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Moses British & World English

(Fl. circa 14th-13th centuries bc), Hebrew prophet and lawgiver, brother of Aaron. According to the biblical account, he was born in Egypt and led the Israelites away from servitude there, across the desert towards the Promised Land. During the journey he was inspired by God on Mount Sinai to write down the Ten Commandments on tablets of stone (Exod. 20)

Moses New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(fl. c.14th–13th centuries bc), Hebrew prophet and lawgiver

Moses, Ed British & World English

(B.1955), American athlete; full name Edwin Corley Moses. He won Olympic gold medals for the 400-metres hurdles in 1976 and 1984, and set four successive world records between 1976 and 1983

Moses, Grandma British & World English

(1860–1961), American painter; byname of Anna Mary Robertson Moses. She took up painting as a hobby when widowed in 1927, producing more than a thousand paintings in naive style, mostly of American rural life

Malone, Moses British & World English

(1955-), US basketball player. A premier center, he played for the Houston Rockets and six other teams 1976–95. Basketball Hall of Fame (2001)

Moses basket British & World English

A carrycot or small portable cot made of wickerwork

Austin, Stephen Fuller British & World English

(1793–1836), colonizer of Texas. He founded the first recognized Anglo-American settlement in Texas 1823 and served briefly as secretary of state of the Republic of Texas 1836. His colonization of Texas was a continuation of the effort begun by his father, Moses Austin (1761–1821), who in 1821 became the first man allowed to bring Anglo-American settlers into Spanish Texas

the Law of Moses in law British & World English

The precepts of the Pentateuch

Moses Austin in Austin1 British & World English

The state capital of Texas; population 757,688 (est. 2008). First settled in 1835, it was named in 1839 after Stephen F. Austin, son of Moses Austin, leader of the first Texas colony

Moses Austin in Austin, Stephen Fuller British & World English

(1793–1836), colonizer of Texas. He founded the first recognized Anglo-American settlement in Texas 1823 and served briefly as secretary of state of the Republic of Texas 1836. His colonization of Texas was a continuation of the effort begun by his father, Moses Austin (1761–1821), who in 1821 became the first man allowed to bring Anglo-American settlers into Spanish Texas

Grove, Lefty British & World English

(1900–1975) US baseball player; full name Robert Moses Grove. He pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics 1925–34 and the Boston Red Sox 1935–41. He led the American League in strikeouts 7 times and had a career record of 300 wins. Baseball Hall of Fame (1947)

Maimonides British & World English

(1135–1204), Jewish philosopher and Rabbinic scholar, born in Spain; born Moses ben Maimon. His Guide for the Perplexed (1190) attempts to reconcile Talmudic scripture with the philosophy of Aristotle

Moses Horwitz in Three Stooges British & World English

A US comedy team, comprising various partners from the early 1930s to 1970. The most popular trio (1934–46) were Moe Howard (born Moses Horwitz) (1897–1975), Curly Howard (Moe’s brother; born Jerome Lester Horwitz) (1903–52), and Larry Fine (born Louis Feinberg) (1902–75). The Stooges' nearly 200 movie shorts include Men in Black (1934), Hold That Lion! (1947), and Quiz Whizz (1958)

Moses Mendelssohn in Reform Judaism British & World English

A form of Judaism, initiated in Germany by the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729–86), which has reformed or abandoned aspects of Orthodox Jewish worship and ritual in an attempt to adapt to modern changes in social, political, and cultural life

Moses ben Maimon in Maimonides British & World English

(1135–1204), Jewish philosopher and Rabbinic scholar, born in Spain; born Moses ben Maimon. His Guide for the Perplexed (1190) attempts to reconcile Talmudic scripture with the philosophy of Aristotle

Robert Moses Grove in Grove, Lefty British & World English

(1900–1975) US baseball player; full name Robert Moses Grove. He pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics 1925–34 and the Boston Red Sox 1935–41. He led the American League in strikeouts 7 times and had a career record of 300 wins. Baseball Hall of Fame (1947)

Edwin Corley Moses in Moses, Ed British & World English

(B.1955), American athlete; full name Edwin Corley Moses. He won Olympic gold medals for the 400-metres hurdles in 1976 and 1984, and set four successive world records between 1976 and 1983

Anna Mary Robertson Moses in Moses, Grandma British & World English

(1860–1961), American painter; byname of Anna Mary Robertson Moses. She took up painting as a hobby when widowed in 1927, producing more than a thousand paintings in naive style, mostly of American rural life

the Moses of Her People in Tubman, Harriet British & World English

(Circa 1820–1913), US abolitionist; born Araminta Ross; known as the Moses of Her People. She was born a slave in Maryland, but escaped via the Underground Railroad in 1849. Following what she called direct messages from God, she returned to Maryland numerous times to lead about 300 slaves to safety in the North. During the Civil War, she spied and served as a scout for the Union