• James Otis
    James Otis
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Otis type genus of the Otididae: European bustard
    • n Otis United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It took over 4 years to film milo and otis to get the animals to do what they are suppose to.
    • prop. n Otis (Zoöl) A genus of birds including certain of the bustards.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Otis The ear of a vessel, often ornamental. Compare ansa.
    • n Otis [capitalized] In ornithology, the leading genus of Otididæ, or bustards. It was formerly coextensive with the family, but is now restricted to such species as the great bustard, Otis tarda. See cut under bustard.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a kind of bustard, Gr.


In literature:

The whole Otis family had been taken ill by drinking poisoned coffee.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Mason, Otis T., 302, 427, 941.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Otis, James, ii, 291, 644.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Mr. Otis Freeman, 40 acres.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
This is Otis's great service to the cause of the Revolution.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
As a writer for young people Mr. Otis is a prime favorite.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
Brief remarks were made by the wives of Representatives John G. Otis of Kansas and Halbert S. Greenleaf of New York.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Assemblymen Otis, Telfer, Juilliard and Hinkel were among those speaking for the amendment.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The passages quoted in the present volume are taken from Otis's translation, with occasional changes.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
Mason, Otis Tufton: The Origins of Inventions.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar

In poetry:

For weeks I’ve worked a morning shift
On this old Waygood-Otis lift.
And goodness, don’t I love
To press the knob that shuts the gate
When customers are shouting ‘Wait!’
And soar to floors above.
"The Lift Man" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

Watch a Homemade, 'Live' Music Video for ' Otis .
See a Short Teaser for the Spike Jonze–Directed ' Otis ' Video.
McAlester senior linebacker Jeremy Otis fights through a block during practice Wednesday.
Barnum's Traveling World's Fair in New York, Otis rode up in an elevator and then slashed the retaining ropes with a saber.
As the crowds screamed in horror, Otis fell for only a second or two before reassuring them, "All safe, ladies and gentlemen, all safe.".
"Beauty, Disrupted" by Carré Otis .
Johnny Otis , 'Godfather of Rhythm and Blues,' Dies at 90.
Hail in East Otis , Ma submitted by The Couch Family via Report It.
Clarence Otis Jr has been CEO of Darden Restaurants (DRI) for 6 years.
Mr Otis Jr has been with the company for 16 years.
Otis Gibbs of small-town Indiana caught the attention of renowned folk artist Billy Bragg at this year's SXSW Music Festival.
Obituary photo Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, Johnny Otis wrote hits for Gladys Knight and Etta James.
Otis Moss III is pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
Meet Oscar, Oliver and Otis Otter at Living Planet.

In science:

Finally, Serfiotis et al. study RDFS query fragments using a logical framework, presenting results on the classical database problems of containment and minimization of queries for a model of RDF/S.
Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL