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1) Uncle Sam. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Uncle Sam, name used to designate the U.S. government. The term arose in the War of 1812 and seems at first to have been used derisively by those opposed to the war....

2) Sebastian. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Portugal (1557-78), grandson and successor of John III. He was under the regency first of his grandmother (until 1562) and then of his uncle Henry (a cardinal and...

3) Henson, Josiah. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Uncle Tom in Uncle Tom's Cabin, b. Charles co., Md. In 1825 he faithfully led a party of his master's slaves from Maryland, across free territory in Ohio, to Kentucky....

4) Stowe, Harriet Beecher. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Harriet Beecher, 1811-96, American novelist and humanitarian, b. Litchfield, Conn. With her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, she stirred the conscience of Americans concerning...

5) Ross, Sir James Clark. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sir James Clark, 1800-1862, British polar explorer and rear admiral. In 1818 he accompanied his uncle, Sir John Ross, in search of the Northwest Passage and commanded...

6) Tussaud, Marie Gresholtz. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...She learned her art from her uncle, J. C. Curtius, proprietor of wax museums in Paris from 1762. Tussaud was imprisoned during the Reign of Terror, and many heads...

7) Henry, Alexander. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Old Northwest, each of whom left a valuable journal of his travels and experiences. Alexander Henry, the elder, 1739-1824, b. New Brunswick, N.J., served under Jeffery...

8) Abbas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Muhammad the Prophet and of Ali the caliph. A wealthy merchant of Mecca, he was at first opposed to the religious movement initiated by his nephew Muhammad. In 629...

9) Laban. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Leah and Rachel and uncle of Jacob. The Nuzi tablets contain the stories of Laban and Jacob....

10) Leskov, Nikolai Semyonovich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Russian short-story writer and novelist. Leskov was first a civil servant, then an agent for his uncle's business. Encouraged by his uncle he became a journalist...

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