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  • Don Juan (novel by Azorín)

    Spanish literature: Novels and essays: In novels such as Don Juan (1922) and Do?a Inés (1925), Azorín created retrospective, introspective, and nearly motionless narratives that shared many of the qualities of works by his contemporary Marcel Proust. Azorín’s essays—in El alma castellana (1900; “The Castilian Soul”), La ruta de Don Quijote (1905; “Don Quixote’s…

  • Don Juan in Hell (work by Shaw)

    Don Juan in Hell, the third act of Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw. Set off from the main action of the play, this act is a nonrealistic dream episode. A dialogue for four actors, it is spoken theatre at its most operatic and is often performed as a separate

  • Don Juan Tenorio (play by Zorrilla)

    Don Juan Tenorio, Spanish drama in seven acts by José Zorrilla, produced and published in 1844. The play, a variation of the traditional Don Juan story, was the most popular play of 19th-century Spain. Zorrilla’s Romantic style and sensibility are revealed in the rollicking story of the young

  • Don Juan und Faust (play by Grabbe)

    Christian Dietrich Grabbe: His tragedy Don Juan und Faust (1829) is an imaginative and daring attempt to combine the two great works of Mozart and Goethe. Like many of his plays, it exceeded the practical demands of the theatre. Among his most enduring is the mordant satire Scherz, Satire, Ironie,…

  • Don Juan, or The Love of Geometry (play by Frisch)

    Max Frisch: …die Liebe zur Geometrie (1953; Don Juan, or The Love of Geometry) is a reinterpretation of the legend of the famous lover of that name. In his powerful parable play Biedermann und die Brandstifter (1958; The Firebugs, also published as The Fire Raisers), arsonists insinuate themselves into the house of…

  • Don Juan, ou le festin de pierre (play by Molière)

    Louis Béjart: …le festin de pierre (1665; Don John; or, The Libertine). He was lamed in a brawl and retired on a pension in 1670.

  • Don Juan, ou le festin de pierre (ballet)

    Gasparo Angiolini: …composer Cristoph Gluck to produce Don Juan, ou le festin de pierre, based on Molière’s play of the same name; in this ballet much of the action was expressed through dance itself. In 1765 he choreographed the ballet Sémiramis to music by Gluck and in 1762 staged the ballet sequences…

  • Don Kirshner

    Don Kirshner managed singers Bobby Darin and Connie Francis before forming Aldon Music in 1958 with veteran publisher Al Nevins. Setting up office in the heart of Tin Pan Alley on Broadway across from the Brill Building, they cultivated prolific songwriting partnerships including those of Neil

  • Don Muang International Airport (airport, Thailand)

    Thailand: Transportation and telecommunications: Don Muang International Airport, north of Bangkok, was the hub of Thailand’s air network until late 2006, when much of its commercial air traffic was then redirected to Suvarnabhumi, a large new international airport about 20 miles (30 km) east of the city. However, cracks…

  • Don Pacifico affair (British history)

    Don Pacifico Affair, (1850), a quarrel between Great Britain and Greece, in which British acts antagonized France and Russia and caused controversy at home. David Pacifico (known as Don Pacifico) was a Portuguese Jew who, having been born in Gibraltar in 1784, was a British subject. After serving

  • Don Pasquale (opera by Donizetti)

    Don Pasquale, opera buffa (comic opera) in three acts by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti (Italian libretto by Donizetti and Giovanni Ruffini) that premiered at the Théatre Italien in Paris on January 3, 1843. As a masterpiece of comic opera, Don Pasquale remains a staple of the world’s opera

  • Don Quijote (fictional character)

    Don Quixote, 17th-century Spanish literary character, the protagonist of the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The book, originally published in Spanish in two parts (1605, 1615), concerns the eponymous would-be knight errant whose delusions of grandeur make him the butt of many practical

  • Don Quixote (fictional character)

    Don Quixote, 17th-century Spanish literary character, the protagonist of the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The book, originally published in Spanish in two parts (1605, 1615), concerns the eponymous would-be knight errant whose delusions of grandeur make him the butt of many practical

  • Don Quixote (work by Strauss)

    Richard Strauss: Life: …two most ambitious tone poems, Don Quixote and Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). In 1904 he and Pauline, who was the foremost exponent of his songs, toured the United States, where in New York City he conducted the first performance of his Symphonia Domestica (Domestic Symphony). The following year, in…

  • Don Quixote (work by Madariaga y Rojo)

    Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo: …del lector del Quijote (1926; Don Quixote), an analysis of Cervantes’ classic; and Spain (1942), a historical essay. He also published books on various periods in Latin-American history, among them Cuadro histórico de las Indias, 2 vol. (1945; The Rise and Fall of the Spanish American Empire), and the trilogy…

  • Don Quixote (novel by Cervantes)

    Don Quixote, novel published in two parts (part 1, 1605, and part 2, 1615) by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, one of the most widely read classics of Western literature. Originally conceived as a parody of the chivalric romances that had long been in literary vogue, it describes realistically

  • Don River (river, Russia)

    Don River, one of the great rivers of the European portion of Russia. It has been a vital artery in Russian history since the days of Peter I the Great, who initiated a hydrographic survey of its course. Throughout the world the river is associated with images of the turbulent and colourful Don

  • Don River Basin (river basin, Russia)

    Don River: History and economy: …expansion of irrigation in the Don River basin, which grew from about 124,000 acres (50,000 hectares) in 1950 to nearly 2.5 million acres by 1980. In the upper basin an extensive network of ponds aids irrigation; these ponds are also used for raising fish.

  • Don Rodrigo (opera by Ginastera)

    Alberto Ginastera: His first opera, Don Rodrigo (1964), unsuccessful in its premiere in Buenos Aires, was hailed as a triumph in New York City in 1966.

  • Don Sanche d’Aragon (play by Corneille)

    Pierre Corneille: Contribution to comedy.: Don Sanche d’Aragon (performed 1650), Andromède (performed 1650), a spectacular play in which stage machinery was very important, and Nicomède (performed 1651) were all written during the political upheaval and civil war of the period known as the Fronde (1648–53), with Don Sanche in particular…

  • Don Segundo Sombra (work by Güiraldes)

    Ricardo Güiraldes: …best remembered for his novel Don Segundo Sombra (1926). This work is a poetic interpretation of the Argentinian gaucho, the free-spirited vagabond cattle herder of the pampas (grasslands), and it has become a classic work of Spanish American literature.

  • Don’s Party (work by Williamson)

    David Williamson: …authority, violence, and sexuality; and Don’s Party (1973; filmed 1976), about a group of frustrated former radicals. He examines the social dynamics of bureaucracies in The Department (1975) and The Club (1978; filmed 1980). The Perfectionist (1983; filmed 1987) and Emerald City (1987; filmed 1991) are both comedies of manners.…

  • Don’t Ask Me How the Time Goes By (work by Pacheco)

    José Emilio Pacheco: …cómo pasa el tiempo (1969; Don’t Ask Me How the Time Goes By) includes poems in which there is a nostalgic desire to relive the past, sometimes coupled with a fine sense of irony. The short stories in El principio del placer (1972; “The Pleasure Principle”) are united by the…

  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (United States policy)

    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), byname for the former official U.S. policy (1993–2011) regarding the service of homosexuals in the military. The term was coined after Pres. Bill Clinton in 1993 signed a law (consisting of statute, regulations, and policy memoranda) directing that military personnel

  • Don’t Blink—Robert Frank (film by Israel [2015])

    Robert Frank: …of Robert Frank (2004) and Don’t Blink—Robert Frank (2015).

  • Don’t Bother Me (song by Harrison)

    George Harrison: …original works, beginning with “Don’t Bother Me” (1963). A few of his later songs came to be regarded as some of the Beatles’ finest, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (1968), “Here Comes the Sun” (1969), and “Something” (1969). In 1965 Harrison studied the sitar with Ravi Shankar and…

  • Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope (work by Carroll and Grant)

    Vinnette Carroll: The hit gospel revue Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, conceived by Carroll and with music and lyrics by Micki Grant, opened on Broadway in 1972 with Carroll as director and was nominated for four Tony Awards. Her adaptation of The Gospel According to Matthew, Your Arms Too Short…

  • Don’t Call Me by My Right Name and Other Stories (work by Purdy)

    James Purdy: His first two works—Don’t Call Me by My Right Name and Other Stories and 63: Dream Palace, a novella (both 1956)—were rejected by a number of American publishing houses and were first published by Purdy through a subsidy publisher. These books won the support of Dame Edith Sitwell…

  • Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (song by Lloyd Webber and Rice)

    Tim Rice: …the international hit song “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.” For the cast show album, Rice won the first of several Grammy Awards. A 1996 film adaptation featured a new Rice–Lloyd Webber song, “You Must Love Me,” performed by pop star Madonna. It won an Academy Award for best original…

  • Don’t Cry, Scream (poetry by Madhubuti)

    Haki R. Madhubuti: The verse collection Don’t Cry, Scream (1969) includes an introduction by poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Lee’s poetry readings were extremely popular during that time.

