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Gillespie

[gi-les-pee] /gɪˈlɛs pi/
noun
1.
John Birks
[burks] /bɜrks/ (Show IPA),
("Dizzy") 1917–93, U.S. jazz trumpeter and composer.
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  • "Mon Dieu, Gillespie, I thought one scalp was gone," he gasped.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • “Be back in five minutes,” he told Mrs. Gillespie outside the room.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • Gillespie, if you can not get Palmer, and somebody anyhow, if you can get neither.

  • All right,” answered Captain Gillespie from aft, “bring it home!

    Afloat at Last John Conroy Hutcheson
  • Captain Gillespie, however, interrupted him before he could proceed any further.

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Gillespie

/ɡɪˈlɛspɪ/
noun
1.
Dizzy, nickname of John Birks Gillespie. 1917–93, US jazz trumpeter
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