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Benjamin, U.S. physicist and statesman, 1706-1790.
Franklin spectacles - an early form of bifocal spectacles in which the lower half of the lens is for near vision, the upper half for distant vision. Synonym(s): divided spectacles
franklinic - denoting static or frictional electricity.
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The Benjamin Franklin Museum and its new Eastern National Museum Store will open on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
As part of the deal, former Benjamin Franklin Bancorp Inc shareholders are to receive 0.
Walter Isaacson, renowned author and Benjamin Franklin biographer, spoke at the event, along with Dr.
What is required is a return to an effective healthcare delivery style, a return to the roots of medicine: the foundation of a relationship between a doctor and a patient that Benjamin Franklin enjoyed.
Two other notable biographies of Benjamin Franklin have recently been published, one by Edmund Morgan in 2002 and the other by Gordon Wood in 2004, but neither plumbs the theme at the center of Waldstreicher's account, that of slavery.
From childhood, most people in the United States remember the iconic image of founding father Benjamin Franklin flying a kite during a thunderstorm.
SOCIAL STUDIES: In addition to being a famous scientist, Benjamin Franklin is the only person to have signed 'all of the four major documents that created the United States as an independent country.
Nonetheless, the Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings & Loans might be long gone from Eugene and Springfield, but there are signs of Franklin all over our state, from the bifocals you might be wearing, to Franklin High School in Portland, to Franklin Elementary School in Corvallis, to Ben Franklin Crafts on Harlow Road in Springfield, to the grave of Benjamin Franklin Harding in Cottage Grove.
If I may, let me leave you with one last thought: Actually, not my own thought, but the thought of the man for whom this room is named, the very remarkable Benjamin Franklin.
Officials with the Muskogee Public School District have twice suspended Nashala Hearn, an 11-year-old student at the Benjamin Franklin Science Academy, for coming to school in a hijab, a head covering worn by some observant Muslim females.
Feb 12-May 1, "Degas and the Dance," Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Pkwy & 26th St, 215/235-7469
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