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Hornby

/ˈhɔːnbɪ/
noun
1.
Nick. born 1958, British writer; his books include the memoir Fever Pitch (1992; filmed 1997) and the bestselling novels About a Boy (1998; filmed 2002),How To Be Good (2001), and Juliet, Naked (2009)
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  • The next morning at daybreak the household of Nathan 48 hornby was astir.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • Hansen, here, is one of the witnesses he tells me, and hornby is the other.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • By August 9th he was at hornby, where he remained for some days.

  • The following story is told and believed by some persons in hornby.

    Lancashire Folk-lore John Harland
  • Charles's vengeance was not for hornby, for the injury did not come from him.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley
  • He went into the house where Charles's master, hornby, was; and Charles sat and wondered.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley
  • After that they parted, and hornby came down stairs and got on his horse.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley
  • hornby bowed right and left to the people he knew but seemed absent.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley
  • But it was nearly seven, and yet hornby loitered, and seemed undetermined.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley

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