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  • Strathcona and Mount Royal of Mount Royal and of Glencoe, Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron (Canadian financier and statesman)

    Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, Canadian fur trader, financier, railway promoter, and statesman. Smith was apprenticed to the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1838 and worked for many years at the fur trade in Labrador. He served as chief commissioner for the company in Canada

  • Strathcona and Mount Royal, Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron (Canadian financier and statesman)

    Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, Canadian fur trader, financier, railway promoter, and statesman. Smith was apprenticed to the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1838 and worked for many years at the fur trade in Labrador. He served as chief commissioner for the company in Canada

  • Strathcona Provincial Park (park, British Columbia, Canada)

    Vancouver Island: Strathcona Provincial Park occupies 847 square miles (2,193 square km) in the central part of the island, while Pacific Rim National Park (193 square miles [500 square km]) is in three sections along the west coast, and Cape Scott Provincial Park (58 square miles [151…

  • Strathearn (valley, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Earn: Strathearn, the picturesque valley of the river, is an attractive and fertile region that includes the health resorts of Crieff and Bridge of Earn and many historic ruins.

  • Strathearn, John de Warenne, 7th earl of Surrey, earl of (English noble)

    John de Warenne, 7th earl of Surrey, prominent supporter of Edward II of England, grandson of the 6th earl of Surrey. Warenne opposed Edward II’s favourite, Piers Gaveston, but nevertheless supported the king against the Lords Ordainer, a baronial committee seeking to restrict the king’s powers of

  • Strathearn, Robert the Steward, Earl of (king of Scotland)

    Robert II, king of Scots from 1371, first of the Stewart (Stuart) sovereigns in Scotland. Heir presumptive for more than 50 years, he had little effect on Scottish political and military affairs when he finally acceded to the throne. On the death (1326) of his father, Walter the Steward, in 1326,

  • Strather, John (British scientist)

    lithography: Commercial lithography: …printing) was first patented by John Strather of England. The principle was not practically applied until the 1870s, when rubber offset rollers were used on flat-bed presses for printing on metals. In 1860 the phototransfer process was patented, enabling a photographic image on sensitized paper to be inked and transferred…

  • Strathnairn of Strathnairn and of Jhānsi, Hugh Henry Rose, Baron (British field marshal)

    Hugh Henry Rose, Baron Strathnairn of Strathnairn and of Jhansi, British field marshal and one of the ablest commanders during the Indian Mutiny (1857–58). Son of the diplomat Sir George Rose, he was educated and received his military training in Berlin and entered the British army in 1820. From

  • strathspey (folk dance)

    Strathspey, slow Scottish dance for four or five couples, a variety of country dance. Its music, in 44 time, is characterized by frequent use of the “Scotch snap,” a short-long rhythmic figure that is equivalent to a 16th note followed by a dotted 8th note. The dance apparently originated about

  • Strathtay and Strathardle, John Murray, Earl of (Scottish noble)

    John Murray, 2nd marquess and 1st duke of Atholl, a leading Scottish supporter of William and Mary and of the Hanoverian succession. Son of the 1st marquess of Atholl, he favoured the accession of William and Mary in 1689 but was unable, during his father’s absence, to prevent the majority of his

  • stratification (biological community)

    inland water ecosystem: Permanent bodies of standing fresh water: This type of lake stratifies in summer as the surface water (epilimnion) warms and ceases to mix with the lower, colder layer (hypolimnion). Water circulates within but not between the layers, more vigorously within the epilimnion. The boundary between these layers is the metalimnion, a zone of rapid temperature…

  • stratification (geology)

    Stratification, the layering that occurs in most sedimentary rocks and in those igneous rocks formed at the Earth’s surface, as from lava flows and volcanic fragmental deposits. The layers range from several millimetres to many metres in thickness and vary greatly in shape. Strata may range from

  • stratificational grammar (linguistics)

    Stratificational grammar, system of grammatical analysis in which language is viewed as a network of relationships and linguistic structure is considered to be made up of several structural layers, or strata. Stratificational grammar derives in part from glossematics and in part from American

  • stratified ciliated epithelium (anatomy)

    epithelium: In stratified ciliated epithelium the superficial cells are ciliated and columnar. This epithelium lines parts of the respiratory passages, the vas deferens, and the epididymis. Transitional epithelium lines the urinary bladder; its appearance depends upon whether the bladder is contracted or distended.

