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Neill

noun
  1. A (lexander) S (utherland). 1883–1973, Scottish educationalist and writer, who put his progressive educational theories into practice at Summerhill school (founded 1921)
  2. Sam . born 1947, New Zealand film and television actor; his work includes the television series Reilly, Ace of Spies, (1983) and the films My Brilliant Career (1979), Dead Calm (1989), Jurassic Park (1993), and The Piano (1993)
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  • What if Neill Sheridan, poking about alone with a candle, could see through that veil?

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • Neill records that the troops did not reach the Minnesota River until September.

    Old Fort Snelling

    Marcus L. Hansen

  • Neill's division was on the left of Smith's troops, and did not advance as far.

  • General Neill was injured by the fall of his horse, which was shot.

  • “Why, Neill, you have been smoking,” said the first lieutenant.

    Peter Simple

    Frederick Marryat