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Martin,

1356–1410, king of Aragón and count of Barcelona (c.1395–1410) and, as Martin II, king of Sicily (1409–10). He succeeded his brother, John I, in Aragón and became king of Sicily on the death of his son, Martin I of Sicily, who had married Maria, last of the Sicilian branch of the house of Aragón. Martin of Aragón and Sicily died without a male heir and thus was the last ruler from the Catalan dynasty of Aragón. After a two-year interregnum, his nephew, Prince Ferdinand of Castile, was chosen (1412) king of Aragón and Sicily as Ferdinand IFerdinand I,
1379?–1416, king of Aragón and Sicily and count of Barcelona (1412–16), second son of John I of Castile; nephew and successor of Martin of Aragón. In 1406, Ferdinand became regent of Castile during the minority of his nephew, John II.
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martin:

see swallowswallow,
common name for small perching birds of almost worldwide distribution. There are about 100 species of swallows, including the martins, which belong to the same family. Swallows have long, narrow wings, forked tails, and weak feet.
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Martin

 

(Turčiansky Svaty Martin), a city in Czechoslovakia, in the Central Slovakia Region of the Slovak Socialist Republic. Population, 33,000 (1972). In the socialist era, it has become an important center for general machinery construction; there is also a pulp and paper industry. The Slovak National Museum is there.

martin

any of various swallows of the genera Progne, Delichon, Riparia, etc., having a square or slightly forked tail

Martin

1. Archer John Porter. 1910--2002, British biochemist; Nobel prize for chemistry 1952 (with Richard Synge; 1914--94) for developing paper chromatography (1944). He subsequently developed gas chromatography (1953)
2. Chris. born 1977, British rock musician, lead singer of Coldplay. He is married to the US actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
3. Frank. 1890--1974, Swiss composer. He used a modified form of the twelve-note technique in some of his works, which include Petite Symphonie Concertante (1946) and the oratorio Golgotha (1949)
4. Sir George (Henry). born 1926, British record producer and arranger, noted for his work with the Beatles
5. John. 1789--1854, British painter, noted for his visionary landscapes and large-scale works with biblical subjects
6. Michael (John). born 1945, Scottish Labour politician; speaker of the House of Commons from 2000
7. Saint. called Saint Martin of Tours. ?316--?397 ad, bishop of Tours (?371--?397); a patron saint of France. He furthered monasticism in Gaul. Feast day: Nov. 11 or 12
8. Steve(n). born 1945, US film actor and comedian; his films include The Jerk (1979), Roxanne (1987), and Bowfinger) (1999)
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Upon which the King turned to Martin with a gracious smile, saying: 'I will reward your courage by granting you whatever your heart desires.
I thank you, mighty King, for your gracious offer,' answered Martin,' 'but I do not covet either gold, silver, or precious stones; yet if you will grant me a favour, give me, I beg, the ring from off the little finger of your royal hand.
So the King took the ring from his finger and gave it to Martin, saying: 'Take it, good youth; but with it I make one condition-- you are never to confide to anyone that this is a magic ring.
That Fall they paid the first installment of two hundred dollars on their land and Martin persuaded his mother to give and Robinson to take a chattel on their two horses, old Brindle, her calf and the pigs, that other much-needed implements might be bought.
And Martin, surprised and embarrassed by his mother's unusual exhibition of feeling, had answered, roughly: "Aw, well, all right then.
Within the year Nellie married Bert Mall, Peter's eldest son, and Martin, at once, bought out her half interest in the farm, stock and implements, giving a first mortgage to Robinson in order to pay cash.
As his eyes lit on him, Martin was conscious of a sudden solidifying of the vague suspicion which had been forming in his mind.
If Elsa has been kept starving all day on that island by that long-haired--Here, come along, Martin.
When he was gone Martin rose to follow, but Tom stopped him.
Martin then proceeded to write down eight lines in English, of the most matter-of-fact kind, the first that came into his head; and to convert these, line by line, by main force of Gradus and dictionary into Latin that would scan.
Well, tra la, and if you tackle Latin, Martin, I won't have any respect for you.
And all the while, interested in the discussion, Martin had been aware of an irk in it as well.