david phillips

Phillips

[fil-ips]
noun
1.
David Graham, 1867–1911, U.S. novelist.
2.
Jayne Anne, born 1952, U.S. poet, short-story writer, and novelist.
3.
Stephen, 1868–1915, English poet and playwright.
4.
Wendell, 1811–84, U.S. orator and reformer.
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Phillips (ˈfɪlɪps)
 
n
Captain Mark. born 1948, English three-day-event horseman; married to Anne, the Princess Royal, divorced 1992

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Phillips
proper name of a cross-slot screw and corresponding screwdriver, 1935, named for its inventor, U.S. businessman Henry F. Phillips (1890-1958) of Portland, Ore. It was designed for car makers, hence the handyman's complaint that they are difficult to un-screw. Phillips lost the patent in 1949.
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