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Scargill

noun
  1. Arthur. born 1938, British trades union leader; president of the National Union of Mineworkers (1982–2002). He led the miners in a long and bitter strike (1984–85), but failed to prevent pit closures
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Historical Examples

  • Mrs. Scargill was talking about her at the Duffins' tennis, before you came for me, on Tuesday.

    Soldiers Three

    Rudyard Kipling

  • They all loved the Scargill Street house for its openness, for the great scallop of the world it had in view.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • They were now in another house, an old one, near the Scargill Street home, which had been left soon after William had died.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • Mrs. Scargill was talking about her at the Dutfins' tennis, before you came for me, on Tuesday.