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  • also: franklin From Middle English frankelein ‎(“freeholder”). The place names are mostly named for Benjamin Franklin. Franklin A surname​. Benjamin Franklin
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  • books than with people; learned from books. 1783, Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin‎, page 16 From a child I was fond of reading, and
    3 KB (163 words) - 19:15, 17 June 2016
  • series of spinning glass bowls, played with the fingers, invented by Benjamin Franklin. See armonica. bowl organ glass armonica hydrocrystalophone
    1 KB (42 words) - 00:03, 24 July 2016
  • Named after its inventor, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin stove ‎(plural Franklin stoves) Wikipedia has an article on: Franklin stove Wikipedia A metal-lined
    335 bytes (48 words) - 13:35, 10 November 2012
  • two. 1782, letter from Benjamin Franklin to Robert Morris, 9 January, 1782, published in The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin: volume VII (John Bigelow
    887 bytes (131 words) - 11:09, 25 December 2015
  • creditable, superlative most creditable) Credible or believable. 1847, Benjamin Franklin Hall, The Land Owner's Manual Before receiving his testimony, the
    1 KB (115 words) - 05:04, 19 June 2016
  • trifocals. When the concept of bifocals was originally conceived by Benjamin Franklin, he called them double spectacles. bifocals pl ‎(plural only)
    940 bytes (68 words) - 13:44, 26 April 2016
  • participle of spoil spoiling ‎(plural spoilings) plunder; pillage Benjamin Franklin […] all the spoilings, thefts, burnings of houses and towns, and murders
    581 bytes (43 words) - 18:37, 20 October 2015
  • Coined by Benjamin Franklin, its inventor; built on Italian armonia ‎(“harmony”). Glass harmonica is a corruption of Franklin's original word, a backformation
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  • Sometimes attributed to Benjamin Franklin. do well by doing good (idiomatic) To achieve social acceptance or financial success as a result of behaving
    1 KB (139 words) - 23:19, 26 July 2016
  • lavish, splurge; to spend lavishly or profusely; to dissipate. 1746, Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's AlmanacDost thou love life? Then do not squander time
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  • comparable) To such a degree or extent. 1861 May 24, Major-General Benjamin Franklin Butler, letter to Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, Fort Monroe,
    965 bytes (85 words) - 00:00, 27 April 2016
  • life story, especially one published. There are many biographies of Benjamin Franklin. autobiography heterobiography psychobiography biographer biographical
    4 KB (75 words) - 23:34, 21 July 2016
  • mast or masts overly tall or heavy. 1838, Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks (editor), The works of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 6, The double desire of being able
    505 bytes (76 words) - 18:42, 27 May 2014
  • tetchily) In an annoyed or irritated manner. 1862, Henry Mayhew, Young Benjamin Franklin, chapter V "Do be quiet, will you, or I shall miss it all," cried
    1 KB (91 words) - 02:40, 10 July 2016
  • all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm
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  • Attributed to Benjamin Franklin, explaining why to take an older woman to bed, but appears in John Heywood's book of proverbs (1546) as 'When all candles
    2 KB (68 words) - 11:15, 12 January 2016
  • strawes and light bodies, and convert the needle freely placed. 1747, Benjamin Franklin, letter, 28 Jul 1747: Restoring the equilibrium in the bottle does
    12 KB (535 words) - 02:06, 10 July 2016
  • doomsayer. 1771, Franklin, Benjamin, John Bigelow, editor, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin[1], 1st complete English edition from Franklin's English Manuscript
    2 KB (183 words) - 20:47, 25 July 2016
  • passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking. (Can we date this quote?) Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. 1915
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