- John Grif·fin [grif-in] /ˈgrɪf ɪn/, 1835–1910, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1883–89.
- a city in Cumbria, in NW England.
- a city in S Pennsylvania.
- Angling. a fishhook having a narrow bend.
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Examples from the Web for carlisle
Carlisle writes that the Air Force would want a crew ratio of 10 to one for each drone orbit during normal everyday operations.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says
January 5, 2015
“Demand has never gone down ever,” Carlisle told reporters Monday.Drone ‘Shortage’ Hampers ISIS War
November 18, 2014
The conservation world, Carlisle says, is “not prepared to take on underworld.”
For now, Carlisle says the best way to keep rhinos alive is by moving them, one lumbering gray creature at a time.
If a sequel to Liquid Sky emerges out of the current work of Carlisle and Tsukerman, there will be a built-in audience.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie
June 2, 2014
They told me that if my husband were ever taken he would be brought to Carlisle.
Had he seen this gate on his way into Carlisle, or passed through that bar?
When he walked listlessly into Carlisle it was through the Botcher-gate on the south.
In how many hours might one ride to Carlisle at the fastest—in the night and in a cart?
And he chose a moment when there were no ships of war at anchor in Carlisle Bay.Captain Blood
- a city in NW England, administrative centre of Cumbria: railway and industrial centre. Pop: 71 773 (2001)Latin name: Luguvallum (ˌluːɡuːˈvæləm)
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Word Origin and History for carlisle
Carleol (c.1100), earlier Lugovalio (4c.), from a Celtic proper name *Luguvalos. The Celtic cair "fortified town" was added in the Middle Ages.
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