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Laurence Hyde


Laurence Hyde (1914—1987) was a Canadian artist and filmmaker who produced wood engravings for illustrated books in which stories were told entirely in pictures. However, discouraged by poor sales and critical and public indifference, he eventually abandoned printmaking.

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Why doesn’t anyone in North America say barmy for balmy? According to my research, Barmy came first and still enjoys a jolly life. But most North American dictionaries don’t even mention the earlier Scots barmy. 

Simon McGavin, Cyberspace

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