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  • Palma Airport (airport, Majorca, Spain)

    airport: Passenger requirements: Palma Airport, on the Spanish island of Majorca, has a landside that is designed to accommodate large numbers of charter tourists arriving and departing the airport by bus.

  • Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

    Palma, city, capital of the Balearic Islands provincia (province) and comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), Spain, in the western Mediterranean Sea. The city lies on the southwestern coast of the island of Majorca in the centre of 10-mile- (16-km-) wide Palma Bay. Little is known of Palma

  • Palma il Vecchio (Italian painter [1480?–1528])

    Jacopo Palma, Venetian painter of the High Renaissance, noted for the craftsmanship of his religious and mythological works. He may have studied under Giovanni Bellini, the originator of the Venetian High Renaissance style. Palma specialized in the type of contemplative religious picture known as

  • Palma Soriano (Cuba)

    Palma Soriano, city, eastern Cuba. It lies on the Cauto River, on the northern slopes of the Sierra Maestra. Palma Soriano is a commercial and manufacturing centre for the agricultural and pastoral hinterland, which yields sugarcane, cacao, coffee, corn (maize), fruits, and cattle. Coffee, soft

  • Palma, Jacopo (Italian painter [1480?–1528])

    Jacopo Palma, Venetian painter of the High Renaissance, noted for the craftsmanship of his religious and mythological works. He may have studied under Giovanni Bellini, the originator of the Venetian High Renaissance style. Palma specialized in the type of contemplative religious picture known as

  • Palma, José (Filipino writer)

    Southeast Asian arts: The Philippines: There were poets also—for example, José Palma, whose poem “Filipinas” was later adopted as the national anthem. After the United States had taken over the Philippines, Spanish was gradually replaced by English, and new writers began to use that language as their medium. But before a new national literature could…

  • Palma, Ralph De (American athlete and manufacturer)

    Ralph De Palma, American automobile-racing driver, one of the most popular and successful competitors in the early days of the sport. A U.S. resident from 1892, De Palma raced bicycles and motorcycles before turning to auto racing. He was the national champion driver in 1912 and 1914 and won the

  • Palma, Ricardo (Peruvian writer)

    Ricardo Palma, Peruvian writer best known for his collected legends of colonial Peru, one of the most popular collections in Spanish American literature. At age 20 Palma joined the Peruvian navy and in 1860 was forced by political exigencies to flee to Chile, where he devoted himself to journalism.

  • Palma, Tomás Estrada (president of Cuba)

    Tomás Estrada Palma, first president of Cuba, whose administration was noted for its sound fiscal policies and progress in education. As a general in the revolutionary army, Estrada Palma served during the Ten Years’ War (1868–78) against Spain and became president of the provisional government in

  • Palmach (Zionist military organization)

    Yigal Allon: …the first commanders of the Palmach, an elite branch of the Haganah, a Zionist military organization representing the majority of the Jews in Palestine after World War I. He was involved in smuggling European Jews into Palestine in defiance of restrictions placed on immigration by Great Britain, the region’s mandatory…

  • Palmae (tree)

    Palm, any member of the Arecaceae, or Palmae, the single family of monocotyledonous flowering plants of the order Arecales. The great centres of palm distribution are in America and in Asia from India to Japan and south to Australia and the islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans, with Africa and

  • palmar and plantar keratosis (skin disease)

    keratosis: Palmar and plantar keratosis is a congenital, often hereditary, thickening of the horny layer of the skin of the palms and soles, sometimes with painful lesions resulting from the formation of fissures.

  • palmar grasp reflex (behaviour)

    human behaviour: The newborn infant: He will grasp a finger or other object that is placed in his palm. Reflexes that involve sucking and turning toward stimuli are intended to maintain sustenance, while those involving eye-closing or muscle withdrawal are intended to ward off danger. Some reflexes involving the limbs or digits…

  • Palmares (historical republic, Brazil)

    Palmares, autonomous republic within Alagoas state in northeastern Brazil during the period 1630–94; it was formed by the coalescence of as many as 10 separate communities (called quilombos, or mocambos) of fugitive black slaves that had sprung up in the locality from 1605. The state owed its

  • Palmaria (genus of red algae)

    algae: Annotated classification: Corallina, Gelidium, Gracilaria, Kappaphycus, Palmaria, Polysiphonia, Porphyra, and Rhodymenia. Division Dinoflagellata (Pyrrophyta) Taxonomy is contentious. Predominantly unicellular flagellates; approximately half of the species are heterotrophic rather

