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Moore, Thomas 1779-1852.
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Irish romantic poet. Many of his nostalgic and patriotic lyrics, such as "The Minstrel Boy," were set to traditional Irish tunes.

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Moore, Marianne Craig 1887-1972.
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American poet whose works, published in volumes such as Observations (1924) and What Are Years? (1941), are characterized by wit, irony, and unconventional meter.

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Moore, Henry 1898-1986.
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British sculptor whose works, mostly semiabstract human figures, are characterized by smooth organic forms.

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Moore, George Edward 1873-1958.
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British philosopher whose theories, presented in Principia Ethica (1903) and other works, influenced 20th-century epistemology and linguistic analysis.

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Moore, George Augustus 1852-1933.
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Irish writer whose works include poetry, drama, criticism, and novels, such as Esther Waters (1894).

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Moore (mr, môr), Clement Clarke 1779-1863.
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American scholar and poet who wrote the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (1823).

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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices

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    The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.

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