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Christie1

[kris-tee]
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noun
  1. Agatha,1891–1976, English novelist of detective fiction.
  2. a male given name, form of Christopher.
  3. a female given name, form of Christine.
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Christie2

or Chris·ty

[kris-tee]
noun (sometimes lowercase) Skiing.
  1. any of several skiing turns executed in order to change direction on a downhill run or for decreasing speed or stopping, especially a turn in which the body is swung around with the skis kept parallel.
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Origin of Christie2

1915–20; by shortening; see -ie
Also called Christiania.
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  • Mowbray pressed forward to her ear, and repeated all Christie roared.

  • Christie retorted, by way of acknowledging the introduction.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • "He ain't no target," Christie declared, with unutterable contempt.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • Christie was sweeping in the chips to the same refrain of the "cranberry tarts."

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • The three met on the edge of the clearing; Christie was the first to speak.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller


British Dictionary definitions for christie

Christie

noun
  1. Dame Agatha (Mary Clarissa). 1890–1976, British author of detective stories, many featuring Hercule Poirot, and several plays, including The Mousetrap (1952)
  2. John (Reginald Halliday). 1898–1953, British murderer. His trial influenced legislation regarding the death penalty after he was found guilty of a murder for which Timothy Evans had been hanged
  3. Linford (ˈlɪnfəd). born 1960, British athlete: Commonwealth (1990), Olympic (1992), World (1993), and European (1994) 100 metres gold medallist
  4. William (Lincoln). born 1944, French harpsichord player, organist, and conductor, born in the US; founder (1979) and director of the early-music group Les Arts Florissants
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