    evidence: Documentary evidence: Documentary evidence is in many respects considered better than the evidence furnished by witnesses, about which there has always been a certain amount of suspicion. Documentary evidence differs considerably from the evidence of witnesses and is dealt with under special rules.

  • documentary film (motion picture)

    Documentary film, motion picture that shapes and interprets factual material for purposes of education or entertainment. Documentaries have been made in one form or another in nearly every country and have contributed significantly to the development of realism in films. John Grierson, a Scottish

  • documentary hand (Greek calligraphy)

    calligraphy: Origins to the 8th century ce: Documentary hands show a considerable range: stylized official “chancery” hands, the workaday writing of government clerks or of the street scribes who drew up wills or wrote letters to order, the idiosyncratic or nearly illiterate writing of private individuals. The scribe’s aim was to write…

  • documentary novel (literary genre)

    Nonfiction novel, story of actual people and actual events told with the dramatic techniques of a novel. The American writer Truman Capote claimed to have invented this genre with his book In Cold Blood (1965). A true story of the brutal murder of a Kansas farm family, the book was based on six y

  • Documentary Now! (American television series)

    Cate Blanchett: Hepburn, Dylan, and Academy Awards: … on the mockumentary TV series Documentary Now! in 2019. That year she also played the eponymous character in Where’d You Go, Bernadette, a film based on the best-selling novel. Blanchett’s credits from 2020 included the TV miniseries Mrs. America, in which she portrayed the activist Phyllis Schlafly, who opposed the…

  • Documentary Theatre (German dramatic movement)

    Theatre of Fact, German dramatic movement that arose during the early 1960s, associated primarily with Rolf Hochhuth, Peter Weiss, and Heinar Kipphardt. Their political plays examined recent historical events, often through official documents and court records. Their concern that the West, and

  • documentation

    accounting: Other purposes of accounting systems: …organization is responsible for preparing documents that contain instructions for a variety of tasks, such as payment of customer bills or preparing employee payrolls. It prepares confidential documents, such as records of employees’ salaries and wages. Many of these documents also serve other accounting purposes, but they would have to…

  • DOD (United States government)

    U.S. Department of Defense, executive division of the U.S. federal government responsible for ensuring national security and supervising U.S. military forces. Based in the Pentagon, it includes the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the departments of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force, and numerous

  • ‘dod-yon sna-lnga (Tibetan Buddhist rite)

    ’dod-yon sna-lnga, (Tibetan: “five desire qualities,” “five strands of desire,” or “five qualities of enjoyment”) in Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies, pleasurable sense perceptions presented to honour tranquil deities. The offerings include a mirror (to please the sense of form, or sight); a bell or

  • Doda (India)

    Doda, town, southern Jammu and Kashmir state, northern India. It is located in the southern western (Punjab) Himalayas (the western segment of the vast Himalayas mountain range) on the Chenab River. Agriculture and mining are important in the surrounding area, which also contains stands of deodar

  • Doda Betta (mountain, India)

    Doda Betta, mountain peak, the highest point in Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India, near Udhagamandalam. Rising to an elevation of 8,652 feet (2,637 metres), Doda Betta is a grass-covered hill that is frequently climbed by summer visitors, and the summit is accessible by automobile. It is the

  • Dodd, C. H. (British biblical scholar)

    Christianity: Scripture and tradition: the apostolic witness: …synthesis, by the biblical scholar C.H. Dodd, of the early apostolic preaching, or kerygma (from the Greek term for a herald’s proclamation). In Dodd’s synthesis, the story of Jesus is located a little more fully in God’s history with Israel and with the entire human race:

  • Dodd, Chris (American politician)

    Chris Dodd, American Democratic politician, who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1975–81) and of the U.S. Senate (1981–2011). Dodd grew up around politics—his father was a four-term U.S. representative (1953–57) and senator (1959–71)—and began his own public service at an

  • Dodd, Christopher John (American politician)

    Chris Dodd, American Democratic politician, who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1975–81) and of the U.S. Senate (1981–2011). Dodd grew up around politics—his father was a four-term U.S. representative (1953–57) and senator (1959–71)—and began his own public service at an

  • Dodd, Clement Seymour (Jamaican record producer)

