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[pik-ferd] /ˈpɪk fərd/
Mary (Gladys Marie Smith) 1893–1979, U.S. motion-picture actress, born in Canada. Unabridged
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  • "We are not on the same side, for Pickford is a traitor," answered Sandy.

    In The Saddle Oliver Optic
  • We resembled Reason and Hope, or one of Pickford's barges and a towing-horse.

  • I will start at once for Pickford, and my men will go off to the settlers round.

    A Soldier's Daughter G. A. Henty
  • At first I had thought of taking them to Pickford's receiving office.

    The Uttermost Farthing R. Austin Freeman
  • She'd been knocked down by a Pickford that morning, sure as a gun.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
  • The sanctuary was not a permanent abiding-place, but a kind of criminal Pickford's.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • Into this cartridge I shall insert a detonator cap, which is fastened to the end of a Pickford fuse—thus.

    In the Track of the Troops R.M. Ballantyne
  • They were allowed the saccharine Pickford, and of course Fairbanks's gravity-defying feats, and Chaplin's gorgeous grotesqueries.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • Veldt stones were also somewhat inconvenient, as they vary in size to anything above or below a Pickford van.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
British Dictionary definitions for Pickford


Mary, real name Gladys Mary Smith. 1893–1979, US actress in silent films, born in Canada
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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