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ground-living rodent of the genus Marmota, of the squirrel family, closely related to the ground squirrel, prairie dog, and chipmunk. Marmots are found in Eurasia and North America; the best-known North American marmot is the woodchuck, M.
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town (1990 est. pop. 4,459), SW B.C., W Canada, 60 mi (97 km) N of Vancouver, near Alta and Green lakes in Whistler Valley in the Coast Mts. A popular summer resort area since the 1920s, it was also developed as a ski resort in the 1960s and now lies at the foot of Whistler Blackcomb, North America's largest ski resort and the site of the Alpine events in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Garibaldi Provincial Park is there.


An effect that occurs when a plasma disturbance, caused by a lightning discharge, travels out along lines of magnetic force of the earth's field and is reflected back to its origin from a magnetically conjugate point on the earth's surface; the disturbance may be picked up electromagnetically and converted directly to sound; the characteristic drawn-out descending pitch of the whistler is a dispersion effect due to the greater velocity of the higher-frequency components of the disturbance.


James Abbott McNeill. 1834--1903, US painter and etcher, living in Europe. He is best known for his sequence of nocturnes and his portraits
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Perhaps in retaliation, Whistler took the liberty of coating Leyland's valuable leather with Prussian-blue paint and depicting a pair of peacocks aggressively confronting each other on the wall opposite "The Princess.
Despite the furor surrounding its creation, Leyland kept his dining room as Whistler had left it and continued filling the shelves with porcelain until his death in 1892.
Though noted for his paintings, Whistler first achieved critical and commercial success as an etcher, producing meticulously drawn prints of working-class life in rural France and London.
Freer purchased 11 impressions of the Amsterdam prints from Whistler in the spring of 1890, eventually assembling an unrivaled collection of 1,100 of Whistler's works on paper: pastels, watercolors, drawings, lithographs, and prints.
Barry is convinced the 24 by 20inch oil painting is a genuine Whistler and he is keeping it in secure storage.
He took it to galleries in the USA, where Whistler experts were encouraging.
Whistler (1834-1903) settled in London in 1859 where he was introduced to Leyland.
In 1871 Leyland invited Whistler to Speke Hall, the grand home he was leasing on the outskirts of Liverpool.
Her love for Whistler was lasting and she was to see him at her home in Hans Place, Chelsea, where sometimes she sat in a hammock chair in the nearby park.
After examining the painting, Susan Grace Galassi, associate curator of the Frick Collection, wrote to Barry, saying: ``Both Edgar Munhall (a leading expert) and I were impressed with the depth of your research, and found your arguments for a Whistler attribution quite compelling.