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Gleason

[glee-suh n] /ˈgli sən/
noun
1.
Jackie (Herbert John Gleason"The Great One") 1916–87, U.S. comedian and actor.
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  • It was finally secured by Gleason on Claflin's thirty-three yards.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Gleason hasn't chirped, but then he is somewhere in central Iowa buying.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • Mr. Gleason imagines there is no accomplishment he does not possess.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • It was evident to Mrs. Stannard that Gleason was striving to be questioned.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • Such men as Gleason, with whom he consorted, would soon get him into trouble.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • Gleason was quick to note the silence and to divine its cause.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • "I thought some of his letters might have been from Leavenworth," said Gleason, after a pause.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • Gleason found in converse with her so much that reminded him of the mother he had lost, alas!

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • We are just as much obliged to you, Mr. Gleason, but—not to-day.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • Mr. Gleason had not appeared since the issuance of the orders to march.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King

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