  • Don’t Drink the Water (television film by Allen [1994])

    Woody Allen: The 1990s: …for the made-for-television version of Don’t Drink the Water (1994) that Allen directed and in which he starred.

  • Don’t Drink the Water (play by Allen)

    Woody Allen: Youth and early work: …meantime, he wrote a play, Don’t Drink the Water, which won acclaim on Broadway in 1966. That year also marked Allen’s first contribution to The New Yorker. Writing initially in the style of S.J. Perelman, Allen would go on to contribute dozens of sophisticated humour pieces to the magazine over…

  • Don’t Fall off the Mountain (work by MacLaine)

    Shirley MacLaine: In 1970 MacLaine published Don’t Fall off the Mountain, which turned out to be the first in a series of best-selling memoirs describing not only her life in movies and her relationships (including that with her brother) but also her search for spiritual fulfillment. In 1987 she cowrote, produced,…

  • Don’t Knock the Rock (film by Sears [1956])

    Little Richard: …of the earliest rock-and-roll movies: Don’t Knock the Rock and The Girl Can’t Help It (both 1956) and Mr. Rock and Roll (1957). In the latter he stands at the piano belting out songs with a dark intensity that, in the bland Eisenhower years, seemed excessive, an impression amplified by…

  • Don’t Look Back (film by Pennebaker [1967])

    Bob Dylan: …engulfed Dylan is captured in Don’t Look Back (1967), the telling documentary of his 1965 tour of Britain, directed by D.A. Pennebaker.

  • Don’t Look Now (film by Roeg [1973])

    Nicolas Roeg: …including the erotic psychological thriller Don’t Look Now (1973), which starred Julie Christie and was based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier; the science-fiction film The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), featuring an otherworldly David Bowie; Bad Timing (1980), starring Art Garfunkel; and The Witches (1990), based…

  • Don’t Think Twice (film by Birbiglia [2016])

    Ira Glass: …a producer on Birbiglia’s film Don’t Think Twice (2016), which was about a New York City improv comedy troupe.

  • Don’t Wanna Fight (song by Alabama Shakes)

    Alabama Shakes: …by the soul anthem “Don’t Wanna Fight,” the album’s first single, which logged heavy airplay on alternative rock stations. Sound & Color embraced funk, blues, and soul conventions in a way that transcended mere revival. This departure was especially apparent on tracks such as “Gimme All Your Love,” which…

  • Don’t Worry, Be Happy (vocal recording by McFerrin)

    Bobby McFerrin: …featured the hit song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” He also recorded television commercials and a theme song for The Cosby Show; improvised music for actor Jack Nicholson’s readings of Rudyard Kipling’s children’s stories; and released an album with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, titled Hush, in 1992.

  • Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (film by Van Sant [2018])

    Gus Van Sant: Van Sant then directed Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018), a biopic on the quadriplegic artist John Callahan, who was known for his controversial cartoons.

  • Don, River (river, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    River Don, river in Aberdeenshire, northeastern Scotland, rising in the Grampian Mountains, flowing generally eastward parallel to and north of the River Dee, and emptying into the North Sea at Aberdeen after a course of 82 miles (132 km). In its upper course it receives a number of short mountain

  • Don, River (river, England, United Kingdom)

    River Don, river in England that rises at about 1,500 ft (460 m) in the Pennine range. It flows in a deeply entrenched course across the South Yorkshire coalfield past the city of Sheffield, where its basin forms the heart of the steelmaking district. From there the river flows northeastward past

  • Do?a Bárbara (novel by Gallegos)

    Rómulo Gallegos: …in Latin American literature with Do?a Bárbara (1929; Eng. trans. Do?a Barbara), the story of the ruthless female boss of a hacienda who meets her match in the city-educated Santos Luzardo. She and the violent frontier yield in the face of civilization and law. The novel Cantaclaro (1934; “Chanticleer”) deals…

  • Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (novel by Amado)