  • stratified epithelium (anatomy)

    epithelium: In stratified epithelium, which is found in the epithelium of the skin and of many mucous membranes (e.g., mouth, esophagus, rectum, conjunctiva, vagina), the surface cells are flattened, those of the middle layer are polyhedral, and those of the lowest layer are cubical or columnar. This…

  • stratified sampling (statistics)

    statistics: Sample survey methods: Stratified simple random sampling is a variation of simple random sampling in which the population is partitioned into relatively homogeneous groups called strata and a simple random sample is selected from each stratum. The results from the strata are then aggregated to make inferences about…

  • stratified simple random sampling (statistics)

    statistics: Sample survey methods: Stratified simple random sampling is a variation of simple random sampling in which the population is partitioned into relatively homogeneous groups called strata and a simple random sample is selected from each stratum. The results from the strata are then aggregated to make inferences about…

  • stratiform cloud (meteorology)

    thunderstorm: Multiple-cell thunderstorms and mesoscale convective systems: …from convective clouds and from stratiform clouds (cloud layers with a large horizontal extent). Stratiform precipitation is primarily due to the remnants of older cells with a relatively low vertical velocity—that is, with limited convection occurring.

  • stratiform deposit (mineralogy)

    mineral deposit: Stratiform deposits: A final class of hydrothermal deposit is called stratiform because the ore minerals are always confined within specific strata and are distributed in a manner that resembles particles in a sedimentary rock. Because stratiform deposits so closely resemble sedimentary rocks, controversy surrounds their…

  • stratigraphic correlation (geology)

    geology: Paleontology: …and on different continents, involves stratigraphic correlation from place to place. Although correlation of strata over modest distances often can be accomplished by tracing particular beds from place to place, correlation over long distances and over the oceans almost invariably involves comparison of fossils. With rare exceptions, fossils occur only…

  • stratigraphic trap (geology)

    petroleum trap: In a stratigraphic trap, variations within the rock strata themselves (e.g., a change in the local porosity and permeability of the reservoir rock, a change in the kinds of rocks laid down, or a termination of the reservoir rock) play the important role. The stratigraphic variations associated…

  • stratigraphy (archaeology)

    stratigraphy: …principle in the application of stratigraphy to archaeology is the law of superposition—the principle that in any undisturbed deposit the oldest layers are normally located at the lowest level. Accordingly, it is presumed that the remains of each succeeding generation are left on the debris of the last.

  • stratigraphy (geology)

    Stratigraphy, scientific discipline concerned with the description of rock successions and their interpretation in terms of a general time scale. It provides a basis for historical geology, and its principles and methods have found application in such fields as petroleum geology and archaeology.

  • Stratiomyidae (insect)

    Soldier fly, any member of the insect family Stratiomyidae (order Diptera), recognizable by the pattern of veins on its wings. Soldier flies may have a broad, flattened abdomen (Stratiomys) or an elongated abdomen that narrows at the base (Ptecticus). Often brightly coloured with yellow, green, or

  • Stratiotes aloides (plant)

    Hydrocharitaceae: The water soldier (Stratiotes aloides) bears rosettes of tough sharp-edged leaves that float in summer but sink and decay in the autumn. Vallisneria spiralis and V. americana are two eelgrasses commonly used as aquarium plants. Turtle grass (Thalassia species) is often washed ashore in such quantities…

  • Stratiotikos Syndesmos (Greek history)

    Military League, group of young Greek army officers who, emulating the Young Turk Committee of Union and Progress, sought to reform their country’s national government and reorganize the army. The league was formed in May 1909 and was led by Colonel Nikolaós Zorbas. In August 1909 the Athens

  • Strato of Lampsacus (Greek philosopher)

    Straton Of Lampsacus, Greek philosopher and successor of Theophrastus as head of the Peripatetic school of philosophy (based on the teachings of Aristotle). Straton was famous for his doctrine of the void (asserting that all substances contain void and that differences in the weight of substances

  • Strato Physicus (Greek philosopher)

