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Fitzsimmons

[fit-sim-uh nz, fits-] /fɪtˈsɪm ənz, fɪts-/
noun
1.
James ("Sunny Jim") 1874–1966, U.S. racehorse trainer.
2.
Robert Prometheus, 1862–1917, English boxer: world heavyweight champion 1897–99.
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  • "Dr. Fitzsimmons gives Beulah another three months at the most," he said.

    Watch the Sky James H. Schmitz
  • Some pictures of Fitzsimmons, Jeffries, and Sharkey also adorned the walls.

    A California Girl Edward Eldridge
  • An hour later Fitzsimmons found Woodman sitting in his office.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • "He passed his entrance exams among the first ten," Fitzsimmons repeated.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • Fitzsimmons, the trainer, looked at him with warm admiration.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • Let me quote, for example, what befell my old acquaintance, Fitzsimmons.

    Haunted Places in England Elliot O'Donnell
  • What exactly he saw, Fitzsimmons has never been prevailed upon to say.

    Haunted Places in England Elliot O'Donnell
  • That night she took her departure, and Mrs. Fitzsimmons refused her a character.

    Haunted Places in England Elliot O'Donnell
British Dictionary definitions for Fitzsimmons

Fitzsimmons

/ˌfɪtˈsɪmənz/
noun
1.
Bob. 1862–1917, New Zealand boxer, born in England: world middleweight (1891–97), heavyweight (1897–99), and light-heavyweight (1903–05) champion
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