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Delbert

[del-bert] /ˈdɛl bərt/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Albert.
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  • I don't hold with shooting, but certainly I never held with Smoky Delbert.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • If Delbert lives, the charge will be assault with a deadly weapon.

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  • Smoky Delbert, happening to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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  • Smoky Delbert was an especially vicious poacher who belonged, and one day would land, in jail.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • A half hour later, Al drove his pickup into the Delbert yard, to find another truck there ahead of him.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • If they come in fighting, he's apt to fight right back, and one stove-in Delbert around here is enough.

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  • Smoky Delbert, always the poacher, had known of the beech thicket and the trail through it.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Smoky Delbert's shooting had brought Lorton more fame, or notoriety, than it had known since its founding.

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  • Definitely out of danger, but due for a long convalescence in the Lorton hospital, Smoky Delbert had told everything.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Only, in this instance, it had made too many of them forget that Smoky Delbert was a vicious poacher.

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