  • Palmaria palmata (red algae)

    Dulse, (Palmaria palmata), edible red alga (Rhodophyta) found along the rocky northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dulse can be eaten fresh or dried. In traditional dishes, it is boiled with milk and rye flour or made into a relish and is commonly served with fish and butter. The

  • Palmas (Brazil)

    Palmas, city, capital of Tocantins estado (state), north-central Brazil. It lies at the centre of the state, east of the Tocantins River. When Tocantins state was created in 1989, its provisional capital was Miracema do Tocantins, which lies north of Palmas on the Tocantins River. Palmas was later

  • palmately compound leaf (plant anatomy)

    angiosperm: Leaves: …more subunits called leaflets: in palmately compound leaves, the leaflets radiate from a single point at the distal end of the petiole; in pinnately compound leaves, a row of leaflets forms on either side of an extension of the petiole called the rachis. Some pinnately compound leaves branch again, developing…

  • Palmatolepis (conodont)

    conodont: …and subspecies of the conodont Palmatolepis are known to have existed. Other platform types were also common. After this time they began to decline in variety and abundance. By Permian time the conodont animals had almost died out, but they made something of a recovery in the Triassic. By the…

  • Palmatolepis triangularis (conodont)

    Famennian Stage: …first appearance of the conodont Palmatolepis triangularis. Three-quarters of all known upper Frasnian trilobite genera are represented at the GSSP, many of which subsequently became extinct.

  • Palmdale (California, United States)

    Palmdale, city, Los Angeles county, southwestern California, U.S. North of the city of Los Angeles, Palmdale lies at the southern end of Antelope Valley. The area was first settled in the 1880s, when the towns of Harold and Palmenthal were formed, the former by railroad workers and the latter by

  • Palme, Olof (prime minister of Sweden)

    Olof Palme, prime minister of Sweden (1969–76, 1982–86), prominent leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Workers’ Party (Sveriges Socialdemokratiska Arbetar Partiet), Sweden’s oldest continuing party. He became Sweden’s best-known international politician. Born into a wealthy Stockholm family,

  • Palme, Sven Olof Joachim (prime minister of Sweden)

    Olof Palme, prime minister of Sweden (1969–76, 1982–86), prominent leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Workers’ Party (Sveriges Socialdemokratiska Arbetar Partiet), Sweden’s oldest continuing party. He became Sweden’s best-known international politician. Born into a wealthy Stockholm family,

  • Palmeiro, Rafael (American baseball player)

    baseball: Records and statistics: …McGwire, Sosa, Frank Thomas, and Rafael Palmeiro (who testified, “I have never used steroids. Period”—though he later received a 10-day suspension for steroid use under the major leagues’ new zero-tolerance policy). In March 2006, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig named former U.S. senator George J. Mitchell to head up…

  • Palmela, conde de (Portuguese statesman)

    Pedro de Sousa Holstein, duque de Palmela, Portuguese liberal statesman and supporter of Queen Maria II. Palmela was born abroad during his father’s tour of duty in the diplomatic corps. His family, and particularly his mother, had suffered from the Marquês de Pombal’s despotism. Educated abroad

  • Palmela, Pedro de Sousa Holstein, duque de (Portuguese statesman)

    Pedro de Sousa Holstein, duque de Palmela, Portuguese liberal statesman and supporter of Queen Maria II. Palmela was born abroad during his father’s tour of duty in the diplomatic corps. His family, and particularly his mother, had suffered from the Marquês de Pombal’s despotism. Educated abroad

  • palmella stage (zoology)

    heterochlorid: …cycle; others may include a palmella stage, a condition in which the cells occur in a mucilaginous mass but continue to metabolize. Siliceous cyst walls are formed within the cytoplasm. Representative genera include Nephrochloris, Chloromeson, and Rhizochloris.