    Sir Coxsone Dodd, (Clement Seymour Dodd), Jamaican record producer and entrepreneur (born Jan. 26, 1932, Kingston, Jam.—died May 4, 2004, Kingston), was one of the pioneers of modern Jamaican popular music and played a pivotal role in the development of ska, a blend of Caribbean and jazz rhythms, a

  • Dodd, Sir Coxsone (Jamaican record producer)

    Sir Coxsone Dodd, (Clement Seymour Dodd), Jamaican record producer and entrepreneur (born Jan. 26, 1932, Kingston, Jam.—died May 4, 2004, Kingston), was one of the pioneers of modern Jamaican popular music and played a pivotal role in the development of ska, a blend of Caribbean and jazz rhythms, a

  • Dodd, Sonora Smart (American woman)

    Father's Day: …holiday is generally given to Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, whose father, a Civil War veteran, raised her and her five siblings after their mother died in childbirth. She is said to have had the idea in 1909 while listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day, which at the…

  • Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (United States [2010])

    Federal Reserve System: …authorized in 2010 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the CFPB assumed some functions of the former Consumer Advisory Council, which existed from 1976 to 2011). There are several thousand member banks.

  • dodder (plant)

    Dodder, (genus Cuscuta), genus of about 145 species of leafless, twining, parasitic plants in the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae). They are widely distributed throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the world, and many species have been introduced with their host plants into new

  • dodder family (plant family)

    Solanales: Convolvulaceae: …placed in its own family Cuscutaceae, is now nearly cosmopolitan after its range was expanded by introduction with seeds of other plants.

  • Doddridge, Philip (British theologian)

    Congregationalism: England: …because of the influence of Philip Doddridge, minister of Northampton, who was a theologian, pastor, social reformer, educationist, and author of the devotional classic The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul (1745).

  • Dodds, Alfred-Amédée (French general)

    Alfred-Amédée Dodds, French military figure who played a leading role in French colonial expansion in West Africa in the late 19th century. After training at the prestigious military academy of Saint-Cyr, Dodds joined the French marine force. A company commander in the Franco-German War, he was

  • Dodds, Baby (American musician)

    Baby Dodds, African-American musican, a leading early jazz percussionist and one of the first major jazz drummers on record. At an early age Dodds played drums in New Orleans parade and jazz bands, and in 1918–21 he played in Fate Marable’s riverboat bands. In 1922 he went to San Francisco to join

  • Dodds, Johnny (American musician)

    Johnny Dodds, African-American musician noted as one of the most lyrically expressive of jazz clarinetists. Dodds grew up in the musically stimulating environment of New Orleans in the early years of jazz and began playing clarinet at age 17. He played in Fate Marable’s riverboat bands (1917)

  • Dodds, Warren (American musician)

    Baby Dodds, African-American musican, a leading early jazz percussionist and one of the first major jazz drummers on record. At an early age Dodds played drums in New Orleans parade and jazz bands, and in 1918–21 he played in Fate Marable’s riverboat bands. In 1922 he went to San Francisco to join

  • Dodecachordon (work by Glareanus)

    Aeolian mode: …Glareanus in his music treatise Dodecachordon (1547). In that work Glareanus expanded the standing system of eight church modes—which had prevailed since the 9th century—to accommodate the increasingly common major and minor modes as well as the growing importance of harmony as a determinant of melodic motion. He added four…

  • dodecahedron (mathematics)

    garnet: Crystal structure: …24 sides and are called dodecahedrons (see photograph) and trapezohedrons (see photograph), respectively, or they are combinations of such forms (see photograph). All tend to be nearly equant. A few studies have led to the suggestion that these crystal habits can be correlated with chemical composition—i.e., that dodecahedrons are most…

  • Dodecanese (islands, Greece)

    Dodecanese, group of islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwestern coast of Turkey in southeastern Greece. The islands constituted a nomós (department) until 2011, when local government in Greece was reorganized and the islands were divided among four new perifereiakés enótites (regional units)

