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Walcott

[wawl-kuh t, -kot] /ˈwɔl kət, -kɒt/
noun
1.
Derek, born 1930, West Indian poet and playwright: Nobel prize 1992.
2.
Joe (Arnold Cream"Jersey Joe") 1914–94, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1951–52.
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  • The last, at all events, I must pay, since Walcott's name was not in his own handwriting.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II. Charles James Lever
  • "I told you that Walcott got home at midnight," answered the colonel.

  • Captain Walcott endeavoured to bribe the American pilot to remain with him.

  • Walcott is coming to-morrow for my final decision in that matter.

    At the Time Appointed A. Maynard Barbour
  • Mr. Walcott and I are going into partnership; how do you like the looks of my partner, Puss?

    At the Time Appointed A. Maynard Barbour
  • I know I can trust to your honor that you will not influence her against Walcott?

    At the Time Appointed A. Maynard Barbour
  • As she sat alone in her misery she heard Walcott take his departure.

    At the Time Appointed A. Maynard Barbour
  • Has Mr. Walcott ever conducted himself other than as a gentleman?

    At the Time Appointed A. Maynard Barbour
  • Walcott's visits were now so frequent it was impossible longer to avoid him.

    At the Time Appointed A. Maynard Barbour
  • After what I have just told you, Mr. Walcott, do you still ask me to be your wife?

    At the Time Appointed A. Maynard Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for Walcott

Walcott

/ˈwɔːlkət/
noun
1.
Derek (Alton). born 1930, St Lucian poet and playwright, whose works include the poetry collections In a Green Night (1962) and The Bounty (1997), the play The Dream on Monkey Mountain (1967), and the long poem Omeros (1990): Nobel prize for literature 1992
2.
Jersey Joe, real name Arnold Raymond Cream. 1914–94, US boxer: world heavyweight champion 1951–52
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