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Edward Trowbridge ("Eddie") 1887–1951, U.S. baseball player.
Michael, 1890–1922, Irish revolutionist and patriot.
Michael, born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
William, 1721–59, English poet.
(William) Wilkie [wil-kee] , 1824–89, English novelist.


Mary (Morse) Baker (Mrs. Glover; Mrs. Patterson) 1821–1910, U.S. founder of the Christian Science Church.
Also, Eddie. a male given name, form of Edgar or Edward.


Edward Vernon ("Eddie") 1890–1973, U.S. aviator and aviation executive.
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collins (ˈkɒlɪnz)
a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
[C20: probably after the proper name Collins]

Collins (ˈkɒlɪnz)
1.  Michael. 1890--1922, Irish republican revolutionary: a leader of Sinn Féin; member of the Irish delegation that negotiated the treaty with Great Britain (1921) that established the Irish Free State
2.  (William) Wilkie. 1824--89, British author, noted particularly for his suspense novel The Moonstone (1868)
3.  William. 1721--59, British poet, noted for his odes; regarded as a precursor of romanticism

eddy (ˈɛdɪ)
n , pl -dies
1.  a movement in a stream of air, water, or other fluid in which the current doubles back on itself causing a miniature whirlwind or whirlpool
2.  a deviation from or disturbance in the main trend of thought, life, etc, esp one that is relatively unimportant
vb , -dies, -dies, -dying, -died
3.  to move or cause to move against the main current
[C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse itha; related to Old English ed- again, back, Old High German it-]

Eddy (ˈɛdɪ)
Mary Baker. 1821--1910, US religious leader; founder of the Christian Science movement (1866)

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., Scot. ydy, possibly from O.N. iða "whirlpool," and related to the frequent O.E. prefix ed- "again, backwards," cognate of L. re-. Related: Eddied; eddies; eddying.

"iced alcoholic drink served in a tall glass," 1944, U.S.
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eddy   (ěd'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence. See also vortex.
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Engineer eddie kramer upheld this by refusing to allow any drug use during session work.
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