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Boothroyd

noun
  1. Betty . Baroness. born 1929, British politician; speaker of the House of Commons (1992–2000)
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Examples from the Web for boothroyd

Historical Examples

  • Matilda wrote to her sister, Mrs. Boothroyd, whose husband was employed at the municipal gasworks, and sent her a pass.

    Old Mole

    Gilbert Cannan

  • Mrs. Boothroyd seized Old Mole by the hand and shook it warmly, while she giggled with excitement.

    Old Mole

    Gilbert Cannan

  • When she saw Mrs. Boothroyd she gave a cry of delight, rushed to her and flung her arms round her neck and kissed her.

    Old Mole

    Gilbert Cannan

  • The Boothroyd family only knew of Matildas disaster and nothing of her subsequent history.

    Old Mole

    Gilbert Cannan

  • Dr. Boothroyd renders one of the foregoing passages, "the large, fat tail entire, taken clear to the rump."

    Domestic Animals

    Richard L. Allen