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1) puppet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Popular forms of the puppet show include the Punch and Judy shows of England and the Guignol in France. Puppet theaters have been established in the Americas; old...

2) Landon, Alfred Mossman. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Alfred Mossman, 1887-1987, U.S. politician, b. West Middlesex, Pa. He was a banker and oil operator before he ran for public office. Landon served (1933-37) as governor...

3) Mayer, Louis Burt. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Louis Burt, 1885-1957, American movie producer, b. Russia. Mayer began (1907) as the operator of a theater in Haverhill, Mass., gradually gaining control of all the...

4) Canfield, Richard Albert. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Richard Albert, 1855-1914, American gambler, b. New Bedford, Mass. A well-known gambling operator in Providence, R.I., Canfield went in the 1880s to New York, where...

5) Munsey, Frank Andrew. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American publisher and author, b. Mercer, Maine. In 1882 he quit a telegraph operator's job in Maine to begin a career as publisher in New York City. He started the...

6) operon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...operon, in genetics, site on a bacterial chromosome containing genes that control protein synthesis (structural genes) together with a gene that determines whether...

7) divining rod. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...This form of divination is still in common use in many parts of the world. The instrument is typically a forked twig. The operator holds the forked ends of the twig...

8) Jones, Casey. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American locomotive engineer celebrated in ballad and song, probably b. Jordan, Fulton co., Ky. His real name was John Luther Jones, but at the age of 17 he went...

9) corner. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Corners may be planned deliberately or may be brought about unintentionally, as through a fight for controlling interest in a corporation's stock. In the first type...

10) shaduf. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Essentially the device consists of a long boom balanced across a horizontal support from 8 to 10 ft (2.4-3 m) above the ground. The beam has a long, thin end and...

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