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Short description of a book for promo purposes. Eponymous from fictional “Belinda Blurb” invented by writer Gelett Burgess in 1914.


A clockwork model of the solar system, invented by George Graham. Eponym, named in honor of Charles Boyle, the 4th Earl of Orrery.

A hard, black, glassy volcanic rock. Latin “obsianus” < “Obsius”=a Roman who found such a stone in Ethiopia.

Drink made from port, sugar, lemon, and hot water. Eponym after Col. Francis Negus (d. 1732) who reputedly invented it.

An actor or actress: Eponym from Greek “Thespis,” the traditional father of Greek tragedy (C6th BCE), hence related to drama in general.

Short, coat-like sweater fastened down the front. C19th eponym after James Brudenel, 7th Earl of Cardigan whose troops wore them.

English hard felt hat with a dome-shaped top. Eponym named after Thomas Bowler, and English hatter who designed it in 1850.

Close-fitting one-piece garment worn by acrobats and dancers. Eponym from French trapeze artists Jules Leotard (1830-1870).

Fast-food chain named from the sound of the company’s founders, the Raffel Brothers (RBs), Forrest and Leroy.

International coffee company named after the character “Starbuck” in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”

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