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Byrd

[burd] /bɜrd/
noun
1.
Richard Evelyn, 1888–1957, rear admiral in U.S. Navy: polar explorer.
2.
Robert C(arlyle) 1917–2010, U.S. politician: senator from West Virginia 1959–2010.
3.
William, c1540–1623, English composer and organist.
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  • In an odd voice Barry offered, "You think it your duty—because Byrd is so rich——?"

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • "It's Byrd, sir," announced Mr. Brooke in a low, shocked voice.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Why, yes, Byrd, naturally it was meant to treat you all alike.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • "Byrd, I think you ought to take a law course," said the principal.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Of this oligarchy of politician-planters, Colonel Byrd was indeed the most notable.

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Byrd

/bɜːd/
noun
1.
Richard Evelyn. 1888–1957, US rear admiral, aviator, and polar explorer
2.
William. 1543–1623, English composer and organist, noted for his madrigals, masses, and music for virginals
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