  • Palmer (Alaska, United States)

    Palmer, city, southern Alaska, U.S. Located near the mouth of the Matanuska River, it lies 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Anchorage. The area was long inhabited by Athabascan Indians. George Palmer established a trading post along the river about 1890, and in 1916 the town was established as a

  • Palmer Archipelago (island group, Antarctica)

    Palmer Archipelago, island group off the northwestern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, from which it is separated by Gerlache and Bismarck straits. The archipelago, which includes the islands of Anvers (46 miles [74 km] long by 35 miles [56 km] wide), Liège, Brabant, and Wiencke, was discovered

  • Palmer Land (Antarctica)

    Palmer Land, broad southern part of the Antarctic Peninsula, about 400 miles (640 km) east of Peter I Island (in the Bellingshausen Sea), claimed by Britain as part of the British Antarctic Territory. It is named after its discoverer, Nathaniel Palmer, captain of a U.S. sealing vessel, who led an

  • Palmer Peninsula (peninsula, Antarctica)

    Antarctic Peninsula, peninsula claimed by the United Kingdom, Chile, and Argentina. It forms an 800-mile (1,300-km) northward extension of Antarctica toward the southern tip of South America. The peninsula is ice-covered and mountainous, the highest point being Mount Jackson at 10,446 feet (3,184

  • Palmer Raids (United States history)

    Palmer Raids, raids conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1919 and 1920 in an attempt to arrest foreign anarchists, communists, and radical leftists, many of whom were subsequently deported. The raids, fueled by social unrest following World War I, were led by Attorney General A. Mitchell

  • Palmer Red Raids (United States history)

    Palmer Raids, raids conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1919 and 1920 in an attempt to arrest foreign anarchists, communists, and radical leftists, many of whom were subsequently deported. The raids, fueled by social unrest following World War I, were led by Attorney General A. Mitchell

  • Palmer United Party (political party, Australia)

    Clive Palmer: …2013 elections, his newly formed Palmer United Party (PUP) secured nearly 6 percent of the national vote and two Senate seats. Palmer himself was narrowly elected to represent Fairfax, Queensland, in the Australian Parliament. Palmer United earned a third seat in an April 2014 special election. However, two of the…

  • Palmer’s amaranth (plant)

    amaranth: At least one species, Palmer’s amaranth (A. palmeri), has developed resistance to the common herbicide glyphosate and is a troublesome pest in genetically modified cotton and soybean crops in the United States.

  • Palmer, A. Mitchell (American politician)

    A. Mitchell Palmer, American lawyer, legislator, and U.S. attorney general (1919–21) whose highly publicized campaigns against suspected radicals touched off the so-called Red Scare of 1919–20. A devout Quaker from his youth, Palmer—later nicknamed the “Fighting Quaker”—was educated at Swarthmore

  • Palmer, Ada (American opera singer)

    Sibyl Swift Sanderson, American-born opera singer whose native country failed to yield her the considerable appreciation she found in continental Europe. Sanderson early showed remarkable vocal talent, and in 1881, at the age of 15, she was taken to Paris to study singing. After two years she

  • Palmer, Alexander Mitchell (American politician)

    A. Mitchell Palmer, American lawyer, legislator, and U.S. attorney general (1919–21) whose highly publicized campaigns against suspected radicals touched off the so-called Red Scare of 1919–20. A devout Quaker from his youth, Palmer—later nicknamed the “Fighting Quaker”—was educated at Swarthmore

  • Palmer, Alice Elvira Freeman (American educator)

    Alice Elvira Freeman Palmer, American educator who exerted a strong and lasting influence on the academic and administrative character of Wellesley (Massachusetts) College during her brief tenure as its president. Alice Freeman had taught herself to read by the time she entered local district

  • Palmer, Arnold (American golfer)

    Arnold Palmer, American golfer who used an unorthodox swing and an aggressive approach to become one of golf’s most successful and well-liked stars from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. He was the first to win the Masters Tournament four times (1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964) and the first (in

  • Palmer, Arnold Daniel (American golfer)

    Arnold Palmer, American golfer who used an unorthodox swing and an aggressive approach to become one of golf’s most successful and well-liked stars from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. He was the first to win the Masters Tournament four times (1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964) and the first (in

  • Palmer, Barbara (English noble)

    Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, a favourite mistress of the English king Charles II; she bore several of his illegitimate children. According to the diarist Samuel Pepys, she was a woman of exceptional beauty, but others commented on her crude mannerisms. She was the daughter of William

  • Palmer, Bertha Honoré (American philanthropist)

    Bertha Honoré Palmer, American socialite remembered especially for her active contributions to women’s, artistic, and Chicago civic affairs. Bertha Honoré in 1871 married Potter Palmer, a wealthy merchant who shortly afterward became identified with the Palmer House, one of the nation’s premier