  • dodecanoic acid (chemical compound)

    carboxylic acid: Saturated aliphatic acids: …from C12 to C18 (lauric, myristic, palmitic, and stearic), are present in the fats and oils of many animals and plants, with palmitic and stearic acids being the most prevalent. Lauric acid (C12) is the main acid in coconut oil (45–50 percent) and palm kernel oil (45–55 percent). Nutmeg…

  • Dodecatheon (plant)

    Shooting star, in botany, any flowering plant of the genus Dodecatheon (family Primulaceae), with about 14 species, mostly native to western North America but with one species in Siberia. Several species are cultivated—often in rock gardens—for their attractive flowers. The low-growing shooting

  • dōdecatropos (Greek astrology)

    astrology: Astrology in the Hellenistic period (3rd century bc to 3rd century ad): …genethlialogy each place in this dōdecatropos determines an aspect of the life of the native (one born under a particular sign); in other forms of astrology the place determines some appropriate aspect of the sublunar world.

  • Dodeigne, Eugène (French sculptor)

    Eugène Dodeigne, Belgian-born French sculptor best known for his monumental stone figures, usually placed outdoors. Dodeigne was trained by his father, a stone mason, and attended the école des Beaux-Arts in Tourcoing and the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. From the emaciated angularity of his

  • Dodekánisa (islands, Greece)

    Dodecanese, group of islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwestern coast of Turkey in southeastern Greece. The islands constituted a nomós (department) until 2011, when local government in Greece was reorganized and the islands were divided among four new perifereiakés enótites (regional units)

  • Doderer, Heimito von (Austrian novelist)

    Heimito von Doderer, Austrian novelist who achieved international fame with his novel of post-World War I Vienna, Die D?monen (1956; The Demons), on which he had worked since 1931. It explores the society and mood of Vienna in 1926–27 in a many-layered web of detail and complex characterization.

  • d?des rige, De (work by Pontoppidan)

    Henrik Pontoppidan: Pontoppidan’s great novel De d?des rige, 5 vol. (1912–16; “The Realm of the Dead”), shows his dissatisfaction with political developments after the liberal victory of 1901 and with the barrenness of the new era. His final novel, Mands Himmerig (1927; “Man’s Heaven”), describes neutral Denmark during World War…

  • Dodeskaden (film by Kurosawa Akira [1970])

    Kurosawa Akira: Later works: …of his films, Dodesukaden (1970; Dodeskaden). His first work in colour, a comedy of poor people living in slums, it recaptured much of the poignancy of his best works but failed financially. The period of personal despondency and artistic silence that followed ended in the mid-1970s when Kurosawa filmed Dersu…

  • Dodesukaden (film by Kurosawa Akira [1970])

    Kurosawa Akira: Later works: …of his films, Dodesukaden (1970; Dodeskaden). His first work in colour, a comedy of poor people living in slums, it recaptured much of the poignancy of his best works but failed financially. The period of personal despondency and artistic silence that followed ended in the mid-1970s when Kurosawa filmed Dersu…

  • Dodge Brothers Company (American company)

    Horace E. Dodge and John F. Dodge: The Dodge Brothers Company in 1910 established a large auto-parts plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. There the brothers made engines and other auto parts for the Ford Motor Company and for Olds Motor Works. In 1913 they began producing their own automobiles, and the first Dodge automobile…

  • Dodge City (Kansas, United States)

    Dodge City, city, seat (1873) of Ford county, southwestern Kansas, U.S., on the Arkansas River. Fort Dodge, 5 miles (8 km) east, was established in 1864 and named for Colonel Henry I. Dodge. Settled in 1872 with the arrival of the Santa Fe Railway, Dodge City attained notoriety as a frontier town

  • Dodge Club; or, Italy in 1859, The (work by De Mille)

    James De Mille: …novels of adventure, such as The Dodge Club; or, Italy in 1859 (1869); and historical romances, such as A Tale of Rome in the First Century (1867). Writings for young readers included the “B.O.W.C.” (“Brethren of the White Cross”) series, the first popular boys’ adventure stories produced in Canada. De…

  • Dodge, Bernard Ogilvie (American botanist)

    Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi. After completing high school (1892), Dodge taught in district schools and eventually became a high school principal. At the age of 28 he resumed his formal education at the Milwaukee Normal School. He obtained a

  • Dodge, Grace Hoadley (American philanthropist)

