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  • proper n. A surname.


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  • The reviewer for The New York Times, Olin Downes, described the contraption as "a sort of a box on a tripod, with antennae," and so it is today.

    Boing Boing

  • The next morning, Mr. Olin Downes of the New York Times, while praising the concert, criticized Mr. Stravinsky on the ground that many times during the work he completely ignored his own markings of expression in the score.

    What Is This Business of Conducting?

  • [157.2] John Verbruggen, whose name Downes spells "Vanbruggen," "Vantbrugg," and "Verbruggen," is first recorded as having played Termagant in "The Squire of Alsatia," at the Theatre Royal, in 1688.

    An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Volume I

  • Mayor Todd Strange has playfully dubbed Downes the city's community and urban garden czar, but in many ways the title is deserved. - Go

  • I recall Downes saying that he does not believe on reports ticketed as research.

    education & tech

  • '' Downes '' (DD-375), '' Helm '' (DD-388), and '' Shaw '' (DD-373); seaplane tender '' Curtiss ''

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • He was ill, and it was, says Downes, "a theatrical cry for help".

    Borromini: the first architect

  • When Downes wrote that first fumbling essay, Borromini was still widely considered to be eccentric, and possibly even psychotic.

    Borromini: the first architect

  • Downes had written Blunt a "dreadful, if enthusiastic" first essay on the work of Francesco Borromini, the 17th-century baroque architect.

    Borromini: the first architect

  • The second half of the book is Downes on Borromini.

    Borromini: the first architect


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