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Lecky

[lek-ee] /ˈlɛk i/
noun
1.
William Edward Hartpole
[hahrt-pohl] /ˈhɑrt poʊl/ (Show IPA),
1838–1903, Irish essayist and historian.
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  • You have your Tuesdays, and go on with your Lecky; and I will keep a copy at home, and read up with you.

    Pink and White Tyranny Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Naka Machi, bring me Lecky, completely uniformed as a smart chauffeur!

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • The whole field of modern discovery, says Lecky in his Democracy and Liberty was outside his range.

  • After Lecky had shifted gears he drove with his left hand alone.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • The two statements taken together reveal Lecky to be a man without prejudice.

  • Paine tells us, too, that Lecky's 'European Morals' was an old favorite.

    1601 Mark Twain
  • Captain Brown and Captain Lecky came from below, and hastened to get in the studding-sails, in anticipation of the coming squall.

    A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' Annie Allnut Brassey
  • On these kinds of devils, see the note of Vives in loc., or Lecky's Hist.

    The City of God, Volume II Aurelius Augustine
  • Lecky walked blithely along the street and turned right when he was opposite the limousine.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • An asylum in Cairo was founded in 1304, while the first Christian asylum expressly for the mad is noted in 1409 (Lecky).

British Dictionary definitions for Lecky

Lecky

/ˈlɛkɪ/
noun
1.
William Edward Hartpole (ˈhɑːtˌpəʊl). 1838–1903, Irish historian; author of The History of England in the 18th Century (1878–90)
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