  • Palmer, Bruce (American general [1913–2000])

    Bruce Palmer, American four-star general and U.S. Army vice chief of staff (born April 13, 1913, Austin, Texas—died Oct. 10, 2000, Alexandria, Va.), was the author of The 25-Year War: America’s Military Role in Vietnam (1984), which went against conventional wisdom regarding the strategy of the J

  • Palmer, Bruce (Canadian musician [1946–2004])

    Bruce Palmer, Canadian bass guitarist (born Sept. 9, 1946, Liverpool, N.S.—died Oct. 1, 2004, Belleville, Ont.), was a founding member of the influential folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield. The group, which also included Palmer’s good friend Neil Young, lasted for only two years (1966–68) but p

  • Palmer, Carl (British musician)

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer: December 7, 2016), and Carl Palmer (b. March 20, 1950, Birmingham, England).

  • Palmer, Charles, Lord Limerick (English noble)

    Charles Fitzroy, 1st duke of Southampton, the natural son of Charles II by Barbara Villiers, countess of Castlemaine. When his mother became duchess of Cleveland and countess of Southampton in 1670, he was allowed to assume the name of Fitzroy and the courtesy title of earl of Southampton. In 1675

  • Palmer, Clive (Australian politician and businessman)

    Clive Palmer, Australian businessman and politician known for the wide reach of his business operations, which significantly included the mining company Mineralogy. Palmer was raised in the Melbourne suburb of Williamstown until his asthma, aggravated by industrial pollution, compelled the family

  • Palmer, Clive Frederick (Australian politician and businessman)

    Clive Palmer, Australian businessman and politician known for the wide reach of his business operations, which significantly included the mining company Mineralogy. Palmer was raised in the Melbourne suburb of Williamstown until his asthma, aggravated by industrial pollution, compelled the family

  • Palmer, D. D. (American chiropractor)

    chiropractic: Palmer, who reportedly cured deafness in one individual by realigning a misaligned vertebrae. Doctors of chiropractic are trained in and through accredited chiropractic colleges. Procedures include the adjustment and manipulation of the articulations and adjacent tissues of the human body, particularly of the spinal column,…

  • Palmer, E. H. (British linguist)

    E.H. Palmer, English Orientalist, distinguished as a linguist and as a traveler, among whose many translations is a version of the Qurʾān—the sacred scripture of Islam—that, despite some inaccuracies, captures the spirit and poetry of the original. As a student, Palmer showed remarkable linguistic

  • Palmer, Earl (American drummer)

    Earl Palmer, American drummer (born Oct. 25, 1924, New Orleans, La.—died Sept. 19, 2008, Banning, Calif.), provided the “solid stickwork and feverish backbeat” that laid the foundations for rock and roll drumming; his distinctive style was notable on such recordings as Little Richard’s “Tutti

  • Palmer, Edward Henry (British linguist)

    E.H. Palmer, English Orientalist, distinguished as a linguist and as a traveler, among whose many translations is a version of the Qurʾān—the sacred scripture of Islam—that, despite some inaccuracies, captures the spirit and poetry of the original. As a student, Palmer showed remarkable linguistic

  • Palmer, Edward Vance (Australian author)

    Vance Palmer, Australian author of novels, short stories, and plays whose work is noted for disciplined diction and frequent understatement. He is considered one of the founders of Australian drama. Palmer was born and educated in Queensland. He published his first work in English magazines when he

  • Palmer, Ernest (American cinematographer)
  • Palmer, Geoffrey (prime minister of New Zealand)

    Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand lawyer, educator, and politician who served as New Zealand Labour Party leader and prime minister of New Zealand in 1989–90. Palmer was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (B.A., LL.B.) and in the U.S., at the University of Chicago. He worked as a solicitor

  • Palmer, James Alvin (American baseball player)

    Jim Palmer, American professional baseball player who won three Cy Young Awards (1973, 1975–76) as the best pitcher in the American League (AL) and who had a lifetime earned-run average (ERA) of 2.86, a 268–152 record, and 2,212 career strikeouts. He played his entire career (1965–84) with the AL’s

  • Palmer, Jim (American baseball player)

    Jim Palmer, American professional baseball player who won three Cy Young Awards (1973, 1975–76) as the best pitcher in the American League (AL) and who had a lifetime earned-run average (ERA) of 2.86, a 268–152 record, and 2,212 career strikeouts. He played his entire career (1965–84) with the AL’s

