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Armstrong

[ahrm-strawng]
noun
  1. (Daniel) LouisSatchmo, 1900–71, U.S. jazz trumpeter and bandleader.
  2. Edwin Howard,1890–1954, U.S. electrical engineer and inventor: developed frequency modulation.
  3. HenryHenry Jackson, 1912–88, U.S. boxer: world featherweight champion 1937–38; world lightweight champion 1938–39; world welterweight champion 1938–40.
  4. Lance,born 1971, U.S. cyclist with seven consecutive victories (1999–2005) in the Tour-de-France.
  5. Neil A.,1930–2012, U.S. astronaut: first person to walk on the moon, July 20, 1969.
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  • "Fenn and I will go over to Mr. Armstrong's house this afternoon," said Bart.

  • In the meanwhile Bart and Fenn had reached Mr. Armstrong's house.

  • "Maybe you'll be sorry you took the beast," Mr. Armstrong added.

  • He was surprised, however, and not a little embarrassed when Mrs. Armstrong followed.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • But if it's about that house of mine—rent or anything, you just do whatever Mrs. Armstrong says.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for armstrong

Armstrong

noun
  1. Edwin Howard. 1890–1954, US electrical engineer; invented the superheterodyne radio receiver and the FM radio
  2. (Daniel) Louis, known as Satchmo. 1900–71, US jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and singer
  3. Gillian. born 1950, Australian film director; her films include My Brilliant Career (1978), Little Women (1994), and Charlotte Gray (2001)
  4. Neil (Alden). 1930–2012, US astronaut; commanded Apollo 11 on the first manned lunar landing during which he became the first man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969
  5. Lance . born 1971, US cyclist, winner of 7 Tour de France titles, 1999–2005; stripped of the titles in 2012 and banned for life, having been found to have used banned substances
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