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Lecky

[lek-ee] /ˈlɛk i/
noun
1.
William Edward Hartpole
[hahrt-pohl] /ˈhɑrt poʊl/ (Show IPA),
1838–1903, Irish essayist and historian.
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  • Naka Machi, bring me Lecky, completely uniformed as a smart chauffeur!

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • After Lecky had shifted gears he drove with his left hand alone.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • This corrects the mis-statement of Lecky (vi, 94) on this topic.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • Lecky discusses that question in his History of European Morals.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • Paine tells us, too, that Lecky's 'European Morals' was an old favorite.

    1601 Mark Twain
  • I found that the plan succeeded with Macaulay and with Lecky.

    Historical Essays James Ford Rhodes
  • Lecky has said that the eighteenth century is richer than any other in the romance of crime.

  • The condition of things has been ably recorded by Mr. Lecky.

  • Mina looked imploringly at Flora and glanced with dismay at Miss Lecky.

  • But we have not yet presented Miss Lecky to the reader,—she has only been heard of as "old Lecky."

British Dictionary definitions for Lecky

Lecky

/ˈlɛkɪ/
noun
1.
William Edward Hartpole (ˈhɑːtˌpəʊl). 1838–1903, Irish historian; author of The History of England in the 18th Century (1878–90)
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