  • Palmer, John (English criminal)

    Dick Turpin, English robber who became celebrated in legend and fiction. Son of an alehouse keeper, Turpin was apprenticed to a butcher, but, having been detected at cattle stealing, he joined a notorious gang of deer stealers and smugglers in Essex. When the gang was broken up, Turpin in 1735 went

  • Palmer, John (British architect)

    Bath: …1775; Lansdown Crescent, built by John Palmer, 1796–97; and the 1795 pavilion in Sydney Gardens, Bathwick, which now houses the art collection of the Holburne Museum. In 1942 the Assembly Rooms of 1771 were destroyed in an air raid from which the whole city suffered severely, but extensive reconstruction, as…

  • Palmer, John M. (American politician)

    John G. Carlisle: …the free-silver movement, to support John M. Palmer, candidate of the National Democratic Party (Gold Democrats). As a result of this switch of allegiance, Carlisle lost popular support in his native Kentucky; from 1897 he practiced law in New York City.

  • Palmer, Lilli (German actress)

    The Counterfeit Traitor: …fellow spy Marianne Möllendorf (Lilli Palmer), with whom he develops an intense romantic relationship. After the Gestapo uncovers the truth about Möllendorf, the couple is arrested. Erickson witnesses her execution but is able to convince his captors of his innocence. His reprieve is brief, however, as a member of…

  • Palmer, Nathaniel (American explorer)

    Nathaniel Palmer, American sea captain and explorer after whom Palmer Land, a stretch of western Antarctic coast and islands, is named. Palmer went to sea at the age of 14. He served first as a sailor on a blockade runner in the War of 1812. He later became a sealer, and his South Sea explorations

  • Palmer, Nathaniel Brown (American explorer)

    Nathaniel Palmer, American sea captain and explorer after whom Palmer Land, a stretch of western Antarctic coast and islands, is named. Palmer went to sea at the age of 14. He served first as a sailor on a blockade runner in the War of 1812. He later became a sealer, and his South Sea explorations

  • Palmer, Patrick (American astronomer)

    Project Ozma: …observatory by Benjamin Zuckerman and Patrick Palmer, who intermittently monitored more than 650 nearby stars for about four years (1973–76).

  • Palmer, Pete (American sabermetrician)

    sabermetrics: Bill James and the advent of sabermetrics: …by John Thorn and sabermetrician Pete Palmer, was published. In addition to summarizing a number of the key sabermetric principles known at the time, it also popularized “linear weights,” which essentially hearkened back to Lane’s work of many decades earlier. Palmer took the concept to a different level, with his…

  • Palmer, Phoebe Worrall (American evangelist and writer)

    Phoebe Worrall Palmer, American evangelist and religious writer, an influential and active figure in the 19th-century Holiness movement in Christian fundamentalism. Phoebe Worrall was reared in a strict Methodist home. In 1827 she married Walter C. Palmer, a homeopathic physician and also a

  • Palmer, Potter (American businessman)

    Potter Palmer, American merchant and real-estate promoter who was responsible for the development of much of the downtown district and the Lake Shore Drive area of Chicago after the city’s great fire of 1871. Palmer started as a clerk in a general store in Durham, New York. In two years he became

  • Palmer, Robert Alan (British singer)

    Robert Alan Palmer, British singer (born Jan. 19, 1949, Batley, Yorkshire, Eng.—died Sept. 26, 2003, Paris, France), was a respected practitioner of “blue-eyed soul,” best known for his iconic 1985 song and music video “Addicted to Love.” Palmer, who was known for his impeccable taste in both m

  • Palmer, Roundell, 1st Earl of Selborne (British jurist)

    Roundell Palmer, 1st earl of Selborne, British lord high chancellor (1872–74, 1880–85) who almost singlehandedly drafted a comprehensive judicial-reform measure, the Supreme Court of Judicature Act of 1873. Under this statute, the complex duality of English court systems—common law and chancery

  • Palmer, Samuel (British painter)

    Samuel Palmer, English painter and etcher of visionary landscapes who was a disciple of William Blake. Palmer’s father, a bookseller, encouraged him to become a painter. By 1819 he had already exhibited small landscape studies at the Royal Academy. The works that survive from 1819 to 1821 are able

  • Palmer, Sir Geoffrey Winston Russell (prime minister of New Zealand)

    Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand lawyer, educator, and politician who served as New Zealand Labour Party leader and prime minister of New Zealand in 1989–90. Palmer was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (B.A., LL.B.) and in the U.S., at the University of Chicago. He worked as a solicitor

  • Palmer, Timothy (American architect)

    Timothy Palmer, U.S. pioneer builder of covered timber truss bridges. A millwright, he was also a self-taught carpenter and architect, and in 1792 he built the Essex-Merrimack Bridge over the Merrimack River near Newburyport. Composed of two trussed arches meeting at an island in the river, the

  • Palmer, Vance (Australian author)

    Vance Palmer, Australian author of novels, short stories, and plays whose work is noted for disciplined diction and frequent understatement. He is considered one of the founders of Australian drama. Palmer was born and educated in Queensland. He published his first work in English magazines when he

  • Palmer, William Henry (American magician)

    Robert Heller, British-born magician who popularized conjuring in the United States. Trained as a musician, Heller turned to magic after he saw a performance by the French magician Robert-Houdin in 1848. Heller settled in the United States, where he found success as a magician in the 1860s. At

  • Palmer, William Waldegrave, 2nd Earl of Selborne (British statesman)

    William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd earl of Selborne, first lord of the Admiralty (1900–05) in Great Britain and high commissioner for South Africa (1905–10), who helped initiate the rebuilding of the fleet into a force strong enough to oppose a greatly expanded German navy in World War I and who

  • Palmerston (Northern Territory, Australia)

    Darwin, capital and chief port of Northern Territory, Australia. It is situated on a low peninsula northeast of the entrance to its harbour, Port Darwin, a deep inlet of Beagle Gulf of the Timor Sea. The harbour was found in 1839 by John Stokes, surveyor aboard the ship HMS Beagle and was named for

  • Palmerston Atoll (atoll, Cook Islands, Pacific Ocean)

    Palmerston Atoll, atoll of the southern Cook Islands, a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean. A coral formation made up of six small islets, it has a 7-mile- (11-km-) wide lagoon that lacks clear passage to the open sea. Covered with coconut and

  • Palmerston North (New Zealand)

    Palmerston North, city, southern North Island, New Zealand, overlooking the Manawatu River. The settlement, named for Lord Palmerston, prime minister of England, was founded in 1866 and declared successively a town (1868), a borough (1877), and a city (1930). It lies at the junction of road and

  • Palmerston of Palmerston, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount, Baron Temple of Mount Temple (prime minister of United Kingdom)

    Lord Palmerston, English Whig-Liberal statesman whose long career, including many years as British foreign secretary (1830–34, 1835–41, and 1846–51) and prime minister (1855–58 and 1859–65), made him a symbol of British nationalism. The christening of Henry John Temple in the “House of Commons

  • Palmerston, Lord (prime minister of United Kingdom)

    Lord Palmerston, English Whig-Liberal statesman whose long career, including many years as British foreign secretary (1830–34, 1835–41, and 1846–51) and prime minister (1855–58 and 1859–65), made him a symbol of British nationalism. The christening of Henry John Temple in the “House of Commons

  • Palmesel (religious art)

    folk art: Religious art: …German sculptural type is the Palmesel, a half-size figure of Christ on the donkey, which is drawn through the streets on its wheeled base on Palm Sunday.

  • palmetto (tree)

    Palmetto, Tree (Sabal palmetto) of the palm family, occurring in the southeastern U.S. and the West Indies. Commonly grown for shade and as ornamentals along avenues, palmettos grow to about 80 ft (24 m) tall and have fan-shaped leaves. The water-resistant trunk is used as wharf piling. Mats and

  • Palmetto State (state, United States)

    South Carolina, constituent state of the United States of America, one of the 13 original colonies. It lies on the southern Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Shaped like an inverted triangle with an east-west base of 285 miles (459 km) and a north-south extent of about 225 miles (360 km), the

  • Palmgren, Selim (Finnish composer)

    Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist and composer who helped establish the nationalist movement in Finnish music. Palmgren studied at the Helsinki Conservatory in 1895 and with Ferrucio Busoni in Germany (1899–1901). In 1909 he became conductor at Turku, Fin., where he produced his opera Daniel Hjort

  • Palmieri, Eddie (American musician)

    Eddie Palmieri, American pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader who blended jazz piano with various Latin American popular-music styles and was a pioneer in the development of salsa music. Palmieri grew up in New York City in a Puerto Rican—or “Nuyorican”—household and was involved in music

