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J(ames) G(raham). 1930–2009, British novelist, born in China; his books include Crash (1973), The Unlimited Dream Company (1979), Empire of the Sun (1984), Cocaine Nights (1996), and Super-Cannes (2000)
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  • The whole had been arranged under the superintendence of ballard, the architect of the Halles Centrales.

    An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • Dr. ballard had gone, and his hostesses were awaiting the summons to dinner.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
  • Even Mis' Judge ballard fell for it, though hers was made of severe black with a long coat.

    Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then we will go driving and see that charming spot Dr. ballard told us about.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
  • The other five lots were claimed under ballard and John Waugh.

Word Origin and History for ballard


surname, attested from late 12c., probably meaning "bald head;" cf. Wyclif "Stye up, ballard," where Coverdale translates "Come vp here thou balde heade" [2 Kg.2:23-24, where God kills 42 children for making fun of Elijah's lack of hair.]

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