• Palmer and the Wise Virgin
    Palmer and the Wise Virgin
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Palmer United States golfer (born in 1929)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arnold Palmer was the first player to win $1 million on the PGA Tour
    • n Palmer A wandering religious votary; especially, one who bore a branch of palm as a token that he had visited the Holy Land and its sacred places. "Pilgrims and palmers plighted them together.""The pilgrim had some home or dwelling place, the palmer had none. The pilgrim traveled to some certain, designed place or places, but the palmer to all."
    • n Palmer One who palms or cheats, as at cards or dice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the baseball rivalries between the two major leagues in the 1890s, the Pittsburgh Nationals took advantage of a technicality and signed a player away from another club. The Nationals' president, J. Palmer O'Neill, was called J. "Pirate" O'Neill, and his club became the Pittsburgh Pirates.
    • n palmer One who palms or cheats, as at cards.
    • n palmer A ferule.
    • n palmer A pilgrim who had returned from the Holy Land, had fulfilled his vow, and had brought with him a palm-branch to be deposited on the altar of his parish church; hence, an itinerant monk who went from shrine to shrine, under a perpetual vow of poverty and celibacy. The distinction between pilgrim and palmer seems never to have been closely observed.
    • n palmer A palmer-worm.
    • n palmer An artificial fly whose body is covered with hairs bristling in all directions: used by anglers.
    • n palmer A wood-louse.
    • n palmer A palm-tree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Palmer päm′ėr a pilgrim from the Holy Land, distinguished by his carrying a branch of palm: a cheat at cards or dice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Palm (v. t.)


In literature:

The motion of Mr. PALMER was agreed to without a division.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Such, too, were Bingham's Antiquities, Waterland on the Use of Antiquity, Wall on Infant Baptism, and Palmer on the Liturgy.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
Palmer stood by and said nothing.
"Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
The name of Palmer conveyed no especial meaning to his ear.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He had heard so much from Mrs. Palmer about her niece that he felt reasonably well acquainted with her.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Robespierre and Hebert were the men who assured the doom of Muir and Palmer.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
That's Peter Palmer's girl, she is mighty proud, and never passes good-morning or the time of day, not she.
"Bristol Bells" by Emma Marshall
Three others received like sentences, and a dissenting preacher named Palmer was transported for five years.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
She felt that the palmer would bring tidings, and welcomed the Baron with his companion.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
From the present ballad it could hardly be gathered (except, perhaps, from stanza 11) that the old palmer represents Christ.
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick

In poetry:

Twelve moons have waned, and the morn is come
When, a year before, from his meed-won home
Sir Raymond went:—At the castle gate
A reverend Palmer now doth wait.
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
Then the Palmer in haste from the castle sped;
And from gloomy morn to weary night,
Lorn Gertrude, in her widowed plight,
Weepeth and waileth the knightly dead.—
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
The morrow is come, and at break of day,
'Fore the altar, the abbot, in holy array,
Is joining the Palmer's and Gertrude's hands,—
But, in sudden amazement the holy man stands!
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
Thus the Palmer the ladye's ear beguiles,—
Till Gertrude her sorrow exchangeth for smiles;
And when from the castle the Palmer went,
She watched his return from the battlement.—
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
The doors of the chapel were open thrown,
And the beams through the pictured windows shone
On the face of De Clifford, with fury flushed,—
And forth on the Palmer he wildly rushed!
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
For, before the castle, a trumpet's blast
Rings so loud that the Palmer starts aghast;
And, at Gertrude's side, he sinks dismayed,—
Is't with dread of the living, or fear of the dead?
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper

In news:

Photo courtesy Reed Palmer/Emerald Downs Photo.
Four misfits go on a post-graduate drunken holiday to Malia, Crete, in Ben Palmer's "The Inbetweeners Movie," a spinoff of the UK sitcom.
And rocker Amanda Palmer among them — are taking full control.
Palmer Loose did just that.
Lodge at Palmer Gulch 12620 Hwy 244 Hill City, SD 57745 Nightly Rates (128.64 - 128.64) 3 Star.
Don Palmer, left, and Troy Trulock.
Palmer and Harbin match victories at North and South Carolina.
Jack Palmer column, 8-02-12: Free golf clinic was Sal Hench 's stroke of genius.
Palmer Beasley dies at 76.
The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance presents " High Tea with Bertha Honoré Palmer".
FYF Festival, Jillinda Palmer, Gaslamp Killer.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard in the first half Sunday.
Virginia Palmer came all the way from Susanville, California to get the surgery.
It was not the usual thing for her, or for her 10-year-old sister, Palmer.
In an effort to increase participation in the lunchroom , Oglethorpe County Elementary School Lunchroom Manager Nathan Palmer worked with students to rename and revise the school's old cafeteria.

In science:

Palmer, “Models of extinction: A review,” adap-org/9908002.
Simple models of evolution and extinction
Palmer: Nonsymmetric gravitation theories and local Lorentz invariance, Phys.
Principles of Equivalence: Their Role in Gravitation Physics and Experiments that Test Them
Palmer (1997), Bryce et al (1997) and O’Connor et al (2000) for PNe and Redman, Meaburn & Holloway (2002) for the Luminous Blue Variable, Eta Carinae] an alternative explanation of the proplyd jets is worth considering.
Two jets from the Orion (M42) `proplyds' - kinematics, morphologies and origins
Oxford: Philological Society (1957). Reprinted in F.R. Palmer (ed.), Selected Papers of J.R.
Mining the Web for Synonyms: PMI-IR versus LSA on TOEFL
Palmer, D. M., in Soft Gamma-ray Repeaters: The Rome 2000 Mini-Workshop, ed. M.
An Extended Burst Tail from SGR 1900+14 with a Thermal X-ray Spectrum