    Brazilian literature: Modernismo and regionalism: …e seus dois maridos (1966; Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands), the latter a tour de force that has been interpreted as an allegory of Brazil’s paradoxically bawdy yet conservative proclivities. The most revered regionalist is Graciliano Ramos, whose pungent novels—which include Vidas sêcas (1938; Barren Lives) and Angústia (1936;…

  • Dona Flor e seus dois maridos (novel by Amado)

    Brazilian literature: Modernismo and regionalism: …e seus dois maridos (1966; Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands), the latter a tour de force that has been interpreted as an allegory of Brazil’s paradoxically bawdy yet conservative proclivities. The most revered regionalist is Graciliano Ramos, whose pungent novels—which include Vidas sêcas (1938; Barren Lives) and Angústia (1936;…

  • Do?a Inés (novel by Azorín)

    Spanish literature: Novels and essays: In novels such as Don Juan (1922) and Do?a Inés (1925), Azorín created retrospective, introspective, and nearly motionless narratives that shared many of the qualities of works by his contemporary Marcel Proust. Azorín’s essays—in El alma castellana (1900; “The Castilian Soul”), La ruta de Don Quijote (1905; “Don Quixote’s…

  • Do?a Marina (sculpture by Vilar)

    Manuel Vilar: …Aztecs; and La Malinche (1852; La Malinche or Do?a Marina), the first native woman of Mexico who converted to Christianity and who also served as Hernán Cortés’s translator.

  • Donaghadee (Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)

    Ards: Donaghadee, at the northeastern end of the peninsula, is a popular resort town, and bird sanctuaries are found along the lough-side. Roads extending throughout the former district merge with a national highway at Newtownards, then run westward to Belfast. Area former district, 139 square miles…

  • Donahue, Phil (American journalist and television personality)

    Phil Donahue, American journalist and television personality who pioneered the daytime issue-oriented TV talk show. His hugely popular show aired from 1967 to 1996, and Donahue won nine Daytime Emmy Awards (1977–80, 1982–83, 1985–86, and 1988) as outstanding host. Donahue graduated from the

  • Donahue, Phillip John (American journalist and television personality)

    Phil Donahue, American journalist and television personality who pioneered the daytime issue-oriented TV talk show. His hugely popular show aired from 1967 to 1996, and Donahue won nine Daytime Emmy Awards (1977–80, 1982–83, 1985–86, and 1988) as outstanding host. Donahue graduated from the

  • Donahue, Thomas R. (American labour leader)

    American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations: Merger of the AFL and the CIO: …1995, he named his secretary-treasurer, Thomas R. Donahue, to fill the remainder of his term. At the organization’s 1995 convention, Donahue was defeated for the presidency by John J. Sweeney in what marked the first competitive election in AFL-CIO history. Sweeney, former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU),…

  • Donahue, Tom (American disc jockey)

    Tom Donahue: As a Top 40 deejay in Philadelphia and San Francisco, “Big Daddy” Tom Donahue opened his show with a self-spoofing line: “I’m here to clean up your face and mess up your mind.” But it was on the FM band in the late 1960s and…

  • Donahue, Troy (American actor)

    Troy Donahue, (Merle Johnson, Jr.), American actor (born Jan. 27, 1936, New York, N.Y.—died Sept. 2, 2001, Santa Monica, Calif.), was a teen heartthrob in the late 1950s and early ’60s, with starring roles in movies, including A Summer Place (1959), Parrish (1961), Rome Adventure (1962), and Palm S

  • Donalbane (king of Scotland)

    Donald Bane, king of Scotland from November 1093 to May 1094 and from November 1094 to October 1097, son of Duncan I. Upon the death of his brother Malcolm III Canmore (1093) there was a fierce contest for the crown. Donald Bane besieged Edinburgh Castle, took it, and, with the support of the

  • Donald Bain (king of Scotland)

    Donald Bane, king of Scotland from November 1093 to May 1094 and from November 1094 to October 1097, son of Duncan I. Upon the death of his brother Malcolm III Canmore (1093) there was a fierce contest for the crown. Donald Bane besieged Edinburgh Castle, took it, and, with the support of the

  • Donald Ban (king of Scotland)

    Donald Bane, king of Scotland from November 1093 to May 1094 and from November 1094 to October 1097, son of Duncan I. Upon the death of his brother Malcolm III Canmore (1093) there was a fierce contest for the crown. Donald Bane besieged Edinburgh Castle, took it, and, with the support of the

  • Donald Bane (king of Scotland)

    Donald Bane, king of Scotland from November 1093 to May 1094 and from November 1094 to October 1097, son of Duncan I. Upon the death of his brother Malcolm III Canmore (1093) there was a fierce contest for the crown. Donald Bane besieged Edinburgh Castle, took it, and, with the support of the

  • Donald Duck (cartoon character)

    Donald Duck, an ill-tempered, squawking cartoon duck who was Walt Disney’s second most famous cartoon character after Mickey Mouse and who enjoyed worldwide popularity as the star of animated films, newspaper comic strips, comic books, and television. Donald Duck’s first film appearance was in a

  • Donald I (king of Alba)

    Donald I, king of Alba, the united kingdom of the Picts and Scots (858–862), and brother and successor of Kenneth I MacAlpin. Donald established an ancient corpus of laws and rights (known as the laws of Aed, or Aedh) that apparently included the custom of tanistry. According to this custom, the

  • Donald II (king of Scots)

    Donald II, king of the Scots (from 889), son of Constantine I and successor to Eochaid and Giric (reigned 878–889). His reign coincided with renewed invasions by the Danes, who came less to plunder and more to occupy the lands bordering Scotland and the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. He was also embroiled

  • Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture (building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States)

    National Portrait Gallery: …building, now known as the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, reopened in 2006 after undergoing renovations to emphasize its strongest architectural features, including porticos, vaulted ceilings, and a curving double staircase.

  • Donald, David Herbert (American historian)

    David Herbert Donald, American historian (born Oct. 1, 1920, Goodman, Miss.—died May 17, 2009, Boston, Mass.), was an esteemed historian who twice won the Pulitzer Prize for biography, in 1961 for Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War (1960) and in 1988 for Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas

  • Donaldbane (king of Scotland)

    Donald Bane, king of Scotland from November 1093 to May 1094 and from November 1094 to October 1097, son of Duncan I. Upon the death of his brother Malcolm III Canmore (1093) there was a fierce contest for the crown. Donald Bane besieged Edinburgh Castle, took it, and, with the support of the

  • Donaldson, John (American baseball player)

    baseball: Segregation: …of the greatest black pitchers, John Donaldson and Jose Mendez.

  • Donaldson, Sam (American television journalist)

    Sam Donaldson, American television journalist best known for his long and distinguished career at ABC (the American Broadcasting Company), where he covered stories and conducted investigations of national and international interest. Donaldson was raised on his family’s farm in Chamberino, N.M. He

  • Donaldson, Samuel Andrew (American television journalist)

    Sam Donaldson, American television journalist best known for his long and distinguished career at ABC (the American Broadcasting Company), where he covered stories and conducted investigations of national and international interest. Donaldson was raised on his family’s farm in Chamberino, N.M. He

  • Donaldson, Simon Kirwan (British mathematician)

    Simon Kirwan Donaldson, British mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1986 for his work in topology. Donaldson attended Pembroke College, Cambridge (B.A., 1979), and Worcester College, Oxford (Ph.D., 1983). From 1983 to 1985 he was a Junior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford,

  • Donaldson, Walter (American musician)

    Walter Donaldson, U.S. lyricist, arranger, pianist, and prolific composer of popular songs for stage productions and films. Donaldson began his career as a pianist for a music publisher. After 19 months spent entertaining troops at Camp Upton, New York, during World War I, he joined the new

  • Donaldson-Smith, A. (British explorer)

    Somalia: Penetration of the interior: During 1894–95 A. Donaldson-Smith explored the headwaters of the Shabeelle in Ethiopia, reached Lake Rudolf, and eventually descended the Tana River to the Kenyan coast. In 1891 the Italian Luigi Robecchi-Bricchetti trekked from Mogadishu to Hobyo and then crossed the Ogaden region to Berbera. About the same…

  • Do?ana National Park (national park, Spain)

    Coto Do?ana National Park, national park on the southwestern coast of Spain, at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River. A hunting ground for royalty from the 14th century, it was made a reserve in 1963 and a national park in 1969. Its natural habitats encompass some 196 square miles (507 square km) of

  • Donar (Germanic deity)

    Christianity: Theology of icons: Donar, a Germanic god, reputedly whispered in a holy oak, and Boniface merely had to fell the Donar oak in order to demonstrate the superiority of Christ over the pagan god. Among the Germanic tribes in the West, there was no guild of sculptors or…

