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Akeley

[eyk-lee] /ˈeɪk li/
noun
1.
Carl Ethan, 1864–1926, U.S. naturalist, explorer, and sculptor.
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  • Akeley looked at it and exclaimed, "By George, I believe he's got them!"

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • Please return it to me as I have sent the original to the President and asked him to get Mr. Akeley's opinion.

  • Mr. Akeley, a man famed in African hunting exploits, was to deliver a talk before a little club to which I belonged.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • Mr. Akeley had an elaborate moving picture machine and we planned to get some excellent pictures of charging animals.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • At last it died down, all was hurriedly prepared for the ascension, and Mrs. Akeley took her place again in the basket.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • There were four white people in our expedition—Mr. and Mrs. Akeley, Mr. Stephenson, and myself.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • Both he and Mrs. Akeley had been in Africa before and knew the country as thoroughly perhaps as any who has ever been there.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • Mrs. Akeley fired and missed, but her second shot pierced his brain and he fell like a log.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • For nearly two hours we followed, Akeley tracking with remarkable precision.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • The head slowly and almost imperceptibly turned, and Akeley signaled me to shoot.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

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