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What does the word gaunt mean?

    It means to be extremely thin with signs of ill health or starvation, such as sunken cheeks, deeply recessed eyes and so on.
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Why was Duke of Briantree John Adams nickname?

The Duke of Braintree was a sarcastic reference to his grandiose airs. It referenced the town of Braintree, Massachusetts, where Adams was born. Braintree was later split in (MORE)

Why was john Wayne named duke?

  A local fireman gave him the nickname "Little Duke" because of the dog that constantly accompanied him "Big Duke" an airedale terrier. He preferred Duke to Marion so the (MORE)

Who is the Duke of Lancaster?

The Duchy of Lancaster was created for John of Gaunt, a son of King Edward III, in the year 1362. When he died in 1399 the Duchy passed to his son, Henry Bolingbroke.. Boling (MORE)