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Radford

[rad-ferd] /ˈræd fərd/
noun
1.
Arthur William, 1896–1973, U.S. admiral: chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff 1953–57.
2.
a town in SW Virginia.
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  • On Miss Radford asking, in astonished tones, "Whatever for?"

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  • The door was closed, but Miss Radford verified this before proceeding.

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  • Radford rushed up to him and fired point-blank again and again.

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    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • "If you're coming in you won't have to mind the work," said Mrs. Radford.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • Mrs. Radford sat down again, large and impressive and aloof.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • "I s'd think she boxes your ears," said Mrs. Radford, good-humouredly.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • "It's about time you did," said Mrs. Radford, clearing the table.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • We agreed that I should speak forthwith to Captain Radford on the subject.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • “They are poor people desiring to settle in England,” said Captain Radford.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston

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