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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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So Martin consented, and for a year he worked diligently, and served his master faithfully, not sparing himself in any way.
Martin examined the contents of the sacks, and seeing that one was full of silver and the other of sand, he said to himself:
In the middle of the wood he came upon a meadow, where a fire was burning, and in the midst of the fire, surrounded by flames, was a lovely damsel, more beautiful than anything that Martin had ever seen, and when she saw him she called to him:
With deepened discomfort, Martin hurried to the creek to water the horses.
Wade took the long drive Martin, under his father's guidance, chopped down enough trees to build a little lean-to kitchen and make-shift stable.
"He could have lived on the skimmed milk we feed to the pigs," thought Martin.
'Was he?' grunted Martin, whose sorrows were tending to make him every day more like a sulky schoolboy.
'Only it happens to be a crow in a beech,' said Martin, as the bird flew out.
"You just come down to my study, then, and I'll show you five sorts," said Martin.
"Ay, the old Madman has got the best collection in the house, out and out," said Tom; and then Martin, warming with unaccustomed good cheer and the chance of a convert, launched out into a proposed bird-nesting campaign, betraying all manner of important secrets--a golden-crested wren's nest near Butlin's Mound, a moor-hen who was sitting on nine eggs in a pond down the Barby road, and a kingfisher's nest in a corner of the old canal above Brownsover Mill.
Martin followed the discussion closely, and while he was convinced that Olney was right, he resented the rather cavalier treatment he accorded Ruth.
"You see, Martin's not seeking culture," Olney exulted.