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Algernon a.k.a. Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff: Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff is a fictional character from the 1895 play The Importance of Being Earnest and its film adaptations.


  1. Algernon is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  2. Algernon is a given name which derives from the Norman-French soubriquet Aux Gernons, meaning "with moustaches". It is first heard of in reference to William de Percy, 1st Baron Percy, a Knight from Percy-en-Auge, who accompanied William the Conquerer to England in 1066, and ancestor of the Dukes, and Earls of Northumberland, many of whom bore the name. It was also used as a nickname for Eustace II, Count of Boulogne.

Phrases with Algernon

  1. algernon charles swinburne
  2. gideon algernon mantell

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Google previewFrankenstein's Revenge - a play full of shifty manoeuvres and time travel.

by Michelle Barber

Algernon is a figment ...

Google previewGeorge Meredith

by Hannah Lynch

Algernon is a flippant sinner of the well - known school, generally beset with debts, and not much troubled with morals. Edward, Dahlia's lover, is of other texture — of a perilous superiority, cold-brained, legal, sharp, and unyouthfully serious.

Google previewLaw of Torts (2007)

by David W. Oughton, John Marston, Barbara Harvey

Algernon is a private individual, who appear to be treated differently from businesses. In such a case, it may well be foreseeable that such a person might not immediately be able to rectify the damage caused by the defendant's negligence.

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Writers, 19th and 20th Centuries (2009)

by Christine L. Krueger

Blackwood, Algernon British countryside.In the last stanza the poem re- turns to the present,in which the husband has died of cancer and the wife has a bad heart. Both have been abandoned by the promise of progress that seemed so ...

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That which is not just, is not Law; and that which is not Law, ought not to be obeyed. (Algernon Sydney)
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Scrabble value of A1L1G2E1R1N1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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