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Gerard, John

(jĕr`ärd, jərärd`), 1545–1612, English botanist and barber-surgeon. He compiled a catalog (1596) of the plants in his garden, the first of its kind to be published in England. He is best known for his Herball (1597), largely an adaptation of other works to which he added bits of folklore and some original observations.
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Except the recollection of the line of politics his father had adopted, and which might interfere, unless he acted with the greatest prudence, with his own career, Gerard de Villefort was as happy as a man could be.
If they make me Governor of India, Gerard, I'll make you Minister of Kashmir- that's settled.
Fortunately one of the officers, Captain Gerard, had become an excellent friend of Tarzan's, and so when the ape-man suggested that he should embrace the opportunity of accompanying him to Bou Saada, where he expected to find hunting, it caused not the slightest suspicion.
He studied Nature in all her aspects for the benefit of his paintings, which were as minutely finished as those of Gerard Dow, his master, and of Mieris, his friend.
She got out "The Cloister and the Hearth," the best non- selling book of the month, settled her feet on her trunk, and began to wander with Gerard.
Sarah left Gerard and Denys treed by a bear and listened.
While Kajol looked beautiful in a white sari with pink and silver border designed by Manish Malhotra, Gerard looked dapper in a black suit.
Gerard Daly vanished without trace from his rural home in Bailieboro, Co Cavan, on June 26 and his devastated family are desperate to find out what happened to him.
First established in Naperville in 1993, Gerard has grown from two to 16 employees, including 10 senior designers and two writers.
ACTOR Tony Roper told yesterday how he wept with Billy Connolly at the news Gerard Kelly had died of a brain aneurysm at 51.
BIRMINGHAM-BORN singer/ songwriter Gerard McMann is planning to call in a favour from a Hollywood hotshot to get more of his music heard around the world.
PARISH councillor Gerard Smith was beaten to within inches of his life outside his own home.