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  • proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist John Patrick Micklethwait Brenan (1917-1985).


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  • Our rock star should fire Brenan just before the American people fire him!

    Brennan: Failed Christmas bombing not like 9/11

  • * I focus on net favorables rather than net approval of the parties in Congress (which Zeleny and Thee-Brenan cite) because the available data is more comprehensive and the measure is less confounded with feelings about Congress as an institution.

    Brendan Nyhan: Will the GOP Brand Make a Difference in November?

  • As for the war: “Every German woman and child killed is a contribution to the future safety and happiness of Europe,” Brenan wrote.

    Human Smoke

  • Variation is considerable with nine subspecies presently recognized, three occurring in the Indian subcontinent and six throughout Africa (Brenan 1983.)

    Chapter 10

  • Del.subsp. kraussiana (Berth) Brenan. as a poisonous plant in South Africa.

    Chapter 2

  • Four different varieties of Acacia senegal are recognized: var. senegal, var. kerensis Schweinf., var. rostrata Brenan, and var. Ieiorhachis Brenan.

    Chapter 15

  • [706] Brenan also wrote on English composition (1829), a work that went through fourteen editions by 1865; a work entitled _The Foreigner's English

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • On his return to Oxford he was asked by the editors of the Oxford History of Modern Europe, a new outward-looking venture for the university press, to visit Gerald Brenan to ask whether he would be willing to write a history of Spain.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • Brenan categorically refused: writing The Spanish Labyrinth had nearly killed him, he said; Carr offered himself as a replacement, was accepted, and set out on the history which, after some fifteen years of hard work, would make his name.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • It is amazing that Nagourney and Thee-Brenan build three anti-Republican, anti-filibuster, pro-Obama paragraphs around cherry picked poll respondent quotes, but couldn't find room to mention Obama's horrible 35/55 approve/disapprove split on the issue of health care.

    No Left Turns


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