r. richard


[ri-shahrd; French ree-shar]
Maurice [maw-rees; French moh-rees] , ("Rocket") 1921–2000, Canadian hockey player.
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Richard (ˈrɪtʃəd)
1.  Sir Cliff, real name Harry Rodger Webb. born 1940, British pop singer. Film musicals include The Young Ones (1961) and Summer Holiday (1962)
2.  Maurice, known as Rocket. (1821--2000); Canadian ice hockey player

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masc. proper name, M.E. Rycharde, from O.Fr. Richard, from O.H.G. Ricohard, from P.Gmc. *rik- "ruler" + *harthu "hard." One of the most popular names introduced by the Normans.
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