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Oswald

[ oz-wawld ]
/ ˈɒz wɔld /
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noun

Lee Harvey, 1939–63, designated by a presidential commission to be the lone assassin of John F. Kennedy.
a male given name.

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Oswald
/ (ˈɒzwəld) /

noun

Lee Harvey. 1939–63, presumed assassin (1963) of US president John F. Kennedy; murdered by Jack Ruby two days later
Saint. ?605–41 ad, king of Northumbria (634–41); with St Aidan he restored Christianity to the region. He was killed in battle by Penda of Mercia. Feast day: Aug 5
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