    Straton Of Lampsacus, Greek philosopher and successor of Theophrastus as head of the Peripatetic school of philosophy (based on the teachings of Aristotle). Straton was famous for his doctrine of the void (asserting that all substances contain void and that differences in the weight of substances

  • Strato’s Tower (ancient city, Israel)

    Caesarea, (“Ruins of Caesarea”), ancient port and administrative city of Palestine, on the Mediterranean coast of present-day Israel south of Haifa. It is often referred to as Caesarea Palaestinae, or Caesarea Maritima, to distinguish it from Caesarea Philippi near the headwaters of the Jordan

  • Stratocaster (guitar)

    the Shadows: …the tremolo arm of his Fender Stratocaster, an effect that could be made to sound either lyrical or sinister. As the primitive charm of the skiffle era faded, the Shadows showed a generation of embryonic British rockers what to do. Thousands learned to play guitar by imitating the Shadows’ hits,…

  • Stratocruiser (airplane)

    history of flight: Postwar airlines: …cargo/tanker aircraft in building the Stratocruiser, a plane that offered unmatched luxury for air travelers in the late 1940s and early ’50s. Its famously spacious cabin seated 55 passengers, and its bar/lounge, entered through a spiral staircase to the lower deck, created a sensation. Pan Am and British Overseas Airways…

  • stratocumulus (cloud)

    atmosphere: Cloud formation within the troposphere: …are randomly distributed and as stratocumulus when they are organized into lines. Cumulus congestus clouds extend into the middle troposphere, while deep, precipitating cumuliform clouds that extend throughout the troposphere are called cumulonimbus. Cumulonimbus clouds are also called thunderstorms, since they usually have lightning and thunder associated with them. Cumulonimbus…

  • Stratofortress (aircraft)

    B-52, U.S. long-range heavy bomber, designed by the Boeing Company in 1948, first flown in 1952, and first delivered for military service in 1955. Though originally intended to be an atomic-bomb carrier capable of reaching the Soviet Union, it has proved adaptable to a number of missions, and

  • Stratojet (aircraft)

    bomber: B-47 Stratojet, the British Valiant, Vulcan, and Victor, and the Soviet Tu-16 Badger threatened to annihilate major cities with atomic or thermonuclear bombs in the event of war in Europe.

  • Stratoliner (aircraft)

    history of flight: From airmail to airlines in the United States: Boeing’s Stratoliner, a pathbreaking transport that featured a pressurized cabin, entered service in 1940. Pressurization enabled airliners to fly above adverse weather, permitting transports to maintain dependable schedules and giving passengers a more comfortable trip. Moreover, at higher altitudes, airliners actually experienced less atmospheric friction, or…

  • Straton of Lampsacus (Greek philosopher)

    Straton Of Lampsacus, Greek philosopher and successor of Theophrastus as head of the Peripatetic school of philosophy (based on the teachings of Aristotle). Straton was famous for his doctrine of the void (asserting that all substances contain void and that differences in the weight of substances

  • Straton’s Tower (ancient city, Israel)

    Caesarea, (“Ruins of Caesarea”), ancient port and administrative city of Palestine, on the Mediterranean coast of present-day Israel south of Haifa. It is often referred to as Caesarea Palaestinae, or Caesarea Maritima, to distinguish it from Caesarea Philippi near the headwaters of the Jordan

  • Stratonice (Macedonian princess)

    Seleucus I Nicator: Consolidation of gains: …love with his beautiful stepmother, Stratonice, and his unrequited passion affected his health. Seleucus gave him Stratonice, assigned him as commander in chief to the upper satrapies, and appointed him co-regent.

  • stratopause (meteorology)

    atmosphere: Stratosphere and mesosphere: The stratopause caps the top of the stratosphere, separating it from the mesosphere near 45–50 km (28–31 miles) in altitude and a pressure of 1 millibar (approximately equal to 0.75 mm of mercury at 0 °C, or 0.03 inch of mercury at 32 °F). In the…

  • stratosphere (atmospheric region)

    Stratosphere, layer of Earth’s atmosphere lying between the troposphere and the mesosphere. The lower portion of the stratosphere is nearly isothermal (a layer of constant temperature), whereas temperatures in its upper levels increase with altitude. The stratosphere extends from the tropopause at

  • Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (airplane)

    Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a Boeing 747 jet aircraft that carries a 2.5-metre (8.2-foot) telescope for performing astronomical observations of infrared sources from high altitudes. SOFIA is operated jointly by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • stratospheric sulfur injection (geoengineering)

    Stratospheric sulfur injection, untested geoengineering technique designed to scatter incoming solar radiation in the atmosphere by creating an aerosol layer of sulfur in the stratosphere. It is believed that as more radiation is scattered in the stratosphere by aerosols, less would be absorbed by

  • stratotype, boundary (geology)

    Cambrian Period: Boundaries and subdivisions of the Cambrian System: The lower boundary of the Cambrian System is defined at a formal global stratotype section and point (GSSP), which was ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in 1992. The stratotype section is located at Fortune Head on…

  • stratovolcano (geology)

    volcano: Stratovolcanoes: Stratovolcanoes such as Mayon Volcano in the Philippines, Mount Momotombo in Nicaragua, and Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania are steep cones built by both pyroclastic and lava-flow eruptions. The cone-shaped form slopes up gradually and becomes steeper (up to 35°) toward the summit, which…

  • Stratten, Dorothy (Canadian actress and model)

    Peter Bogdanovich: The 1980s and beyond: …was perhaps best remembered for Dorothy Stratten, who was murdered by her estranged husband shortly after filming ended. Stratten had been having an affair with Bogdanovich, and he later wrote The Killing of the Unicorn (1984), a biography about her.

  • Strattera (drug)

    attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Treatment: …drug known as atomoxetine (Strattera?). Atomoxetine works by inhibiting the reuptake of norepinephrine from nerve terminals, thereby increasing the amount of the neurotransmitter available in the brain.

  • Stratton Story, The (film by Wood [1949])

    baseball: Baseball and the arts: …The Babe Ruth Story (1948), The Stratton Story (1949; featuring James Stewart as Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton, who rebuilt a minor league pitching career after having a leg amputated), and The Jackie Robinson Story (1950; with Robinson playing himself). Somewhat of an anomaly for the time is the…

  • Stratton, Charles (American showman)

    General Tom Thumb, American showman noted for his small stature. He was the first major attraction promoted by the circus impresario P.T. Barnum. Born to parents of normal stature, Charles Stratton ceased growing at the age of six months and remained 25 inches (0.6 metre) tall, weighing 15 pounds

  • Stratton, Dorothy Constance (United States military officer)

    Dorothy Constance Stratton, American educator, naval officer, and public official, who is best remembered as the planner and first director of the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve. Stratton graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1920 and earned a master’s degree from the University of Chicago in

  • Stratton, Geneva (American author)

    Gene Stratton Porter, American novelist, remembered for her fiction rooted in the belief that communion with nature holds the key to moral goodness. Stratton grew up in rural Indiana, where she developed a deep appreciation for nature that was to stay with her throughout her life. In 1886 she

  • Stratton, Monty (American baseball player)

    baseball: Baseball and the arts: … as Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton, who rebuilt a minor league pitching career after having a leg amputated), and The Jackie Robinson Story (1950; with Robinson playing himself). Somewhat of an anomaly for the time is the biography of outfielder Jimmy Piersall, Fear Strikes Out (1957), which is an…

  • Stratton, S. W. (American scientist)

    analog computer: Stratton built in 1898 a harmonic analyzer (q.v.) having 80 components. Each of these was capable of generating a sinusoidal motion, which could be multiplied by constant factors by adjustment of a fulcrum on levers. The components were added by means of springs to produce…

  • stratum (geology)

    Stratification, the layering that occurs in most sedimentary rocks and in those igneous rocks formed at the Earth’s surface, as from lava flows and volcanic fragmental deposits. The layers range from several millimetres to many metres in thickness and vary greatly in shape. Strata may range from

  • stratum (geology)

    Stratum, sedimentary rock layer bounded by two stratification planes, the latter being produced by visible changes in the grain size, texture, or other diagnostic features of the rocks above and below the plane. A stratum that is less than one centimetre (0.4 inch) in thickness is termed a lamina,

  • stratum (statistics)

    statistics: Sample survey methods: …into relatively homogeneous groups called strata and a simple random sample is selected from each stratum. The results from the strata are then aggregated to make inferences about the population. A side benefit of this method is that inferences about the subpopulation represented by each stratum can also be made.

