A British author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He based many of his works, including Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, on his adventures as a sailor.
Exercise Caution With These Telltale IdiomsThe following idioms are helpful reminders to assess your circumstances and decide when to make a change.
Why Is New York City Known As “The Big Apple” And “Gotham”?New York City goes by many names, such as the “City that Never Sleeps” and the less humble “Center of the Universe.” But the Big Apple is the most kenspeckled. There are many rumors about the history of the nickname. Did the city used to be filled with apple orchards? Does the name originate with a brothel madam named Eve? Actually, the widespread use of …
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