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Mrs. Malaprop in the play "The Rivals" (1775) by Irish-English playwright Richard Sheridan
outlaw brothers Frank and Jessie James; other James brothers, Henry and William, were great writers
Indo-European root word yug ("join"); in Sanskrit, = union of the individual soul with the Infinite, aka God
"Despot" = title of emperor and high church official in Byzantine Empire; Alexander the Great and Kublai Kahn are famous examples
Latin tritus (worn out); hackneyed, a synonym of this word, comes from the town Hackney near London, famous for its horses
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