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 (dĕk′ər), Thomas 1572-1632.
English playwright whose comedy The Shoemaker's Holiday (1600) is notable for its vivid portrayal of daily life in London.
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(Biography) Thomas. ?1572–?1632, English dramatist and pamphleteer, noted particularly for his comedy The Shoemaker's Holiday (1600) and his satirical pamphlet The Gull's Hornbook (1609)
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Thomas, 1572?–1632?, English playwright.
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(about 1575 to about 1619), son of a counsellor of Queen Elizabeth, a lawyer; and Thomas Dekker (about 1570 to about 1640), a ne'er-do-weel dramatist and hack-writer of irrepressible and delightful good spirits.
Dekker, who was guiding the July 22 tour, didn't know it then, but he ended up capturing an occurrence so unusual that many marine mammal researchers had never seen it before.
Chase Dekker, who is also a marine biologist, took the spectacular shot during a whale-watching boat trip off the coast of Monterey Bay, in California, last week.
Erwin Dekker has written a wonderful book examining key figures in the tradition of Austrian economics--Ludwig von Mises, Joseph Schumpeter, Friedrich Hayek, as well as close allies such as Karl Popper--in order to situate them within the context of fin de siecle Vienna from which they sprang and to highlight the many intriguing connections between their economic thought and other areas of inquiry.
JAN DEKKER admits he feels sheer relief after ignoring the hype and disposing of Lisa Ashton.
The Los Angeles Clippers are nearing a deal Sunday that will send forward Sam Dekker to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 1951 in the northwestern Russian city of Belikij Novgorod, archaeologists unearthed a letter incised on birchbark with a stylus, something they had long theorized but had not found until then, says Dekker, and by the end of the 2017 archaeological season, they had found about 1200 of them.
Tribune News Network Doha Dutch, multiple Tour De France stage winner, Erik Dekker took victory in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) MTB Elite Race at the second edition of the Al Adaid Desert Challenge in Qatar this weekend.
Four Birds of Noah's Ark by Thomas Dekker (Eerdmans, 2017)
The Descent by Thomas Dekker ( price PS9.09 (PB) saving 10% on rrp) The Descent is a sports book with a difference.
This collected works volume attributes The Whole Royal and Magnificent Entertainment of King James through the City of London, 15 March 1604, with the Arch's of Triumph not only to Middleton, but also to 'Thomas Dekker, Stephen Harrison, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Middleton'.
On the night he died his carers dropped him off in Finglas before he headed to Blanchardstown where he met Noone and Richard Dekker.