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

  • Nesbit, E(dith) 1858-1924. British writer of children's books best known for her modern fairy tales and fantasies, notably Five Children and It (1902). She was a founder of the socialist Fabian Society.

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  • When he strolls across the room to greet Jones, he explains that Nesbit is working at a temporary telemarketing job.

    Legacy of hope: Two friends made it cool to be smart at Ballou. But what happened after they left?

  • Woodcut by Charlton Nesbit from a design by John Thurston. 870px x 1080px

    List of Figures

  • Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper, who was motivated to write a "family adventure story" by a contest a publisher announced in Nesbit's honor, as she explained in her Newbery acceptance speech.

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  • "The Violet Car" by E. Nesbit is the first person story of a nurse who once worked for a very peculiar old couple: both of them believed that the nurse had been hired because the other had gone mad.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Wayne Nesbit is an alumni of Ballou High School and the College of the Holy Cross.

    Inner-City Teens Live On A Legacy Of Hope

  • With his randy theatricality, Barrymore referred to Nesbit as his “quivering pink poppy.”

    Empire of Dreams

  • There was a guy called Nesbit in 216 in the late 80's who came to us from the FFL .... he failed P Coy!

    Army Rumour Service

  • With Obama was Michelle Obama and Chicago friends Valerie Jarrett, Eric Whitaker and Martin Nesbit.

    In Hawaii, No Power to the People but … - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • During the three-month long trial, ZANU PF members openly told the court that they were against the farmers 'eviction adding that as political leaders they had agreed that productive farmers such as Nesbit should be spared from eviction.

    The Bearded Man

  • Nothing for it but to rattle off the bits that come to me, save and close the file, and go trudging back to the couch to drink my juice and read a Marine Corps novel with nothing whatever to do with E. Nesbit.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

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