  • stratum basale (anatomy)

    human reproductive system: The endometrium in the menstrual cycle: …the stratum spongiosum, and the stratum basale epidermidis. The stratum compactum is nearest to the uterine cavity and contains the lining cells and the necks of the uterine glands; its stroma is relatively dense. Superficial blood vessels lie beneath the lining cells. The stratum spongiosum is the large middle layer.…

  • stratum compactum (anatomy)

    integument: Amphibians: …stratum spongiosum and an inner stratum compactum. Although some amphibians have external gills or internal lungs, for many the skin is a vital respiratory organ, and the dermis is richly supplied with blood vessels and lymph spaces. Chromatophores are located just below the junction of the dermis with the epidermis.…

  • stratum corneum (anatomy)

    epidermis: …the dermis, and the external stratum corneum, or horny layer, which is composed of dead, keratin-filled cells that have migrated outward from the basal layer. The melanocytes, responsible for skin colour, are found in the basal cells. The epidermis has no blood supply and depends on diffusion from the dermal…

  • stratum germinativum (biology)

    integument: Skin layers: …generative layer, known as the stratum germinativum, cells move outward and become progressively flattened. The surface cells of terrestrial vertebrates, mere remnants of once living cells, are scaly and compressed; they constitute the horny layer, or stratum corneum. The cell fragments of the stratum corneum are composed largely of keratin,…

  • stratum granulosum (of epidermis)

    human skin: Major layers: …by the granular layer, or stratum granulosum, with granules of keratohyalin contained in the cells. These small particles are of irregular shape and occur in random rows or lattices. The cells of the outer spinous and granular layers also contain much larger, lamellated bodies—the membrane-coating granules. They are most numerous…

  • stratum granulosum (of cerebellar cortex)

    integument: Skin structure: …through a granular layer (stratum granulosum), in which they become laden with keratohyalin, a granular component of keratin. Finally the cells flatten, lose their nuclei, and form the stratum corneum. The dead cells at the skin surface are ultimately sloughed, or desquamated. In thick, glabrous skin lacking hair follicles,…

  • stratum lucidum (anatomy)

    integument: Skin structure: …a clear layer, called the stratum lucidum, can be distinguished between the stratum granulosum and the stratum corneum.

  • stratum reticulare (anatomy)

    dermis: …glands lie in the deeper stratum reticulare, as do the bases of hair follicles, the nail beds, and blood and lymph vessels.

  • stratum spinosum (anatomy)

    integument: Skin structure: …the prickle cell layer (stratum spinosum), in which they are knit together by plaquelike structures called desmosomes. Next they move through a granular layer (stratum granulosum), in which they become laden with keratohyalin, a granular component of keratin. Finally the cells flatten, lose their nuclei, and form the stratum…

  • stratum spongiosum (anatomy)

    human reproductive system: The endometrium in the menstrual cycle: The stratum spongiosum is the large middle layer. It contains the main portions of uterine glands and accompanying blood vessels; the stromal cells are more loosely arranged and larger than in the stratum compactum. The stratum basale epidermidis lies against the uterine muscle; it contains blood…

  • stratum synoviale (anatomy)

    joint: The synovial layer: The inner layer of the articular joint capsule is called the synovial layer (stratum synoviale) because it is in contact with the synovial fluid. Unlike the fibrous layer, it is incomplete and does not extend over the articulating parts of the articular cartilages…

  • stratus (meteorology)

    atmosphere: Cloud formation within the troposphere: …troposphere, such clouds are called stratus. Advection fog is a stratus cloud with a base lying at Earth’s surface. In the middle troposphere, stratiform clouds are known as altostratus. In the upper troposphere, the terms cirrostratus and cirrus are used. The cirrus cloud type refers to thin, often wispy, cirrostratus…

  • Straub, Johann Baptist (German sculptor)

    Western sculpture: Central Europe: …18th century, was trained under Johann Baptist Straub; the elongated forms of Egell’s sculpture at Mannheim, however, deeply impressed him, and his development was toward an almost Mannerist grace and refinement. Günther was capable of the most extraordinarily sensitive characterization of surfaces, even when painted white; and this he combined…

