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 (fôr′ĭst, fŏr′-), Nathan Bedford 1821-1877.
American Confederate general who was active at the battles of Shiloh (1862) and Chickamauga (1863). He was a founder and the first leader (1867-1869) of the Ku Klux Klan.


(Biography) John, 1st Baron Forrest 1847–1918, Australian statesman and explorer; first premier of Western Australia (1890–1901)


(ˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-)

Nathan Bedford, 1821–77, U.S. Confederate general.
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Once upon a time there lived about half a mile from a forrest a farmer and his wife and his sons and daughters and a granddaughter.
The little girl was then taken prisoner by a witch and cast into a dunjun full of snakes where she died from their bites and people who went through the forrest after that were taken prisoner by her ghost and cast into the same dunjun where they died.
All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand Banners rise into the Air With Orient Colours waving: with them rose A Forrest huge of Spears: and thronging Helms Appear'd, and serried Shields in thick array Of depth immeasurable: Anon they move In perfect PHALANX to the Dorian mood Of Flutes and soft Recorders; such as rais'd To highth of noblest temper Hero's old Arming to Battel, and in stead of rage Deliberate valour breath'd, firm and unmov'd With dread of death to flight or foul retreat, Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage With solemn touches, troubl'd thoughts, and chase Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain From mortal or immortal minds.
they but now who seemd In bigness to surpass Earths Giant Sons Now less then smallest Dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless, like that Pigmean Race Beyond the INDIAN Mount, or Faerie Elves, Whose midnight Revels, by a Forrest side Or Fountain fome belated Peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while over head the Moon Sits Arbitress, and neerer to the Earth Wheels her pale course, they on thir mirth & dance Intent, with jocond Music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
I have been a dramatic critic myself, in my time, and I was often surprised to notice how much more I knew about Hamlet than Forrest did; and it gratifies me to observe, now, how much better my brethren of ancient times knew how a broad sword battle ought to be fought than the gladiators.
Forrest in bed," the woman said, "and he was such a tall gentleman.
The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-
THOUGH THE EXISTING BODY OF SCHOLARSHIP on the mid-Tudor poet William Forrest may be small, still some disagreement has crept into the written record that requires consideration.
Forrest being born in a log cabin, becoming man of the house and providing for his family when he was a boy, is a story better suited to Reader's Digest than American Handgunner.
DISGRACED teacher Jeremy Forrest looks gaunt as he starts job hunting after his release from prison for having sex with a 15-year-old pupil.
Just moments earlier, businessman Forrest Hayes had greeted a woman on to his luxury yacht with a hug.
John Forrest pocketed the cash from his recycled food packaging business Re-Pet to pay for holidays, schools fees, hotels and furniture, while the company headed towards administration.