  • donat (medieval books)

    printing: Xylography: …of Latin grammar by Aelius Donatus and called donats, were published by a method identical to that of the Chinese. Given the Western alphabet, it would seem reasonable that the next step taken might have been to carve blocks of writing that, instead of texts, would simply contain a large…

  • Donat, Robert (British actor)

    The 39 Steps: …London, Richard Hannay (played by Robert Donat) befriends a scared woman (Lucie Mannheim) who, in the course of an evening, tells him that she is actually a spy and makes a cryptic reference to “the 39 steps.” The woman is later murdered, and Hannay becomes the prime suspect. He flees…

  • donatário (Portuguese history)

    Donatário, the recipient of a capitania (captaincy), both a territorial division and a royal land grant in Portuguese colonies, especially Brazil. The Portuguese had used the captaincy system with success in the Madeira Islands and the Azores, and in 1533 King John III decided to employ it to

  • Donatello (Italian sculptor)

    Donatello, master of sculpture in both marble and bronze, one of the greatest of all Italian Renaissance artists. A good deal is known about Donatello’s life and career, but little is known about his character and personality, and what is known is not wholly reliable. He never married and he seems

  • Donati, Corso (Italian noble)

    Corso Donati, Florentine nobleman and soldier who formed and led the political faction known as the Blacks (Neri). He was master of Florence from 1301 to 1308. Of a prominent Guelf (pro-papal) family, Donati acquired much influence in the Florentine government, especially after his victory over the

  • Donati, Enrico (Italian-born American painter and sculptor)

    Enrico Donati, Italian-born American painter and sculptor (born Feb. 19, 1909, Milan, Italy—died April 25, 2008, New York, N.Y.), was the last surviving member of the group of European artists who gathered in New York City at the outbreak of World War II and helped usher in the Surrealist movement

  • Donati, Giovanni Battista (Italian astronomer)

    Giovanni Battista Donati, Italian astronomer who, on Aug. 5, 1864, was first to observe the spectrum of a comet (Comet 1864 II). This observation indicated correctly that comet tails contain luminous gas and do not shine merely by reflected sunlight. Between 1854 and 1864 Donati discovered six

  • Donatia (plant genus)

    Donatia, the only genus of the family Donatiaceae, of the aster order (Asterales), containing two species of small cushion plants, native to the subalpine regions of Tasmania, New Zealand, and South America. The little plants form dense spirals of narrow, thick, leathery leaves. Donatia flowers,

  • Donatienne (work by Bazin)

    René Bazin: Donatienne (1903) is an account of the fortunes of a young Breton couple. Forced by poverty, the young mother, Donatienne, goes into service in the city, where she succumbs to the corruption of city life. The young husband, after losing his farm, leads the wretched…

  • Donatists (religion)

    Donatist, a member of a Christian group in North Africa that broke with the Roman Catholics in 312 over the election of Caecilian as bishop of Carthage; the name derived from their leader, Donatus (d. c. 355). Historically, the Donatists belong to the tradition of early Christianity that produced

  • Donatus (bishop of Carthage)

    Donatist: …name derived from their leader, Donatus (d. c. 355). Historically, the Donatists belong to the tradition of early Christianity that produced the Montanist and Novatianist movements in Asia Minor and the Melitians in Egypt. They opposed state interference in church affairs, and, through the peasant warriors called Circumcellions, they had…

  • Donatus, Aelius (Roman grammarian)

    Aelius Donatus, famous grammarian and teacher of rhetoric at Rome, one of whose pupils was Eusebius Hieronymus (later St. Jerome). Donatus wrote a large and a small school grammar, Ars maior and Ars minor. The latter was written for young students and gives, by question and answer, elementary

  • Donatzuitz (Armenian liturgy)

    Armenian rite: …upon such books as the Donatzuitz, the order of service, or celebration of the liturgy; the Badarakamaduitz, the book of the sacrament, containing all the prayers used by the priest; the Giashotz, the book of midday, containing the Epistle and Gospel readings for each day; and the Z’amagirq, the book…

  • Donau (river, Europe)

    Danube River, river, the second longest in Europe after the Volga. It rises in the Black Forest mountains of western Germany and flows for some 1,770 miles (2,850 km) to its mouth on the Black Sea. Along its course it passes through 10 countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia,

  • Donau Glacial Stage (geology)

    Donau Glacial Stage, major division of early Pleistocene time and deposits in the Alpine region of Europe (the Pleistocene Epoch dates from about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago). The Donau Glacial Stage preceded the Donau-Günz Interglacial Stage and is represented by the Donau Gravels. The Donau

  • Donau-Günz Interglacial Stage (geology)

    Donau-Günz Interglacial Stage, major division of early Pleistocene time and deposits in the Alpine region of Europe (the Pleistocene Epoch dates from about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago). The Donau-Günz Interglacial, a period of relatively moderate climatic conditions, followed the Donau Glacial

  • Donauschule (painting)

    Danube school, a tradition of landscape painting that developed in the region of the Danube River valley in the early years of the 16th century. A number of painters are considered to have been members of the Danube school. Chief among them was the Regensburg master Albrecht Altdorfer (c.