    Grace Hoadley Dodge, American philanthropist who helped form organizations for the welfare of working women in the United States. Dodge was of a wealthy family long active in philanthropic work. A great-granddaughter of David L. Dodge, New York merchant and peace activist, and granddaughter of

  • Dodge, Grenville Mellen (American engineer)

    Grenville Mellen Dodge, American civil engineer who was responsible for much of the railroad construction in the western and southwestern United States during the 19th century. Educated at Durham (N.H.) Academy and Norwich (Vt.) University, Dodge graduated as a military and civil engineer in 1851,

  • Dodge, Horace E. (American industrialist)

    Horace E. Dodge and John F. Dodge: Horace Dodge was responsible for a number of manufacturing innovations, including an oven that could bake enamel onto steel auto bodies. By 1920, the year in which both brothers died, Dodge was one of the industry’s largest companies. The Dodge concern was purchased by Chrysler…

  • Dodge, Horace E.; and Dodge, John F. (American industrialists)

    Horace E. Dodge and John F. Dodge, American brothers, automobile manufacturers who invented one of the first all-steel cars in America. Bicycles were the first vehicles produced by the Dodge brothers. In 1901 they opened a machine shop in Detroit, making stove parts and, later, auto parts. The

  • Dodge, Horace Elgin (American industrialist)

    Horace E. Dodge and John F. Dodge: Horace Dodge was responsible for a number of manufacturing innovations, including an oven that could bake enamel onto steel auto bodies. By 1920, the year in which both brothers died, Dodge was one of the industry’s largest companies. The Dodge concern was purchased by Chrysler…

  • Dodge, John F. (American industrialist)

    Horace E. Dodge and John F. Dodge: …first vehicles produced by the Dodge brothers. In 1901 they opened a machine shop in Detroit, making stove parts and, later, auto parts. The Dodge Brothers Company in 1910 established a large auto-parts plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. There the brothers made engines and other auto parts for the Ford Motor…

  • Dodge, John Francis (American industrialist)

    Horace E. Dodge and John F. Dodge: …first vehicles produced by the Dodge brothers. In 1901 they opened a machine shop in Detroit, making stove parts and, later, auto parts. The Dodge Brothers Company in 1910 established a large auto-parts plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. There the brothers made engines and other auto parts for the Ford Motor…

  • Dodge, John V. (American editor)

    John V. Dodge, American editor and publishing executive of the Encyclop?dia Britannica. A graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. (1930), Dodge also studied at the University of Bordeaux, France (1930–31). During World War II he served with U.S. Army Intelligence. He joined Encyclop?dia

  • Dodge, John Vilas (American editor)

    John V. Dodge, American editor and publishing executive of the Encyclop?dia Britannica. A graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. (1930), Dodge also studied at the University of Bordeaux, France (1930–31). During World War II he served with U.S. Army Intelligence. He joined Encyclop?dia

  • Dodge, Joseph (American banker)

    Ikeda Hayato: …strong deflationary policy recommended by Joseph Dodge, a Detroit banker sent by the U.S. government to study the economic difficulties of occupied Japan. Ikeda’s pursuit of “balanced financing” was helped along after 1950 by U.S. military contracts related to the Korean War. Under Prime Minister Yoshida, Ikeda played a leading…

  • Dodge, Josephine Marshall Jewell (American educator)

    Josephine Marshall Jewell Dodge, American pioneer in the day nursery movement. Josephine Jewell was of a prominent family. She left Vassar College after three years in 1873 to accompany her father, who had just been appointed U.S. minister to Russia, to St. Petersburg. Returning to the United

  • Dodge, Mary Abigail (American author and editor)

    Mary Abigail Dodge, American essayist and editor whose writings included works both of homely wit and in ardent support of women’s independence from men. In 1850 Dodge graduated from the Ipswich (Massachusetts) Female Seminary, and she remained there as a teacher until 1854. She taught elsewhere

  • Dodge, Mary Elizabeth Mapes (American author)

    Mary Mapes Dodge, American author of children’s books and first editor of St. Nicholas magazine. As the daughter of an inventor and scientist, Mapes grew up in an environment where such prominent men as William Cullen Bryant and Horace Greeley were entertained. At 20 she married William Dodge, a