  • Straube, Karl (German organist)

    keyboard instrument: Developments after 1800: …not until 1926, however, with Karl Straube, that the revival of 18th-century and earlier styles of organ building began. Straube, organist at Bach’s Tomas Church in Leipzig, noted editor of Baroque organ works, and leading exponent of the Romantic works of Max Reger, renounced the Romantic approach to the organ…

  • Strauder v. West Virginia (law case)
  • Straujuma, Laimdota (prime minister of Latvia)

    Latvia: Independence restored: A new government headed by Laimdota Straujuma, who had served as minister of agriculture in the Dombrovskis administration, was endorsed by a parliamentary vote of confidence later that month.

  • Straus family (American family)

    Straus family, Jewish American immigrant family whose members prospered as owners of Macy’s department store in New York City and distinguished themselves in public service and philanthropy. The Straus family originated in Otterberg, Bavaria (Germany), from which Lazarus Straus, the patriarch,

  • Straus, Isidor (American businessman)

    Macy's: In 1887 Nathan and Isidor Straus agreed to a deal to purchase part interest in the company. The acquisition was made official the following year, and by 1896 they had assumed full control. The Strauses moved the store to its present site and began purchasing or building branch stores…

  • Straus, Nathan (American businessman)

    Nathan Straus, an owner of Macy’s department store in New York City and a pioneer in public health and child welfare; he has been considered the person who did the most for the city’s welfare in the first quarter of the 20th century. Straus first achieved prominence as a merchant, becoming in 1896

  • Straus, Oscar (Austrian composer)

    Oscar Straus, Austrian composer known for his operetta The Chocolate Soldier. Straus studied in Vienna and with Max Bruch in Berlin and became a theatre conductor in Austria and Germany. He lived in Berlin until 1927 and in 1939 became a French citizen. He was in New York City and Hollywood between

  • Straus, Oscar Solomon (United States statesman)

    Oscar Solomon Straus, the first Jewish U.S. Cabinet member (1906–09), three-time emissary to Ottoman Turkey (1887–89, 1898–1900, 1909–10), and adviser to President Woodrow Wilson. A brother of Nathan Straus, the philanthropist and owner of R.H. Macy & Company, a New York City department store,

  • Straus, Roger Williams, Jr. (American publisher)

    Roger Williams Straus, Jr., American publisher (born Jan. 3, 1917, New York, N.Y.—died May 25, 2004, New York City), founded the New York-based publishing house Farrar, Straus & Co. in 1946; it became Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1964. Under his leadership the firm built a reputation for literary e

  • Strauss, David Friedrich (German philosopher)

    David Friedrich Strauss, controversial German-Protestant philosopher, theologian, and biographer whose use of dialectical philosophy, emphasizing social evolution through the inner struggle of opposing forces, broke new ground in biblical interpretation by explaining the New Testament accounts of

  • Strauss, Eduard (Austrian conductor)

    Johann Strauss I: …other sons, Josef (1827–70) and Eduard (1835–1916), became known as conductors, as did Eduard’s son Johann. Josef was also a composer of waltzes.

  • Strauss, Franz Josef (German politician)

    Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, longtime leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union. Strauss studied at the University of Munich and was an active member of a Roman Catholic youth organization that clashed with the Nazi Party of Adolf Hitler. Called up for military service in 1939, he

  • Strauss, Johann II (Austrian composer)

    Johann Strauss II, “the Waltz King,” a composer famous for his Viennese waltzes and operettas. Strauss was the eldest son of the composer Johann Strauss I. Because his father wished him to follow a nonmusical profession, he started his career as a bank clerk. He studied the violin without his

  • Strauss, Johann, I (Austrian composer)

    Johann Strauss I, one of the principal composers of Viennese waltzes. Strauss became a viola player in the dance orchestra of Michael Pamer, a composer of light music. Later he conducted the orchestra of Josef Lanner and in 1826 performed at the gardens of the “Zwei Tauben” the T?uberl-walzer, the

  • Strauss, Johann, the Elder (Austrian composer)

    Johann Strauss I, one of the principal composers of Viennese waltzes. Strauss became a viola player in the dance orchestra of Michael Pamer, a composer of light music. Later he conducted the orchestra of Josef Lanner and in 1826 performed at the gardens of the “Zwei Tauben” the T?uberl-walzer, the

  • Strauss, Josef (Austrian conductor)

    Johann Strauss I: Strauss’s other sons, Josef (1827–70) and Eduard (1835–1916), became known as conductors, as did Eduard’s son Johann. Josef was also a composer of waltzes.

