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pollock

1

[ pol-uhk ]

noun

, Chiefly British.
, plural pol·locks, (especially collectively) pol·lock.
  1. Also called saithe. a North Atlantic food fish, Pollachius virens, of the cod family.


Pollock

2

[ pol-uhk ]

noun

  1. Sir Frederick, 1845–1937, English legal scholar and author.
  2. Jackson, 1912–56, U.S. painter.

Pollock

/ ˈpɒlək /

noun

  1. PollockSir Frederick18451937MEnglishLAW: legal scholar Sir Frederick. 1845–1937, English legal scholar: with Maitland, he wrote History of English Law before the Time of Edward I (1895)
  2. PollockJackson19121956MUSARTS AND CRAFTS: painter Jackson. 1912–56, US abstract expressionist painter; chief exponent of action painting in the US


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pollock1

Variant of pollack
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Example Sentences

Pollock is an ecologist, also at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Pollock, Hauber and their colleagues wondered if other scientists had seen similar behavior.

The agency saw in the abstract art of modern artists like Pollock, de Kooning, and Rothko a kind of very American assertive individualism and so promoted their work abroad, often funding exhibitions.

Searching through the scientific literature, Hauber, Pollock and colleagues found only 11 anecdotes of birds stealing hair from live mammals.

Pollock insisted she was not against vaccines, but said that people should have the freedom to choose.

We recall Lee Krasner keeping Jackson Pollock sober enough to be a superstar, and we say: that was before feminism.

Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, and Jackson Pollock hang nearby, and would make for interesting companions during a night out.

The Pollock-Krasner Authentication Board continued to nix Red, Black and Silver, until they disbanded in 1996.

The painting in question, Red, Black and Silver, is just 24 by 20 inches and wholly unlike any other by Jackson Pollock.

“I knew I was going to see a real Pollock from the picture on her book A Love Affair,” he said.

Major Pollock and I gazed blankly for more than a minute at that mysterious shining, which seemed to rise higher and higher.

All at once Wessels and Pollock, who were ahead, sprang into the air and began agitating their hats.

One of my colleagues—Mr. Pollock—was willing to give that declaratory clause, which was necessary.

When the eight dories delivered their catch, there were five thousand pounds of cod, pollock and large haddock in the pens.

They found the road blocked by the wagon of James Pollock, and his son Samuel, who were loading wood.

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