  • Dodge, Mary Mapes (American author)

    Mary Mapes Dodge, American author of children’s books and first editor of St. Nicholas magazine. As the daughter of an inventor and scientist, Mapes grew up in an environment where such prominent men as William Cullen Bryant and Horace Greeley were entertained. At 20 she married William Dodge, a

  • Dodge, William E. (American industrialist)

    William E. Dodge, American merchant, cofounder of Phelps, Dodge & Company, which was one of the largest mining companies in the United States for more than a century. Descended from early New England settlers, Dodge began his career in the dry-goods business. In 1833 he and his father-in-law, Anson

  • Dodge, William Earl (American industrialist)

    William E. Dodge, American merchant, cofounder of Phelps, Dodge & Company, which was one of the largest mining companies in the United States for more than a century. Descended from early New England settlers, Dodge began his career in the dry-goods business. In 1833 he and his father-in-law, Anson

  • dodgeball (game)

    Dodgeball, children’s game that requires a large, soft rubber ball, the size of a volleyball or beachball, and several players. Ten or more makes a good game. Dodgeball has three basic forms: one team against another team; one player against all the other players; or every man for himself. A

  • Dodger (book by Pratchett)

    Terry Pratchett: Dodger (2012) relays the adventures of a young man in Victorian London, where he encounters a Dickensian array of characters—among them Charles Dickens himself. The Long Earth (2012; with Stephen Baxter) and The Long War (2013; also with Baxter) concern the ramifications of the discovery…

  • Dodger Stadium (stadium, Los Angeles, California, United States)

    Los Angeles: Planning and housing: …as the home of baseball’s Dodger Stadium. To ameliorate the housing problem, the city later adopted a rent-control law and enforced building codes against indifferent slumlords, but the supply of low-income units has continued to lag far behind the demand.

  • Dodgers (American baseball team)

    Los Angeles Dodgers, American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles that plays in the National League (NL). The team has won six World Series titles and 23 NL pennants. Founded in 1883, the Dodgers were originally based in Brooklyn, New York, and were known as the Atlantics. The team

  • Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (British author)

    Lewis Carroll, English logician, mathematician, photographer, and novelist, especially remembered for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass (1871). His poem The Hunting of the Snark (1876) is nonsense literature of the highest order. Dodgson was the

  • Dodik, Milorad (Bosnian politician)

    Bosnia and Herzegovina: Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina: …president of the Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, was reelected, the Bosniak presidency passed to Bakir Izetbegovi?, the son of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first president, Alija Izetbegovi?. Attracting younger voters to his campaign for reconciliation, he joined Bosnian Croat Pres. ?eljko Kom?i? as a moderating figure.

  • Dodington, George Bubb, Baron Melcombe of Melcombe-Regis (British politician)

    George Bubb Dodington, Baron Melcombe of Melcombe-Regis, English politician, a career office seeker who was the subject of a satirical engraving by William Hogarth, “Chairing the Members” (1758), and kept a diary (published 1784) that remains one of the best sources on British politics of his time.

  • Dodo (American musician)

    Michael Marmarosa, (“Dodo”), American jazz pianist (born December 12, 1925, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died September 17, 2002, Pittsburgh), was a teenaged musician in top swing bands (Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, and Artie Shaw) before he became one of the first pianists to master the

  • dodo (extinct bird)

    Dodo, (Raphus cucullatus), extinct flightless bird of Mauritius (an island of the Indian Ocean), one of the three species that constituted the family Raphidae, usually placed with pigeons in the order Columbiformes but sometimes separated as an order (Raphiformes). The other two species, also found

  • Dodoens, Rembert (Flemish physician and botanist)

    Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist whose Stirpium historiae pemptades sex sive libri XXX (1583) is considered one of the foremost botanical works of the late 16th century. Dodoens received a medical degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (Louvain) in 1535 and composed works on

  • dodoitsu (Japanese literature)

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    Mick Dodson, Australian Aboriginal political activist and scholar who was named the 2009 Australian of the Year in recognition of his work to help better the lives of the country’s indigenous peoples and to promote reconciliation between Australia’s indigenous and nonindigenous residents. Through

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