The salted and smoked meat from the back and sides of a pig.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.
, Francis. First Baron Verulam and Viscount Saint Albans. 1561-1626.
English philosopher, essayist, courtier, jurist, and statesman. His writings include The Advancement of Learning (1605) and the Novum Organum (1620), in which he proposed a theory of scientific knowledge based on observation and experiment that came to be known as the inductive method.
, Francis 1909-1992.
Irish-born British painter best known for his portraits in which subjects are distorted and invested with feelings of terror.
, Nathaniel 1647-1676.
English-born American colonist who led Bacon's Rebellion (1676), in which a group of frontiersmen captured and burned Jamestown in an attempt to gain reforms and greater participation in the government of Virginia.
, Roger Known as “Doctor Mirabilis.” 1214?-1292.
English friar, scientist, and philosopher whose Opus Majus (1267) argued that Christian studies should encompass the sciences.