Cushing

[koo sh-ing]
noun
  1. Caleb,1800–79, U.S. statesman and diplomat.
  2. Harvey (Williams),1869–1939, U.S. surgeon and author.
  3. Richard James,1895–1970, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman: cardinal 1958–70; archbishop of Boston 1944–70.
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Contemporary Examples of cushing

  • Dolan was seen wearing a Green Bay Packers "cheesehead" hat in Milwaukee, but he is no Cushing.

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    Catholics' Clueless New Leader

    James Carroll

    November 20, 2010

  • Moments later, Cardinal Cushing stepped forward to read the prayers of interment.

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    My Life with the Kennedys

    Archbishop Hannan, Nancy Collins

    June 1, 2010

  • Taking our cue, Cardinal Cushing and I approached Mrs. Kennedy to offer our final words of condolence.

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    My Life with the Kennedys

    Archbishop Hannan, Nancy Collins

    June 1, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for cushing

Cushing

noun
  1. Harvey Williams. 1869–1939, US neurosurgeon: identified a pituitary tumour as a cause of the disease named after him
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cushing in Medicine

Cushing

[kushĭng]Harvey Williams 1869-1939
  1. American surgeon known for his innovations in the field of neurosurgery and for his studies of the pituitary gland.
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