American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pears, Sir Peter Neville Luard 1910-1986. British tenor noted for his reedy tone and vocal agility and as chief interpreter of the vocal works of composer Benjamin Britten.
“Iain Pears, author of the remarkable historical mystery An”
“Some of my favorites from the past are "The Quincunx", by Charles Palliser, "Instance of the Fingerpost" by Iain Pears, "The Weight of Water" by Anita Shreve, and "The Source" by James Mitchener.”
“A masterful first novel and a must for readers of Iain Pears and David Liss.”
“Iain Pears, author of An Instance of the Fingerpost”
“No novel since Iain Pears’s Instance of the Fingerpost (1998) has so vigorously stirred the cauldron of conflict that was seventeenth-century England.”
“Delia Sherman is an author, editor, and teacher whose personal genre bias is towards the mythic and the historical, but reads everything from Chaucer to Robertson Davies to Iain Pears.”
“Renaissance Recipe ( "Pears" in Broth) on the AIA website”
“Soap, 'Sulphur Soap,' Ivory Soap ',' Pears 'Soap,' and all the other soaps.”
“[Illustration: Flight of the Blacksmith] "'Pears's if that ain't a colt any more.”
“Pears 's if we oughtn't ter trouble you," she said, "'cause we can't buy a pin's wuth.”
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