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1811, Jul 181863, Dec 24
an English novelist of the 19th century. He is famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. In his earliest works, written under such pseudonyms as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh and George Savage Fitz-Boodle, he tended towards savagery in his attacks on high society, military prowess, the institution of marriage and hypocrisy. During the Victorian era Thackeray was ranked second only to Charles Dickens, but he is now much less widely read.
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11/03/1844-William Makepeace Thackeray completes Barry Lyndon
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Baculine: The line of the flagellant. Relating to the rod, or to punishment by flogging. William Makepeace Thackeray ...
Bumbailiff: A bailiff; one that makes arrests. The term is one of contempt (bum, buttocks; cp. bumrowl) , implying that...
Cadcatcher: A cheap article for sale, especially prepared to ensnare the undiscriminating. A 19th century term from cad...
Exuviate: Cast skins, shells and other coverings of animals; figuratively, cast-off articles of apparel. William Make...
Impavid: Fearless. From Latin in, not + pavidus, fearful. William Makepeace Thackeray in PENDENNIS (1849) remarked t...
Jugulate: To slit the throat of, to slay. Latin jugulum, collar-bone, throat, neck. Also jugulator, cut-throat. Ivor ...
Nix: A water-elf. See eche; nixie. Also (from German nichts, nothing) nothing, nobody. Nix! as a signal meant so...
Orgeat: A syrup, or a cooling drink made therefrom. In the 15th century it was made from barley (French orge, from ...
Osculation: See exosculation. An osculary was something to be kissed; Hugh Latimer in his SERMON BEFORE THE CONVOCATION...
Pinchbeck: An alloy (5 parts copper with 1 part zinc) that looks like gold, hence used for cheap jewelry; hence, spuri...
Sally Lunn: A tea-cake or hot roll. Sold first at Bath about 1797 by Sally Lunn, who cried them through the town; then ...
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Thornton Leigh Hunt
...Constitutional from 1837 until 1838, where he worked alongside William Makepeace Thackeray and Douglas Jerrold. In 1838 he went...
Amedee Pichot
...Byron and many works of Charles Dickens, Sheridan, William Makepeace Thackeray and Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
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