  • Palmieri, Eduardo (American musician)

    Eddie Palmieri, American pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader who blended jazz piano with various Latin American popular-music styles and was a pioneer in the development of salsa music. Palmieri grew up in New York City in a Puerto Rican—or “Nuyorican”—household and was involved in music

  • Palmieri, Luigi (Italian scientist)

    seismograph: Development of the first seismographs: In 1855 Italian scientist Luigi Palmieri designed a seismograph that consisted of several U-shaped tubes filled with mercury and oriented toward the different points of the compass. When the ground shook, the motion of the mercury made an electrical contact that stopped a clock and simultaneously started a recording…

  • Palmieri, Matteo (Italian educator)

    humanism: Active virtue: Matteo Palmieri wrote that

  • Palmira (Colombia)

    Palmira, city, Valle del Cauca departamento (department), southwestern Colombia. It lies in the rich Cauca River valley. Founded in 1688, the city has long been an important agricultural and livestock-raising centre. Now the second largest city in its department, Palmira is referred to as the

  • palmistry (occultism)

    Palmistry, reading of character and divination of the future by interpretation of lines and undulations on the palm of the hand. The origins of palmistry are uncertain. It may have begun in ancient India and spread from there. It was probably from their original Indian home that the traditional

  • palmitic acid (chemical compound)

    carboxylic acid: Saturated aliphatic acids: to C18 (lauric, myristic, palmitic, and stearic), are present in the fats and oils of many animals and plants, with palmitic and stearic acids being the most prevalent. Lauric acid (C12) is the main acid in coconut oil (45–50 percent) and palm kernel oil (45–55 percent). Nutmeg butter is…

  • palmityl-S-ACP (chemical compound)

    metabolism: Fatty acids: …molecule with 16 carbon atoms, palmityl-S-ACP, is formed. In most organisms a deacylase catalyzes the release of free palmitic acid; in a few, synthesis continues, and an acid with 18 carbon atoms is formed. The fatty acids can then react with coenzyme A (compare reaction [21]) to form fatty acyl…

  • Palmolive-Peet Company (American company)

    Colgate-Palmolive Company: …the firm was bought by Palmolive-Peet Company, whose founder, B.J. Johnson, had developed the formula for Palmolive soap in 1898. At the turn of the 20th century, Palmolive—which contained both palm and olive oils—was the world’s best-selling soap.

  • Palmoxylon cliffwoodensis (plant species)

    palm: Evolution: …Sabal magothiensis and stems of Palmoxylon cliffwoodensis from the Late Cretaceous, about 80 million years ago. By the middle of the Maastrichtian, some 69 million years ago, pollen supposedly representative of Nypa fruticans and Acrocomia is present. These records place palms among the earliest recognizable modern families of flowering plants.…

  • Palmquist, Gustaf (Swedish teacher and minister)

    Baptist General Conference: …developed from the work of Gustaf Palmquist, a Swedish immigrant schoolteacher and lay preacher who became a Baptist in 1852. He established the first Swedish Baptist Church in Rock Island, Ill., that same year. Palmquist and other Swedish Baptists worked in several Midwestern states among Swedish immigrants. The movement received…

  • Palmstrom (work by Morgenstern)

    Christian Morgenstern: …include Galgenlieder (1905; “Gallows Songs”); Palmström (1910), named for an absurd character; and three volumes published posthumously: Palma Kunkel (1916), Der Gingganz (1919), and Die Schallmühle (1928; “The Noise Mill”), all collected in Alle Galgenlieder (1932).

  • palmtop (handheld computer)

    PDA, a handheld organizer used to store contact information, manage calendars, communicate by e-mail, and handle documents and spreadsheets, usually in communication with the user’s personal computer. The first PDAs were developed in the early 1990s as digital improvements upon the traditional

  • palmus (ancient Roman unit of measurement)

    measurement system: Greeks and Romans: 97 inch); and the palm (palmus), or 14 Roman foot, was 74 mm (2.91 inches).

  • Palmyra (Syria)

    Palmyra, ancient city in south-central Syria, 130 miles (210 km) northeast of Damascus. The name Palmyra, meaning “city of palm trees,” was conferred upon the city by its Roman rulers in the 1st century ce; Tadmur, Tadmor, or Tudmur, the pre-Semitic name of the site, is also still in use. The city

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