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Byrd

[burd]
noun
  1. Richard Evelyn,1888–1957, rear admiral in U.S. Navy: polar explorer.
  2. Robert C(arlyle),1917–2010, U.S. politician: senator from West Virginia 1959–2010.
  3. William,c1540–1623, English composer and organist.
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Historical Examples of byrd

  • In an odd voice Barry offered, "You think it your duty—because Byrd is so rich——?"

    The Innocent Adventuress

    Mary Hastings Bradley

  • Why, yes, Byrd, naturally it was meant to treat you all alike.

    Left Guard Gilbert

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • "It's Byrd, sir," announced Mr. Brooke in a low, shocked voice.

    Left Guard Gilbert

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • "Byrd, I think you ought to take a law course," said the principal.

    Left Guard Gilbert

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Of this oligarchy of politician-planters, Colonel Byrd was indeed the most notable.


British Dictionary definitions for byrd

Byrd

noun
  1. Richard Evelyn . 1888–1957, US rear admiral, aviator, and polar explorer
  2. William . 1543–1623, English composer and organist, noted for his madrigals, masses, and music for virginals
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