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[pik-ferd] /ˈpɪk fərd/
Mary (Gladys Marie Smith) 1893–1979, U.S. motion-picture actress, born in Canada. Unabridged
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  • With a gloomy conviction that Pickford is wholly utilitarian and unimaginative, I proceeded on my way.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • The sanctuary was not a permanent abiding-place, but a kind of criminal Pickford's.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • Enter Mr. Pickford (not Marys father), bearing a large table in six cases.

  • Into this cartridge I shall insert a detonator cap, which is fastened to the end of a Pickford fuse—thus.

    In the Track of the Troops R.M. Ballantyne
  • Yes, Sir; and if I mistake not, you are the gentleman who has called to see my friend, Mr. Pickford.

  • They were allowed the saccharine Pickford, and of course Fairbanks's gravity-defying feats, and Chaplin's gorgeous grotesqueries.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • I suppose, Mrs. Pickford, things are now more comfortable at home than they used to be?

  • Veldt stones were also somewhat inconvenient, as they vary in size to anything above or below a Pickford van.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
  • "We are not on the same side, for Pickford is a traitor," answered Sandy.

    In The Saddle Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for Pickford


Mary, real name Gladys Mary Smith. 1893–1979, US actress in silent films, born in Canada
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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