from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bulfinch, Charles 1763-1844. American architect whose major works include the Massachusetts State House in Boston (1798) and the completion of the U.S. Capitol (1830).
  • Bulfinch, Thomas 1796-1867. American writer best known for his books popularizing Greek, Roman, Scandinavian, and Celtic mythology.


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  • The names, numbers, and incidents that Midori and Franklin Bulfinch relate to

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  • Yet to the majority of this great circle of readers and students the name Bulfinch in itself has no significance.

    The Age of Fable

  • His agent, by name Bulfinch, a solicitor at Redcastle, came to him with irrefragable proofs of gross peculation on the part of the bailiff who managed the home farm which supplied the house and stables, and showed him that it was necessary to make a thorough investigation and change of system.

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  • His Excellency Roger Wolcott, governor of the Commonwealth, George P. L.wrence, president of the senate, and John L. Bates, speaker of the house of representatives, shall, as a committee serving without pay, consider and decide upon plans for the furnishing of the so-called Bulfinch portion of the state house.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • The Capitol itself was sheathed in scaffolding because the copper and wood "Bulfinch" dome was being replaced with a cast iron dome designed by Thomas U. Walter.

    Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address

  • "Bulfinch" dome was being replaced with a cast iron dome designed by

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  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain and at least 1 book on Greek/Roman and Norse mythology, such as Bulfinch's Age of Fable and Asbjørnsen and Moe's Norwegian Folktales.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Thomas Bulfinch, who produced the classic Bulfinch's Mythology, writes in his preface,

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  • She had given him understanding even more than Bulfinch and Gayley.

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  • The image here comes from Norse mythology, in which the Midgard serpent is “of such an enormous size that holding his tail in his mouth he encircles the whole earth” (Bulfinch [1855] 2003: 333).

    Archive 2007-05-01


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