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Blakey

[bley-kee] /ˈbleɪ ki/
noun
1.
Art (Abdullah Ibn Buhaina) 1919–90, U.S. jazz drummer.
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  • Then with an effect of recollecting: “No, come to think of it,” he added, “Blakey gave it to me.”

    Between The Dark And The Daylight William Dean Howells
  • I found that Blakey had not come home, but he returned in a day or two, and said he had looked all over London for me.

    Adventures and Recollections Bill o'th' Hoylus End
  • This the guard managed all right, poor Blakey being taken 200 miles further from home.

    Adventures and Recollections Bill o'th' Hoylus End
British Dictionary definitions for Blakey

Blakey

/ˈbleɪkɪ/
noun
1.
Art, full name Arthur Blakey. (1919–90), US Black jazz drummer and leader of the Jazz Messengers band
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