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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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Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America's Founding Father.
The Benjamin Franklin Museum and its new Eastern National Museum Store will open on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
Stuck in purgatory for refusing to adequately atone for his "errata," Benjamin Franklin is finally brought to celestial trial.
The Franklin "Prophecy" is a classic anti-Semitic canard that falsely claims that American statesman Benjamin Franklin made anti-Jewish statements during the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
The Franklin Institute, named after Benjamin Franklin, is a museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who gained fame as a philosopher, scientist, inventor, philanthropist, civic leader, and statesman, was one of these people.
The Independent Book Publishers Association honored Bellingham authors and publisher MaryAnn Kohl, president of Bright Ring Publishing Inc., 1985 at the 21st Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards.
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The Council of American Ambassadors presented its Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Diplomatic Service to former Secretary of State James A.
BENJAMIN Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the USA, is credited with almost as many aphorisms and witticisms as our own Oscar Wilde.
A cartoon illustration was entitled 'Benjamin Franklin shown on stilts ...'.
A foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Atkinson and an afterword by Whitehead's colleague Command Sergeant Major Benjamin Franklin (U.S.
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