  • Strauss, Joseph B. (American engineer)

    Joseph B. Strauss, American civil engineer and builder of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 1892, Strauss served a short apprenticeship as a draftsman, taught briefly, and became principal assistant to the bridge engineer Ralph Modjeski. He

  • Strauss, Joseph Baermann (American engineer)

    Joseph B. Strauss, American civil engineer and builder of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 1892, Strauss served a short apprenticeship as a draftsman, taught briefly, and became principal assistant to the bridge engineer Ralph Modjeski. He

  • Strauss, Leo (American political philosopher)

    Leo Strauss, German-born American political philosopher and interpreter of classical political theory. Strauss served in the German army during World War I. After receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg (1921), he was a research assistant at the Academy for Jewish Research, Berlin

  • Strauss, Levi (American entrepreneur)

    Levi Strauss & Co.: …company traces its origin to Levi Strauss (1829–1902), a Bavarian immigrant who arrived in San Francisco in 1850 during the Gold Rush, bringing dry goods for sale to miners. Hearing of the miners’ need for durable pants, Strauss hired a tailor to make garments out of tent canvas. Later, denim…

  • Strauss, Richard (German composer)

    Richard Strauss, an outstanding German Romantic composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His symphonic poems of the 1890s and his operas of the following decade have remained an indispensable feature of the standard repertoire. Strauss’s father, Franz, was the principal horn player of

  • Strauss, Robert (American lawyer and political figure)

    Robert Schwarz Strauss, American lawyer and political figure (born Oct. 19, 1918, Lockhart, Texas—died March 19, 2014, Washington, D.C.), was an astute Washington insider who wielded unparalleled political power as the leader (1973–76) of the Democratic Party and demonstrated that he was adept at

  • Strauss, Robert Schwarz (American lawyer and political figure)

    Robert Schwarz Strauss, American lawyer and political figure (born Oct. 19, 1918, Lockhart, Texas—died March 19, 2014, Washington, D.C.), was an astute Washington insider who wielded unparalleled political power as the leader (1973–76) of the Democratic Party and demonstrated that he was adept at

  • Strauss-Kahn, Dominique (French economist and politician)

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist and politician who served (2007–11) as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)—the United Nations agency that helps maintain a stable global system of currency exchange and promotes balanced economic growth. Strauss-Kahn was raised in

  • Straussler, Tomas (British writer)

    Tom Stoppard, Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter whose work is marked by verbal brilliance, ingenious action, and structural dexterity. Stoppard’s father was working in Singapore in the late 1930s. After the Japanese invasion, his father stayed on and was killed, but Stoppard’s mother

  • Stravaganze del conte, Le (work by Cimarosa)

    Domenico Cimarosa: …career with the comic opera Le Stravaganze del conte, performed at the Teatro de’ Fiorentini at Naples in 1772. Its success was followed by that of L’Italiana in Londra (Rome, 1778), a work still performed in Italy. From 1784 to 1787 Cimarosa lived in various Italian cities, composing both serious…

  • Stravinsky, Igor (Russian composer)

    Igor Stravinsky, Russian-born composer whose work had a revolutionary impact on musical thought and sensibility just before and after World War I, and whose compositions remained a touchstone of modernism for much of his long working life. He was honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold

  • Stravinsky, Igor Fyodorovich (Russian composer)

    Igor Stravinsky, Russian-born composer whose work had a revolutionary impact on musical thought and sensibility just before and after World War I, and whose compositions remained a touchstone of modernism for much of his long working life. He was honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold

  • straw (agriculture)

    Straw, the stalks of grasses, particularly of such cereal grasses as wheat, oats, rye, barley, and buckwheat. When used collectively, the term straw denotes such stalks in the aggregate after the drying and threshing of grain. Human beings from ancient times have used straw as litter and fodder

  • Straw Dogs (film by Peckinpah [1971])

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