- /jawrj/, n.1. a figure of St. George killing the dragon, esp. one forming part of the insignia of the Order of the Garter.2. Brit. Slang. any coin bearing the image of St. George.3. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter G.4. Brit. Slang. an automatic pilot on an airplane.5. by George! Chiefly Brit. Informal. (an exclamation used to express astonishment, approval, etc.)/jawrj/; for 4 also Ger. /gay ohrdd"geuh/, n.2. Henry, 1839-97, U.S. economist: advocate of a single tax.3. Saint, died A.D. 303?, Christian martyr: patron saint of England.4. Stefan Anton /shte"fahn ahn"tohn/, 1868-1933, German poet.5. Lake, a lake in E New York. 36 mi. (58 km) long.6. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning "farmer."
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* * *town, Western Cape province, South Africa. The town lies distantly east of Cape Town and immediately inland from the Indian Ocean. It was founded in 1811 as the first British settlement in the Cape Colony and named after King George III, as was George Peak nearby. Hops, not otherwise grown in South Africa, are cultivated in the area. Boats, shoes, and furniture are manufactured in the town. George serves as an educational and service centre for the surrounding rural area. It has a mild and equable climate and is traditionally a place of retirement. Pop. (2001) town, 78,154; mun., 135,407.▪ king of Bohemiabyname George of Poděbrady, Czech Jiří z Poděbradborn April 23, 1420, Poděbrady, Bohemia [now in Czech Republic]died March 22, 1471, Pragueking of Bohemia from 1458. As head of the conservative Utraquist faction of Hussite Protestants, he established himself as a power when Bohemia was still under Habsburg rule, and he was thereafter unanimously elected king by the estates. A nationalist and Hussite king of a prosperous state, he incurred the enmity of the papacy and Bohemia's Roman Catholic neighbours, which finally destroyed his power.George became the leader of the Utraquists (Utraquist) in 1444. Opposing the Roman Catholic pro-Habsburg party, whose prospective Bohemian king Ladislav (Ladislas V) was still a minor, he captured Prague in 1448, thereafter defeating the Habsburg faction. Accepting the situation, Ladislav's guardian, the future emperor Frederick III, entrusted George with the administration of Bohemia in 1451, while the Bohemian Diet appointed him regent. When Ladislav began his rule in 1453, George's importance waned; but, after the king's sudden death in 1457, he was elected king (March 2, 1458) despite accusations, probably false, that he had poisoned Ladislav. Bohemia prospered under his rule, and he enhanced his prestige by trying to organize an anti-Turkish league of Christian states (1462). But he refused Pope Pius II's demand that he abolish the Compactata, which had legitimized the Utraquist party. Although Pius died (1464) before his planned crusade against Bohemia began, the new pope, Paul II, supported a confederacy of nobles against George (1465), and on Dec. 23, 1466, the pope excommunicated him, pronounced him deposed, and forbade Roman Catholics to continue allegiance to him. Emperor Frederick III and Matthias Corvinus (Matthias I) of Hungary joined the alliance against Bohemia, and on May 3, 1469, Matthias established himself in Brno as a rival king of Bohemia. George, however, refused to abdicate, and the struggle continued until his death.
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