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 (gĭb′ənz), Orlando 1583-1625.
English composer noted for choral music and for madrigals such as "The Silver Swan."
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1. (Biography) Grinling. 1648–1721, English sculptor and woodcarver, noted for his delicate carvings of fruit, flowers, birds, etc
2. (Biography) Orlando. 1583–1625, English organist and composer, esp of anthems, motets, and madrigals
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(ˈgɪb ənz)

Orlando, 1583–1625, English composer.
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Now rolls the thunder deep, Down the cloud valley, And the gibbons around me Howl in the long night.
Gibbons. He was middle-aged, short and corpulent, with a black beard and dark, greasy hair.
Old Gibbons don't say nothing about it--just shirks it complete--Gibbons always done that when he got stuck-- but there is Rolampton, what does he say?
Borthrop Trumbull, whose acquaintance with the history of art enabled him to state that the hall furniture, to be sold without reserve, comprised a piece of carving by a contemporary of Gibbons.
They f'und the Active o' Portland, an' Gibbons o' that town he was her skipper; they f'und her leakin' off Cape Cod Light.
At the basis of the works of all the modern historians from Gibbon to Buckle, despite their seeming disagreements and the apparent novelty of their outlooks, lie those two old, unavoidable assumptions.
Deep in an arm-chair he was reading the third volume of Gibbon's
After intense contemplation of the immaculate Gibbon Mr.
"Not Gibbon; no; d'you happen to have Modern Love or John Donne ?
The intellectual experience of the people was mainly theological and political, as it was everywhere in that day, but there were several among them who had a real love for books, and when they met at the druggist's, as they did every night, to dispute of the inspiration of the Scriptures and the principles of the Free Soil party, the talk sometimes turned upon the respective merits of Dickens and Thackeray, Gibbon and Macaulay, Wordsworth and Byron.
"What we wanted was financial accountability and we didn't get it," Gibbons said.
THE Kinks have paid tribute to their former bandmate Ian Gibbons who has died at the age of 67.