  • Donauw?rth (Germany)

    Donauw?rth, city and port, Bavaria Land (state), southern Germany. It lies at the confluence of the Danube and W?rnitz rivers, some 25 miles (40 km) north-northwest of Augsburg. There is evidence of settlement of the site from the 6th century ad. The city itself grew up around the Mangoldstein, a

  • Donawitz (Austria)

    Leoben, town, southeast-central Austria, on the Mur River, northwest of Graz. An ancient settlement, it was reestablished as a town by Ottokar II of Bohemia about 1263. Medieval buildings include the Maria am Waasen Church (12th century, rebuilt 15th century) with magnificent Gothic stained-glass

  • Donax (mollusk)

    Coquina clam, any bivalve mollusk of the genus Donax. These marine invertebrates inhabit sandy beaches along coasts worldwide. A typical species, Donax variabilis, measures only about 10 to 25 mm (0.4 to 1 inch) in length. Its shell is wedge-shaped and varies widely in colour from white, yellow,

  • donax clam (mollusk)

    Coquina clam, any bivalve mollusk of the genus Donax. These marine invertebrates inhabit sandy beaches along coasts worldwide. A typical species, Donax variabilis, measures only about 10 to 25 mm (0.4 to 1 inch) in length. Its shell is wedge-shaped and varies widely in colour from white, yellow,

  • Donax fossor

    clam: The northern coquina (D. fossor), 6 to 12 mm long, is yellowish white with bluish rays and inhabits shallow waters from Long Island to Cape May, New Jersey.

  • Donax variabilis (mollusk)

    clam: The southern coquina (Donax variabilis), 1 to 2.5 cm long and pink, yellow, blue, white, or mauve, occurs on sandy beaches from Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico. The northern coquina (D. fossor), 6 to 12 mm long, is yellowish white with bluish rays and inhabits shallow waters…

  • Donbas (region, Europe)

    Donets Basin, large mining and industrial region of southeastern Europe, notable for its large coal reserves. The coalfield lies in southeastern Ukraine and in the adjoining region of southwestern Russia. The principal exploited area of the field covers nearly 9,000 square miles (23,300 square km)

  • Donbass (region, Europe)

    Donets Basin, large mining and industrial region of southeastern Europe, notable for its large coal reserves. The coalfield lies in southeastern Ukraine and in the adjoining region of southwestern Russia. The principal exploited area of the field covers nearly 9,000 square miles (23,300 square km)

  • donbassite (mineral)

    clay mineral: Chlorite: …aluminum hydroxide sheet are called donbassite and have the ideal formula of Al4.33(Si3Al)O10(OH)8 as an end-member for the dioctahedral chlorite. In many cases, the octahedral aluminum ions are partially replaced by magnesium, as in magnesium-rich aluminum dioctahedral chlorites called sudoite. Cookeite is another type of dioctahedral chlorite, in which lithium…

  • Doncaster (England, United Kingdom)

    Doncaster, town and metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of South Yorkshire, north-central England. The borough lies in the historic county of Yorkshire, except for the parish of Finningley and an area west of Bawtry, both of which belong to the historic county of Nottinghamshire. Besides the

  • Doncaster (district, England, United Kingdom)

    Doncaster: borough, metropolitan county of South Yorkshire, north-central England. The borough lies in the historic county of Yorkshire, except for the parish of Finningley and an area west of Bawtry, both of which belong to the historic county of Nottinghamshire. Besides the town of Doncaster, the…

  • Doncaster, James Scott, earl of (English noble)

    James Scott, duke of Monmouth, claimant to the English throne who led an unsuccessful rebellion against King James II in 1685. Although the strikingly handsome Monmouth had the outward bearing of an ideal monarch, he lacked the intelligence and resolution needed for a determined struggle for power.

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